Assistant Professor position available in the Department of Atmospheric & Environmental Sciences

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The Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences (DAES) of the University at Albany, State University of New York, seeks applicants at the Assistant (tenure track) Professor level for one position, effective Fall 2012. This is a 10-month appointment that allows supplementary summer salary from research funding. Candidates with experience in the following two possible areas are encouraged to apply: Ocean – Atmosphere Interactions or Climate-Cryosphere Dynamics and Feedbacks. The ideal candidate for the first area would have a solid grounding in the theory of physical interactions and feedbacks between ocean and atmosphere on climate-relevant timescales (interannual or longer). The ideal candidate for the second area would have expertise in any aspect related to the cryosphere and its interactions with climate, using models, observations, remote sensing and/or theory. However, candidates whose research specialization complements existing research programs in the department are also encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will be expected to carry out the responsibilities of a full-time faculty member in the DAES which includes (i) teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, (ii) maintaining a strong externally funded research program, (iii) mentoring and supervision of graduate students and (iv) participating, as necessary, in all service and programmatic activities of the Department, College and University.

Qualified candidates must have a doctorate in atmospheric, environmental or earth science, or a closely related field from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization. Candidates are expected to provide evidence that they can teach with distinction at the undergraduate and graduate level and be an effective mentor of graduate students. Applicants must also address in their applications their ability to work with and instruct culturally diverse populations. They must demonstrate ability to build and maintain a strong, externally funded research program.

Professional Rank and Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Starting Date: September 2012

Interested applicants should apply online via and submit a detailed curriculum vitae (including publication reprints), a statement of research and teaching goals and the names and contact information of three references.


For more information about the DAES and this announcement, please refer to or the Human Resources website at or contact Mathias Vuille (, 1-518-442-4472)

Position is contingent on final budget approval.

The university at Albany is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer

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