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September 16, 2013

Faculty Position in Atmospheric Physics

The Department of Physics invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in atmospheric physics to begin in August 2014. Preference will be given to candidates with specialization in any of the following areas: lidar instrumentation and remote sensing; experience with ground, airborne or laboratory measurements and modeling supporting field campaigns, satellite validation and mission development; basic atmospheric physics research in radiative transfer, light scattering or remote sensing. We seek candidates who have a demonstrated capacity to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program. A Ph.D. in Physics, Atmospheric Science or in a closely related field and the ability to teach effectively in both the graduate atmospheric physics and undergraduate physics curriculum are required. Postdoctoral experience is required and start-up funds are available. The appointment is expected to broaden and complement existing research programs in active and passive remote sensing and atmospheric modeling. Additional collaborative research opportunities exist with affiliated faculty from the UMBC/NASA GSFC Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology ( In exceptional cases, the appointment may be made at a higher rank. The department currently consists of 17 tenure-track and 10 research faculty, over 45 graduate students and 150 majors. The department offers a BS in Physics, and both MS and Ph.D. degrees in Atmospheric Physics and in Applied Physics. Research expenditures currently exceed $5M per year. (For more information see:

Please submit an application letter, a resume, research and teaching plans and the names and addresses of at least three references to Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Physics, UMBC, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore MD 21250, Email: The selection process will begin November 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.