Tenure-track Faculty Position in Atmospheric Remote Sensing

The Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at McGill University is seeking outstanding applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in remote sensing of the atmosphere, the ice or the ocean surface to strengthen its leadership in remote sensing and earth system science. The successful applicant will be expected to develop an active research program, supervise graduate students, and teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and in the Earth System Science program. A relevant doctoral degree in physical sciences or engineering is required.

The successful candidate is expected to pursue research in remote sensing of the atmosphere, the ice or the ocean surface with a strong modelling and/or observational component. The range of possible research areas is broad and includes but is not limited to: 1) the development of retrieval methods for studies of atmospheric composition, temperature, wind, precipitation, air-sea interactions, surface ocean temperatures and circulation 2) the use of measurement data for the characterization and understanding of processes affecting weather, air quality, climate, sea ice and 3) the development and validation of remote sensing instruments. The Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences has strong ties with the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics, Chemistry, and with the Earth System Science Program. Access to high performance computing is available through Compute Canada.

McGill University is an English-speaking university located in Montreal, one of North America's most cosmopolitan cities. For more information about McGill University and the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, please see http://www.mcgill.ca/meteo

Qualified candidates are invited to submit an application, including a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching interests, and names and contact information for three references. Following a preliminary screening, we will contact the references directly. Applications can be sent via email in pdf format to remotesensing.aos@mcgill.ca or by post to Dr. John R. Gyakum, Chair, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, McGill University, 805 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, QC H3A 0B9, Canada (Telephone: 1-514-398-3760; fax: 1-514-398-6115).

The preferred starting date for this position is August 1, 2019. Review of the applications will begin on January 21, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.

McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. We encourage members of equity-seeking groups to self-identify within their letter of intent in their application. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process may contact, in confidence, Professor Angela Campbell, Associate Provost (Equity and Academic Policies) at (514) 398-1660 or at Angela.Campbell@mcgill.ca. Associate Provost Campbell can also answer questions related to equity, diversity and inclusion, or privacy concerns the candidate may have related to self-identifying. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

published: 12 November 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.