The University of Arizona Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences

Tuesday | February 9, 2010

Faculty hires in climate dynamics and data assimilation

The University of Arizona (UA) seeks to hire two faculty in climate dynamics and data assimilation as part of an Environmental Initiative that will bring more than 15 new hires to the UA. The UA is home to many nationally recognized programs and departments in earth and environmental sciences, described at The Institute of the Environment.

Data Assimilation - Assistant or Associate Professor

We seek a scientist experienced in the integration and assimilation of observations (instrumental, satellite, and/or proxy-climate) with atmospheric, oceanic, land, or coupled models. We are especially interested in individuals whose research includes the application of atmospheric (e.g., water vapor, clouds and precipitation), land (e.g., soil moisture, temperature, and snow), and oceanic (e.g., ocean surface temperature, wind stress, height) data, fundamental data assimilation research, or state estimate and inverse problems in earth and environmental sciences. (job # 44640)
Please direct other questions to Dr. Xubin Zeng (

Climate Dynamics and Change - Assistant or Associate Professor

We seek a quantitative physical scientist whose research applies coupled climate system models and/or observational data (instrumental, satellite-based, and/or paleoclimatic) to understand mechanisms and processes important for societally relevant climate variability and change. We are especially interested in individuals whose research program will emphasize climate processes that act on interannual to multidecadal time scales and will include exploring how climate variability at regional scales (e.g., in western North America) connects and responds to larger-scale phenomena. (job # 44647)
Other questions may be directed to Dr. Julia Cole (

Please submit applications online at, referencing the above job numbers. Positions will remain open until filled, but review of applications (and requests for letters of reference) will begin March 10, 2010, and we will interview candidates by May 2010. More information is available from the Departments of Atmospheric Sciences and Geosciences, housed within the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA Employer - M/W/D/V.

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