Interdisciplinary Cluster Hire Focused on High Impact and Severe Weather - University of Oklahoma

School of Meteorology, College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences, The University of Oklahoma

As part of a multi-year College-level effort to become a global leader in Earth System Predictions and Community Resilience Research, the School of Meteorology welcomes applications for a cluster of eight (8) faculty positions from candidates whose experiences and interests have prepared them to be an integral contributor to the advancement of our inclusive and diverse communities engaged in scientific discovery, developing talent, and service to society. The first year of this multi-year hiring initiative is mostly focused on high-impact and severe weather (HISW), while years 2 and 3 will target subseasonal to seasonal (S2S) predictions, and Earth System Modeling (ESM) and Prediction, respectively. This first-year search is coordinated by the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences, and includes an additional two (2) appointments in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability (DGES), with one of the eight appointments of this cluster search envisioned as joint between the two academic units.

The School of Meteorology has a long and distinguished history of excellence in various sub-fields of meteorology. Our vision, i.e., to “Develop the School into a just and equitable, globally- engaged, student-centered atmospheric science program to advance the Nation’s Weather, Water, and Climate enterprise, by leveraging our strengths in research, education, and community engagement” is articulated in the recently developed Strategic Plan (SP2030), available here. This cluster search constitutes the first year of a multi-year strategic hiring effort and is broadly focused on six positions in High Impact and Severe Weather research, a seventh position, the Williams Chair, in subseasonal to seasonal (S2S) prediction, and an eighth position focused on urban climate, which will be a joint position between the SoM and DGES:

Focus Area 1: Radar Meteorology (Chair: Dr. Robert Palmer, rpalmer@ou.edu)

Screening of applications will begin on December 1, 2021 and will continue until the positions are filled. The search committee chairs listed above and the SoM Director Jens Redemann (jredemann@ou.edu), would be happy to answer any questions about the positions and our organization, and look forward to receiving your application materials.