Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science


The Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science at The Pennsylvania State University, on the University Park campus, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor with interdisciplinary expertise in the water cycle. We seek an inspired colleague who will develop a successful research program, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and demonstrate commitment to advancing equity and inclusion. Broadly, water-cycle research can focus on topics such as global and regional atmospheric circulations, air-sea-ice-land interactions, and biogeochemical processes, while using research methods such as remote sensing, data assimilation, data analytics, and numerical modeling. A Ph.D. in atmospheric science or a related discipline is required by the time of hire. Demonstrated ability to conduct interdisciplinary research is highly desired. This position will support two thematic areas of the Penn State strategic plan: ‘Driving Digital Innovation’ and ‘Stewarding our Planet’s Resources.’ As part of a cluster hire initiative of the Institute for Cyber Science (ICS), the new hire should enhance big-data and computing-intensive research and will have access to the Penn State high-performance research cloud, a state-of-the-art computing facility, operated by The Institute for Cyber Science (ICS). The new hire will also be a member of the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI), a vibrant interdisciplinary community within the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences and the Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment. Applications should be submitted online and include (1) a cover letter, (2) statements of research and teaching interests, (3) a curriculum vitae, (4) evidence, either woven through their application materials, or as a separate diversity statement, of a commitment to fostering diversity, equity, inclusive excellence, and belonging and of engagement which creates an inclusive environment in their department/workplace.” (5) the names and addresses of four references. Applications from women and under-represented groups are strongly encouraged. While expecting to hire at the Assistant Professor level, candidates with exceptional qualifications may be considered at the Associate Professor rank. Review of applicants will begin immediately, and applications received by November 15, 2018 will receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Further inquiries about the position may be directed to Professor Chris Forest (ceforest@psu.edu).

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088