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University at Albany Professor of Empire Innovation, Atmospheric Sciences Research Center - University at Albany in Albany, New York

Location: Albany, NY Category: Professional Posted On: Mon Nov 16 2020 Job Description:

The Atmospheric Sciences Research Center (ASRC) of the University at Albany, State University of New York, seeks to hire a permanent-track Professor of Empire Innovation (preference for mid-career and senior scientists) at the Atmospheric Sciences Research Center, effective Fall 2021. This New York State supported college-year appointment allows for supplementary summer salary from external research funding. We currently seek to fill this position, with an emphasis on the area of High Resolution Atmospheric Modeling and/or Measurements of the Troposphere. More specifically, priority will be given to candidates with experience in air quality and its connection to health, or planetary boundary layer dynamics, or both. The ideal candidate will have expertise in meteorological as well as air quality and photochemical modeling or measurements, be interested in urban environments and land-sea interaction, have a firm understanding of boundary-layer meteorology, and particularly for modelers have fluency in modern computational methods including data assimilation approaches. ASRC has a tradition of innovation in research, joy in discovery, and enthusiasm for working with colleagues in different disciplines. ASRC also values collaboration with researchers from diverse backgrounds who bring fresh perspectives. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue and secure funding to support a robust research program, publish in relevant academic fields, and lead efforts that support the planned continuing investment in this area of SUNY strength and focus. Priority will be given to candidates willing to engage in cross-disciplinary collaboration, especially with the University's Public Health program in environmental epidemiology and community health management. Outstanding candidates from related areas of Atmospheric Science will also be considered and are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will be expected to strengthen ASRC and the university through (i) maintaining a strong externally funded research program; (ii) working with colleagues at ASRC and throughout the university on mutually beneficial research programs; (iii) recruiting and mentoring graduate students; and (iv) serving the broader missions of the Center and the University to educate and inform, promote sustainable economic growth and broaden community engagement. The candidate will be expected to make arrangements to teach in the Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences or other university departments.

Job Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Candidates must have a doctorate in atmospheric or environmental science, physics, chemistry, engineering or a closely related field from a university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization. The doctorate must be completed by August 31, 2021.

  • Candidates must have a proven record of scholarship in their field and show promise for continued success. Candidates whose research specialty complements existing research programs at ASRC are particularly encouraged to apply.

  • Applicants must address in their applications their ability to work with a culturally diverse population.


  • Five or more years of research past the PhD dissertation with a strong record in sponsored research and publication

  • Demonstrated excellence in research related to high-resolution atmospheric modeling and/or measurements, and a compelling agenda for future research

  • Experience obtaining and managing external research funding

  • Experience and interest working in multi-disciplinary or trans-disciplinary environments

  • Potential for collaboration within ASRC and/or the University at Albany School of Public Health or Department of Environmental and Sustainable Engineering to advance the research field

  • Experience mentoring graduate students and post-doctoral fellows

  • Successful candidates will be expected to make arrangements to teach in one or more University departments.

    Additional Information:

Professional Rank and Salary Range: Senior Research Associate (CYF), R1

Special Notes: For more information about ASRC, please refer to Positions are contingent upon final budget approval.

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