Assistant Professor in Atmospheric Science - Climatologist - 10194BR
Assistant Professor in Atmospheric Science - Climatologist
The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to the community of diversity in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and 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 http://www.provost.ku.edu/strategic-plan/initiatives.
Conduct research in the area of climate science. Tenure-track faculty members are expected to develop and maintain an active research program, which gains national recognition and is advanced substantially beyond the level of the Ph.D. dissertation. It should provide solid evidence that the faculty member is a dedicated scholar whose research will continue to develop in depth and importance throughout his or her career. Tenure-track faculty members are expected to publish in peer-reviewed journals and to present findings at professional conferences.
- Teach 4 courses/academic year in the Geography and Atmospheric Science department; courses may be cross-listed or cross-referenced with other departments. One course equivalency may be dedicated in the overall teaching effort of responsibilities for this position to specific curricular reform and development.
- Develop curricular programs (e.g., courses in climate science) in atmospheric science.
- Prepare for and attend all class meetings. In case of absence, faculty member must make arrangements for a substitute to teach class. Classes should not be canceled.
- Develop assignments, administer tests, evaluate student work, provide feedback to students, and assign grades.
- Hold regular office hours for students involved in classes taught. A minimum of three posted office hours each week is required. Be available for reasonable appointments if a student cannot meet during scheduled office hours.
- Adhere to program, College, and University policies.
- All faculty members are expected to be active in advising. All faculty members are to take their teaching and advising responsibilities seriously and to strive for excellence in the classroom.
Tenure-track faculty are expected to participate in appropriate professional activities, such as attending program meetings, carrying out program committee assignments, attending national meetings or conferences, and refereeing or reviewing manuscripts for research journals and grant proposals. Service to the College and University is also expected, and to the greater profession at-large.
All faculty members are expected to act in a manner that promotes collegial relationships and shows respect toward students, staff, and colleagues. Faculty members are expected to meet satisfactory standards of performance in all three areas of responsibility and to carry out those responsibilities in accordance with the Faculty Code of Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct
- Ph.D. in atmospheric science or related field is expected by the start date of appointment.
- Demonstrated ability to teach beginning and advanced courses in specialty.
- Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching atmospheric science courses, as evidenced by teaching philosophy statement and/or reference letters on teaching.
- Demonstrated commitment to excellence in research as evidenced by graduate coursework, dissertation research, publications, and/or externally funded research grants.
Additional Candidate Instructions
Initial review of applications will begin December 15, 2017 and will continue as long as needed.