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Polar Climate Modeler-Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor

October 16, 2019

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking to fill one position for an assistant or associate professor (tenure-track) position in polar climate modeling. This position is part of a campus-wide cluster hiring initiative to add to the vibrant community focused on “The Emerging Polar Regions” that would work at the intersections among earth system components (cryosphere, atmosphere/ocean, and biosphere). The cluster joins a landscape of existing–and historical–strengths in diverse aspects of polar research at UW-Madison. Units participating in the cluster hire include: the Departments of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences, Botany, Forest and Wildlife Ecology, Geography, Geosciences, and Integrative Biology. Tenure home will be determined at the time of hire based on the selected candidate’s qualifications and interests. Further Information regarding this initiative can be found at:

The selected individual is expected to develop a nationally recognized program of scholarly research; teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate level; advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students; and contribute to local, university, and national service as appropriate for career stage. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to an inclusive environment, bring new perspectives on mentoring and educating students from diverse backgrounds, and pursue novel approaches to research.

The primary selection criteria will be evidence of potential for developing a significant research program in polar climate modeling, the ability to contribute to the teaching of our core courses, and a strong commitment to the intellectual and academic mission of the department and university as a whole. PhD required in Atmospheric, Oceanic, Climate or Earth Sciences, or closely related field.

Applicants should submit a single PDF that includes: cover letter, curriculum vitae, the names and contact information of three references, and three statements discussing 1) research interests and directions, 2) teaching interest and philosophy, and 3) contributions to diversity and inclusion, respectively. References of finalists will be contacted and asked to provide a letter of recommendation. These materials must be submitted online at:

The appointment may begin as early as August 17, 2020. The deadline for ensuring full consideration is November 22, 2019, however the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled. For further information or questions, please contact Prof. Daniel J. Vimont ( chair of the search committee, or Chelsea Dahmen (, AOS department administrator.