[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant Professor of Cloud Physics and Climate Change, University of California, Davis i

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Fri Nov 27 15:00:19 MST 2015


POSITION # 15-08 Assistant Professor of Cloud Physics and Climate Change 
(academic year position)


*Open date:*November 10th, 2015
*Next review date:*January 31st, 2016
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
*Final date:*June 30th, 2016
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those 
received after the review date will only be considered if the position 
has not yet been filled.


The Department of Land, Air & Water Resources in the College of 
Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, 
Davis is recruiting an Assistant Professor of Cloud Physics and Climate 
Change. This is an academic year (9-month), tenure track position that 
includes the expectation of mission-oriented research and outreach 
relevant to the California Agricultural Experiment Station.

We are seeking applicants that focus on the physics of clouds and its 
connections to the climate system, using modeling, laboratory, and/or 
field approaches. Examples of topics include cloud microphysical 
processes, aerosol-cloud-radiation interactions, precipitation 
efficiency, or the representation of cloud processes in climate/weather 
models. The ideal candidate will link cloud processes with other 
components of the Earth system, especially the hydrologic system. The 
successful candidate will coordinate with existing departmental 
colleagues who have expertise in large-scale and climate dynamics, 
climate modeling, mesoscale modeling, hydrology, biomicrometeorology, 
boundary-layer meteorology, Earth system modeling, and atmospheric 

The appointee is expected to establish a competitively funded research 
program that addresses critical issues in cloud physics and climate 
change, and will be responsible for teaching undergraduate courses for 
the Atmospheric Science and Environmental Science and Management majors. 
Possibilities include general education courses in climate change (ATM 
5) and severe weather (ATM 10), and upper division courses in cloud 
physics (ATM 120), geophysical fluid dynamics (ATM 121a and 121b), 
climate change (ATM 116), and radiative transfer (ATM 128). The 
successful candidate will also teach a graduate course on topics such as 
advanced dynamics (ATM 221), climate dynamics (ATM 241), or cloud 
physics – climate interactions (which has not been offered on campus). 
After a few years of building a class portfolio, we expect the appointee 
to teach an average of 2.5 courses per year (i.e., every three 
quarters), typically two undergraduate courses each year and a graduate 
course in alternate years, in addition to occasionally running a seminar 
series. Supervision of graduate students, undergraduate student 
advising, curricular development, participation in outreach programs, 
and university service are expected. Consistent with the mission of a 
Land Grant university and in support of the goals of the California 
Agricultural Experiment Station, research developed under the 
appointee’s research program should include an applied component useful 
to constituents in the public and/or private sectors.

This recruitment is conducted at the assistant rank. The resulting hire 
will be at the assistant rank, regardless of the proposed appointee's 

UC Davis supports Family-friendly recruitments. UC Davis covers travel 
expenses for a second
person to accompany an invited faculty recruitment candidate who is a 
mother (or single parent of either gender) of a breast or bottle-feeding 
child less than two years of age.

UC Davis recognizes the necessity of supporting faculty with efforts to 
integrate work, family and other work-life considerations. To recruit 
and retain the best faculty, the campus sponsors a Work Life
Program that provides programs and services that support faculty as they 
strive to honor their commitments to work, home and community.

The UC Davis Partner Opportunities Program (POP) is a service designed 
to support departments and deans’ offices in the recruitment and 
retention of outstanding faculty. Eligibility for POP services is 
limited to full-time Academic Senate Ladder Rank faculty (including 
Lecturers with Security of Employment (LSOE), Lecturers with Potential 
Security of Employment (LPSOE) Senior Lecturer with Security of 
Employment (SLPSOE)), and Cooperative Extension Specialists.

UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus effective January 1, 2014. 
Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of 
unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited 
on any property owned or leased by UC Davis-- indoors and outdoors, 
including parking lots and residential space.




    Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V., including a List
    of Publications


    Most Significant Pub #1


    Most Significant Pub #2


    Most Significant Pub #3


    Undergraduate & Graduate transcripts


    Statement of Research accomplishments and future research plans


    Statement of Teaching accomplishments and philosophy


    Cover Letter (Optional)


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    guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is
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