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Assistant Professor Search

August 27, 2019 11:00 AM

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Department of Physics, Atmospheric Physics Program (ATPH), invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position with a research focus in one or more of the following research areas: regional to global scale climate modeling with emphasis in boundary layer processes, numerical simulation of aerosol-cloud interactions, computational fluid dynamics, or other areas related to numerical weather/climate simulation to begin on or before August 2020. Exceptionally qualified candidates may also be considered at a higher level of appointment. Candidates are expected to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the department and group through research, teaching and service.  We seek candidates who have the capacity to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program that complements existing faculty research interests, and who are able to teach effectively both the undergraduate physics curricula and graduate atmospheric courses in the ATPH program.  A PhD in Physics or in a closely related field is required. 

UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service.  It is located in the Baltimore suburbs, 15 minutes from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and 30 minutes from Washington D.C., in an area with a high concentration of federal and private research laboratories and research universities. The Department of Physics currently consists of 21 tenure-track and 16 research faculty, 46 PhD students and 160 undergraduate majors.  The department offers a BS and BA in Physics, and both MS and PhD degrees in Physics and in Atmospheric Physics.  Research expenditures currently exceed $6M per year. For more information, see http://physics.umbc.edu. The ATPH program has 5 tenured/tenure-track professors and about 15 graduate students and a vibrant and well-established long-term collaboration with various NASA research centers including at the Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology, (JCET; http://jcet.umbc.edu).

UMBC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Candidates from diverse backgrounds, including women and under-represented minorities, are particularly encouraged to apply. Interest and experience in working with a diverse student and faculty population is valued.  UMBC and the Department of Physics are dedicated to creating an inclusive, collegial environment where all faculty members can achieve excellence. Information on faculty diversity initiatives and faculty groups is available at http://facultydiversity.umbc.edu, and information on the resources provided to help balance work and personal priorities are available at http://hr.umbc.edu/work-life-balance/

Interested candidates should upload an application letter, a CV, detailed research and teaching plans, a statement of commitment to Inclusive Excellence in Higher Education, and the names and addresses of at least three references on the Interfolio website at apply.interfolio.com/65991. Applications will be received until a suitable candidate is identified. Applications received by November 1, 2019 will receive full consideration.