Tenure-Track Positions in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

Peking University is a leading university in China with complete disciplines in natural and social sciences. The Dept. of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences offers comprehensive academic programs for undergraduate, Master, and Ph.D. students (http://www.atmos.pku.edu.cn/). There are currently 25 faculty members with diverse research interests, including climate, atmospheric dynamics, synoptic and meso-scale meteorology, radiation and remote sensing, cloud physics, atmospheric chemistry, boundary layer meteorology, air-sea-land interaction, physical oceanography, etc.

The Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences of Peking University invites domestic and foreign talents in atmospheric and oceanic sciences to join the faculty. Three positions are available in physical oceanography, particularly in areas of ocean general circulation, ocean biogeochemical cycle, ocean model development, and satellite oceanography. Five positions are available in atmospheric sciences, particularly in areas of radiation and remote sensing, climate dynamics and modeling, synoptic and meso-scale meteorology, cloud physics, atmospheric boundary layer, and land-air interaction. Applications must be received by the end of August, 2012. The positions will remain open until filled.

All positions are research-oriented, tenure-track positions at the assistant or associate professor level under the “Bairen” or “Young Qianren” programs. The initial contract is 6 years, with a mid-term review, and the possibility of promotion to full professor after an international review at the end of the 6-year period. Teaching duty is waived for the first year and half of the standard teaching load from the second year on (approximately one 3-h class each year).


A Ph.D. degree in main research discipline
At least two years of postdoctoral research experience

Start-up research funding is available. The amount depends on the applicant’s research area.
Base annual salary is competitive. For detailed salary information, please contact the Department.
One-time subsidy for renting a 2-bedroom university apartment at a low rate. Better housing support is likely in the near future.
Application materials

Curriculum vita with publication records
Application form, which can be downloaded at http://www.atmos.pku.edu.cn/job/PKU_Form_Applicant.doc.
Three reference letters (including one from the Ph.D. thesis advisor) in electronic pdf format sent directly from the referees
Research and teaching plan for the next 3-6 years (no more than 3 pages)
Contact information

Atmospheric science positions: Prof. Zhiyong Meng Email: zymeng@pku.edu.cn, Tel: 86-10-62751131
Oceanography positions: Prof. Tzung-May Fu Email: tmfu@pku.edu.cn, Tel: 86-10-62753221
Mailing address: Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing, China, 100871