Assistant Professor position available at the University of Kansas

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Assistant Professor position available at the University of Kansas

Braaten, David

The Department of Geography and Atmospheric Science at the University of Kansas (KU) seeks outstanding applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Atmospheric Science with a research specialty in climate science. This position is expected to begin as early as August 18, 2018.


Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science or a related field by the start date of the appointment. A strong record of research and demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching are required. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded research program that complements and expands the existing research strengths of the department. Candidates with expertise in the analysis of large climatic datasets, climate dynamics, or climate modeling are encouraged to apply. Teaching expectations include undergraduate and graduate courses in atmospheric science, and possibly other courses cross-listed with atmospheric science. Student advising and departmental service are also expected. Refer to for additional information about the department. KU is located in Lawrence, Kansas, about 40 miles west of Kansas City, and has been given a five-star campus rating. Lawrence has a vibrant downtown and is ranked the second best college town by


For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to: A complete online application includes the following materials: cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and the names and contact information for three professional references.  For additional information contact David Braaten, tele: 1-785-864-3801, e-mail: [hidden email].


Initial review of applications will begin December 15, 2017 and will continue as long as needed. The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to the climate of diversity in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and to four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities; and (4) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge. For more information, see


The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, retaliation, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and is the University’s Title IX Coordinator: the Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, [hidden email], 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785) 864-6414, 711 TTY.



David Braaten, Professor, Department of Geography and Atmospheric Science, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045

[hidden email], +1-785-864-3801


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