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Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Geography


Faculty Position in Atmospheric Science


UPDATE, 26 January 2011:

Due to the North Carolina state budget situation, the atmospheric science faculty position search has been temporarily suspended. At this time we cannot estimate when the search will resume, but we hope this will occur in the near future. We will announce on this website and through other venues when the search resumes.


The Department of Geography at East Carolina University invites applications for a tenure-track position in applied atmospheric science at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 15, 2011.

The department seeks an individual with research and teaching expertise in synoptic meteorology, regional weather or climate modeling, or hydrometeorology.  Research experience in the areas of natural hazards and/or the application of geospatial technologies to atmospheric science would be a plus.  Candidates with other research interests will also be considered.  The successful candidate will have a proven record in teaching and research and a strong potential for external funding.  A Ph.D. in atmospheric science, geography, or a related field is required at the time of appointment.  Rank will be commensurate with education and experience.  The Geography Department at ECU is a diverse, multidisciplinary program, which has established a new B.S. degree in Applied Atmospheric Science.  The candidate will be expected to contribute to formal graduate and undergraduate teaching as well as to supervise graduate and undergraduate student research. Appropriate service to the university, community, and profession is also expected.  In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the department actively encourages applications from members of all groups underrepresented in higher education.  ECU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

To apply, complete a candidate profile and submit a letter of application, description of teaching interests and research agenda, and curriculum vitae online at (vacancy # 929845). Provide the names and contact information for three current letters of reference, to be sent upon request (hard copy) to: Dr. Scott Curtis, Search Committee Chair, Department of Geography, Mail Stop 557, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858. For questions, contact Dr. Curtis at or 252-328-2088. Screening will begin February 7, 2011, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

ECU is a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina System and enrolls more than 27,000 students. The University is made up of thirteen colleges and schools, including the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences and the Brody School of Medicine. The University is classified as a Doctoral/Research-Intensive University. ECU is located in Greenville, NC, which has a population of more than 76,000, is about 90 miles east of Raleigh, and is a short distance to the Atlantic coast. Greenville is a rapidly growing regional center for education, health, and retail services and offers a variety of opportunities and activities for all interests.

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