The University of North Dakota (UND) is seeking qualified applicants for a tenure-track faculty position within the Department of Atmospheric Sciences. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses; demonstrated expertise and enthusiasm for teaching is highly desirable. The candidate will also be expected to develop a program of externally-funded research that ties in with one or more of the UND Grand Challenges. The ability to collaborate with scientists within and outside the department is essential. A Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences or a related discipline is required, and a proven record of publication and external funding is highly preferred. We are seeking in particular an individual with demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas: Boundary Layer Meteorology, Hydrometeorology, Climate Systems/Modeling, or Airborne Research.   This position will be filled at the Assistant Professor level.

The Department of Atmospheric Sciences is part of the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at UND and offers degree programs leading to the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences.  UND is a UCAR Member institution. Fall 2017 enrollments included 56 undergraduate and 32 graduate students in these programs. Teaching and research is carried out by 10 faculty members; current areas of faculty expertise are listed at Facilities include a 5-cm wavelength Doppler weather radar with dual polarization capability, a Cessna Citation research aircraft, and two instrumented ground research sites.  Cooperative programs are ongoing with the National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office in Grand Forks.  Additional information can be found at

The UND Computational Research Center (CRC) offers a variety of research computing resources. These systems include a 40 teraflop (TF) high performance computing (HPC) cluster, a 180 TF private research cloud, and a 3D stereoscopic visualization lab. These systems offer access to GPFS parallel storage, and are built upon 10 Gbps Ethernet, FDR InfiniBand, and EDR InfiniBand networks. UND is a founding institution of the Midwest Big Data Hub, and participates in the XSEDE Campus Champions program.

A review of applications will begin 15 June and the position will remain open until filled.  The start date for this position is 1 January 2019.  Salary will be commensurate with experience. A startup package will be provided to the successful candidate.

How to Apply:

For additional information about the position and to start the application process, please go to this web site or click on this link:  Other questions can be directed to Prof. Michael Poellot, Chair of Search Committee (701-777-3180,


UND is an AA/EEO/Vets/Disabled employer.


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