Geographical Science – Micrometeorology (Assistant Professor)

Department of Geography at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Vancouver Campus invites application for a tenure-track position in Geographical Sciences (Micrometeorology) at the level of Assistant Professor.

Applicants should have research and teaching interests in micrometeorology and land-atmosphere interactions that complement existing departmental strengths in the measurement and analysis of boundary layer and urban climates, land surface processes, hydrology, biogeography, and human impacts on the environment. Candidates should have demonstrated excellence and high promise in research and have a strong commitment to teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded research program, use innovative measurement techniques, and contribute to teaching in the undergraduate and graduate programs in Geographical Science and Atmospheric Science. The appointment will be effective July 1, 2018.

The closing date for applications is November 15, 2017. Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or provide solid indication of imminent completion) in atmospheric science or a strongly related natural science field. Post-doctoral experience would be an asset.

Applicants must apply through the UBC faculty careers website, They must upload (in the following order): a cover letter or letter of application; a curriculum vitae that lists the names and contact information for three referees; statements of research and teaching interests; a statement identifying their contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally diverse student body; PDF files of up to three publications; and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Only complete applications will be considered by the search committee. Questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Merje Kuus,

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

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Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence.  An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged.  We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.