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Academic Professional Track (Non-Tenure): Instructional Assistant Professor, Senior Lecturer, or Lecturer

Atmospheric Sciences

College Station, TX
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The Department of Atmospheric Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences at Texas A&M University invites applications for an instructional faculty member to enhance our existing undergraduate program in meteorology and graduate degree programs in atmospheric sciences.  The successful candidate will join the Atmospheric Sciences faculty within Texas A&M’s Academic Professional Track. This position is a full-time, 9-month academic appointment with opportunities for summer salary via teaching and/or externally funded research. Applicants will be considered for the non-tenure faculty titles of Instructional Assistant Professor, Senior Lecturer, or Lecturer depending on qualifications.  The successful candidate is anticipated to start in either the Fall 2023 or Spring 2024 semester.

The new faculty member will be expected to contribute to the success of our degree programs by teaching courses at the introductory undergraduate, advanced undergraduate, and graduate levels and by participating in such activities as recruiting, study abroad programs, undergraduate research projects, field work and instrumentation training, and career placement.  Applicants with educational and/or professional experience in weather and climate risk and an interest in developing new courses in this area are particularly encouraged.  We seek a colleague with a track record that will complement our education mission to train a pool of students with varied backgrounds and perspectives for future success in applied, academic, and government positions as atmospheric scientists.  

Information about the Department of Atmospheric Sciences can be found at: https://atmo.tamu.edu/. Teaching facilities in the department include two undergraduate computer laboratories, the Aggie Doppler Radar (ADRAD), an aerosol lidar, the Weather Center, and automated surface weather stations. The department is part of the College of Arts and Sciences, which offers an array of degree programs and educational facilities. Texas A&M University is a land‐, sea‐, and space‐grant university, within a dynamic and international community of over 250,000 people. 

Our department, Texas A&M University, and the College of Arts and Sciences are committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces unique and varied experiences, perspectives, and talents.  This is vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.


Minimum qualifications: 

For appointments at the Instructional Assistant Professor level, applicants must possess a Ph.D. in meteorology, atmospheric science, or a closely related discipline OR a M.S. in meteorology, atmospheric science, or a closely related discipline and at least five years of college teaching experience in the field or a related field. 

For appointments at the Lecturer level, a M.S. in meteorology, atmospheric science, or a closely related discipline and at least five years of relevant professional or teaching experience is required at the college level in the field or a related field. Additional experience in teaching and/or industry is required for appointment as a Senior Lecturer.

Additional Desired Qualifications:

For all titles, demonstrated experience and excellence in teaching classes is desired and/or extensive experience with applications of meteorology in a non-university setting.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants must apply through the Texas A&M University faculty job board hosted by Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/124322 and upload the following: 1) Cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) personal statement to include philosophy and plans for teaching, research, and service as applicable, and 4) names and contact information for at least three references. 

Initial review of applications will begin on June 15th, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by August 15, 2023 will receive full consideration, but later applications may also be considered until the position is filled. It is anticipated the appointment will begin in the Fall 2023 or Spring 2024 semester.

Informal inquiries or requests for more information may be sent via email directly to the Search Committee Chair: Christopher Nowotarski, Associate Professor,  Department of Atmospheric Sciences, cjnowotarski@tamu.edu

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

The University is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and therefore has a Dual Career Program.