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Assistant Professor Position in Climate Prediction and Predictability
Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the areas of climate prediction and predictability, with a particular focus on subseasonal-to-seasonal time scales, and with possible additional expertise/interests in machine learning/artificial intelligence and climate services. Qualified candidates in the areas of earth system prediction, and prediction on interannual to decadal time scales are also encouraged to apply. The ideal applicant would also possess an interest in collaborating with social and behavioral scientists to help understand the communication of, and response to, long-lead predictions of extreme events, which tend to adversely impact populations along socio-economic and racial lines.

The position is a nine-month academic appointment with a target start date of August 16, 2022. Successful candidates are expected to effectively teach a diverse student body at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, establish and maintain an active and independent research program, and provide service to the department, the university, and the profession. Candidates with a documented commitment to working with students or faculty from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented in the field through teaching, mentoring, or administration are especially encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences, meteorology, or a closely related field, is required. Starting salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Illinois College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. Faculty in the College create knowledge, address critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge, and prepare students for lives of impact in the state, nation, and globally. To meet these objectives, the College embraces and values diversity and difference through hiring faculty candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

To apply, create your candidate profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu to submit application materials. Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references, and three statements of no more than two pages each: 1) statement of teaching interest and philosophy, 2) statement of research interests, and 3) statement of commitment to equity, inclusivity and diversity. Letters of recommendation may be requested electronically from referees at a later date. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered. To ensure full consideration applications are due by November 15, 2021.

Questions about the position or application procedures may be directed to the chair of the search committee: Prof. Ryan L. Sriver, E-mail: rsriver@illinois.edu

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The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regualtions and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.


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Two Ph.D. Positions at the University of Illinois Focusing on Land-Climate Interactions

The Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois is seeking two outstanding applicants to pursue Ph.D. degrees in atmospheric sciences with an emphasis on land-climate interactions. Successful applicants will receive a research assistantship at the university. Their research will be concerned with numerical modeling and scientific assessment of the interactions among earth’s climate, terrestrial ecosystems, including food and energy crops, and land use and land cover changes (LULCC).

Applicants should have a strong educational background that is well-grounded in physics and mathematics. While the scope of the research topic is broad and flexible, we are seeking highly motivated and creative individuals with a strong interest generally in the relationships among science and policy on international environmental issues from an earth system science perspective.

Applicants must satisfy all other requirements for becoming a Ph.D. student at the University of Illinois in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences. For more information and to apply, please follow this link: https://atmos.illinois.edu/admissions/graduate/how-apply-graduate-program

It is anticipated that research assistantships paying stipends will be available starting in the 2022 spring semester.

Inquiries from interested students should be directed to Professor Atul Jain, E-mail: jain1@illinois.edu.