Associate Professorship in Meteorology

Applications are invited for an associate professorship in meteorology at the Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo, in the section for Meteorology and Oceanography (MetOs).

The Department of Geosciences covers most aspects of earth science, including geology, geography, meteorology, oceanography and hydrology (see Research and teaching activities at MetOs span a range of topics in meteorology and oceanography, including ocean dynamics, cloud physics, atmospheric chemistry and climate change.

In addition to the vacant position there are currently five faculty positions at MetOs and four adjunct professors. The section also has a number of Ph.D. students, post-doctoral fellows and support staff. MetOs is involved in the bachelor program "Geophysics and Climate" and conducts its own master's program. The section is located in the Center for Interdisciplinary Environmental and Social Research (CIENS) in Oslo and has active contact with the research institutes situated there.

Job description:

The desired candidate should have a background in climate modeling with a focus on cloud processes. This includes aerosol-cloud and cloud-radiation interactions, the analysis of cloud feedbacks, and the role of changes in surface properties (e.g. vegetation, ocean and sea ice) on the aerosol-cloud-climate system. We seek a candidate who will:

  • Focus on the interactive role of clouds in the climate system
  • Contribute to the development and refinement of parameterizations of clouds and cloud-related processes in Earth System models (ESM)
  • Interact with observationalists to improve understanding of cloud processes across scales.

The candidate is further expected to:

  • contribute as a dynamic member in the university's interdisciplinary research teams, by initiating and developing national and international research projects
  • teach/supervise at the undergraduate, masters and PhD levels
  • teach/supervise within meteorology, in particular in cloud physics and the climate system.

The successful applicant will teach and supervise bachelor, master and PhD students. Teaching is given in Norwegian and English. The standard teaching load is one full-credit course per semester. The successful applicant may also be asked to take on other teaching duties and administrative tasks by request from the department.

Desired qualifications:

  • Applicants should have a PhD in meteorology or a closely related field.
  • Have a strong background in studying the role of cloud processes in the climate system
  • Have experience with the development and application of numerical models to analyse cloud processes and their impacts
  • Documented publications in high-level international journals.

Salary: Associate Professor, 563 500 - 684 600 Norwegian kroner.

Further information and a link for electronic application submission can be found here: Only electronic submissions will be considered. Questions can be addressed to Professor Joseph LaCasce ( or Department Head Brit Lisa Skjelkvåle (

posted: 11 January 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.