The Department of Atmospheric Sciences (DAS) of the College of Natural Science and Mathematics (CNSM) and the International Arctic Research Center (IARC) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) seek applicants to fill a joint tenure-track faculty position in Micrometeorology at the assistant professor level. The anticipated start date is January 2010.

Applicants should hold a PhD in atmospheric sciences, meteorology, atmospheric physics, or related field. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in experimental micrometeorology. The position offers opportunities for research at the IARC (three quarter time, 6.75 months/yr) and carries the responsibility of teaching one course per year (quarter time, 2.25 months/yr) in the department. Classes to be taught include Micrometeorology, Boundary Layer Physics, Atmospheric Turbulence, and Advanced Atmospheric Dynamics.

The successful applicant is expected to advise and mentor graduate students and raise funding to support them. S/He will also pursue externally funded field research focusing on micrometeorological
measurements of atmospheric and/or trace gas fluxes preferably using eddy covariance techniques. Field experience is essential, as documented by peer-reviewed publications.

The successful candidate will be expected to adopt a northern focus. S/he should be willing to collaborate with UAF faculty on projects related to climate, hydrology, permafrost, ecosystems (marine and/or terrestrial), and/or sea ice dynamics. It is expected that the candidate interact with ongoing IARC projects supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth-Science and Technology (JAMSTEC). Opportunities exist to interact with personnel in the National Weather Service Forecast Offices in Fairbanks (housed in the same building as DAS and IARC) and Anchorage.

Applications must be completed online, no later than Tuesday, 30 June 2009.

For further information, including application instructions, please
search for posting number 0057535 here.

Questions about the position may be directed to:
Dr. Nicole Molders, Search Committee Chair
College of Natural Science and Mathematics
Phone: 907-474-7910

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.