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Faculty Position/Assistant Professor in Synoptic Meteorology
Columbus, Ohio, USA
Ohio State University
  • Faculty/Lecturer

Department: Geography
Position: Synoptic Meteorology
Rank: Assistant Professor


The Department of Geography in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level, commencing autumn semester 2022. We seek a scholar with research interests in synoptic meteorology and weather forecasting. Our undergraduate Atmospheric Science Program has >70 majors and has grown significantly in recent years. This position will support our Atmospheric Sciences Program at the undergraduate (BS) and graduate (MS, PhD) levels. The successful candidate will teach synoptic meteorology and forecasting courses at the undergraduate level and graduate classes in atmospheric science that are commensurate with their research interests. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research focuses on mid-latitude weather systems, numerical weather prediction, radar meteorology, or severe weather. The successful candidate will be expected to attract external funding and have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching.


A Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science or a closely related field is required. All applicants are expected to have fundable research programs and to contribute to both graduate and undergraduate supervision and instruction. Preferred qualifications include experience developing or working in interdisciplinary research teams, ties to operational weather forecasting activities, university teaching experience and experience mentoring members of underrepresented groups. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

About Columbus:

The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over two million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation and technology industries. Columbus has consistently been rated as one of the Top U.S. cities for quality of life, and was selected as one of the Top 10 cities for African Americans to live, work, and play by Black Enterprise magazine. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at

Application Instructions:

Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: complete application consists of a cover letter including teaching, research and service credentials, a curriculum vitae; a diversity statement articulating your demonstrated commitments and capacities to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, mentoring, or outreach and engagement; up to three representative publications, and contact information for three references. Inquiries may be directed to Darla Munroe at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applications received prior to November 15, 2021will receive priority consideration.

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. Over the next few years, The Ohio State University is committed to welcoming 350 new faculty hires, many of which will contribute to growing our role as a premier research university equipped to answer and interrogate the critical domestic and global societal challenges that deter equality and inclusion. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. The university is a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.


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