[ES_JOBS_NET] Research Assistant Professor (pre-professorate) at UMBC

Belay Demoz bdemoz at umbc.edu
Wed Nov 21 10:28:29 MST 2018

The Department of Physics, Atmospheric Physics Program (ATPH), at the
University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for the
Atmospheric Physics Pre-Professoriate Fellowship. Candidates with research
and teaching interests in the broad area of numerical climate and/or
weather modeling, including but not limited to boundary layer processes,
numerical simulation of aerosol-cloud interactions, cloud and aerosol
parameterization in climate models, computational fluid dynamics, and data
assimilation, will be considered. Candidates are expected to contribute to
the diversity and excellence of the department and group through research,
teaching and service. We seek candidates who have the potential to
establish a vigorous, externally funded, research program that complements
existing faculty research interests, and who are able to teach effectively
both the undergraduate physics curricula and graduate atmospheric courses
in the ATPH program. A PhD in Atmospheric Physics or in a closely related
field is required. A list of course syllabi can be found in
https://physics.umbc.edu/undergrad/syllabi/. The profile of the current
Atmospheric Physics faculty of UMBC can be found in

The purpose of the Pre-Professoriate Fellowship is to support promising
scholars who are committed to diversity in academia and prepare those
scholars for a possible tenure track appointment at UMBC upon completion of
the two-year appointment period. We are particularly interested in
receiving applications from individuals who are members of groups that
historically have been underrepresented in the professoriate.

UMBC is a national model for diversity and inclusive excellence in STEM
through its Meyerhoff Scholar http://meyerhoff.umbc.edu/ and Graduate
Fellows programs (http://meyerhoffgrad.umbc.edu/); two of the most
innovative and successful programs in promoting diversity and preparing
students from underrepresented groups for careers in STEM. UMBC is a
dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and
service. The department offers a BS and BA in Physics, and both MS and PhD
degrees in Physics and in Atmospheric Physics. The ATPH program has 5
tenured/tenure-track professors and about 15 graduate students and a
vibrant and well established long-term collaboration with various NASA
research centers including a the Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology,
(JCET; http://jcet.umbc.edu).

The fellow will be appointed as a Research Assistant Professor for a
two-year term beginning August 2019. During the two-year term of
appointment, the fellow will teach one course (one semester only) per year.
Most of the fellow’s time will be devoted to pursuing research. Highly
experienced research and teaching mentors will meet with the fellow
regularly to provide guidance on developing a pedagogically sound teaching
philosophy and plan, and improving the skills needed to pursue an academic
research career, including proposal and manuscript writing, and technical
presentation skills. The fellow will also benefit from professional
development opportunities across the campus. After the end of the two-year
fellowship, the candidate can be promoted to the tenure-track Assistant
Professor level if the research and teaching performance of the candidate
meets the expectation of the department and university.
Interested candidates should upload all required materials listed in the
application instructions below on the Interfolio website at.
http://apply.interfolio.com/52210. For best consideration submit
application materials by March 19th 2019. Applications will be received
until a suitable candidate is identified. Candidates will be selected on
the basis of scholarly promise and the potential to add to the diversity of
the UMBC community.

Application Instructions: to apply, please visit
Deadline: Full consideration will be given to those applicants who submit
all materials to by MARCH 15, 2019. A complete submission will consist of:
1) Cover Letter
2) Curriculum Vitae
3) Three Letters of Reference
4) Statement of Proposed Research Plan (2-3 pages)
5) Personal Statement that details your demonstrated commitment to
diversity efforts and the mission of UMBC, and why you should be selected
for this position (1-3 pages)
6) Teaching Statement (1-2 pages)

Questions regarding the program may be addressed to: Dr. Belay Demoz,
bdemoz at umbc.edu, however all application materials MUST be submitted
through Interfolio.

The University of Maryland Baltimore County is an Equal Opportunity
Employer/Affirmative Action. UMBC is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE
Institutional Transformation Award to increase the participation of women
in academic careers.

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