Assistant/Associate Professor in Climate Modeling – Indiana University

Assistant/Associate Professor at Indiana University. The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Indiana University (IU) Bloomington invites applications for a tenure-track position in climate modeling to begin in Fall 2018. The successful candidate will establish an internationally recognized, externally funded academic research program, and have a strong interest in graduate and undergraduate instruction including mentoring of M.S. and Ph.D. student research. Service to the department, college, and university is expected.

This position adds to the IU community of Earth system modelers and is one of two faculty hires in climate modeling. This Grand Challenge aims to put IU at the forefront of modeling global change. IU already has considerable strength in the form of atmospheric scientists who work on storm systems and upper atmospheric circulation, fluvial sedimentologists who work on the dynamics of stream and river systems, hydrologists who work on ground water, and species distribution modelers who work on responses of organisms to changing environments. New hires in climate modeling at global and regional scales, vegetation modeling, and disaster and risk modeling will position IU not only to address problems relating to Indiana, but also to conduct fundamental research related to critical and internationally-relevant issues in biology, geology, atmospheric science, geography, anthropology, environmental history, economics, urban planning, and agriculture.

Atmospheric Science at Indiana University is a dynamic program with exciting opportunities to undertake field, laboratory or modeling research. The program integrates research across scales, from boundary layer turbulence to mesoscale phenomena including deep moist convection to global circulation dynamics. Our faculty members actively conduct research in radiative forcing and climate change, tropical cyclone morphology using the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model, and satellite remote sensing and GPS occultation methods. For more information see

Basic Qualifications

  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences or a related field prior to employment.

Additional Qualifications

Applicants with strengths in earth system modeling, large-scale climate dynamics, land-climate-ocean interactions, or paleoclimate and evolution of Earth’s atmosphere are especially encouraged to apply. Global modeling experience and potential for using IU’s exceptional high performance computing system will be considered strong assets. Our high-performance parallel computing facilities includes the new Big Red II machine that ranks as one of the world’s fastest 70 supercomputers.

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