Ohio State University, Geography

Position ID:OSU-Geography-ASSISTANTPROFESSOR [#22090]
Position Title: Weather/Climate Data Analytics
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Climate / Climate
Appl Deadline:2022/11/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/08/04, finished 2023/05/06, listed until 2022/11/01)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***


The Department of Geography at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in weather/climate data analytics at the Assistant Professor rank. We seek a candidate whose research focuses on meteorology or climatology and who uses observational data from field measurements, sensor networks or data from remote platforms (aircraft, drones, or satellite), such as multispectral imagery, LiDAR or radar. Expertise in machine learning, artificial intelligence or statistical data analysis is also desirable. This position will enhance existing strengths in the Department of Geography by bridging multiple subfields in the department (social, physical and geospatial). We plan to enhance the synergy between our Atmospheric Science and GIScience undergraduate and graduate programs by hiring an individual with expertise spanning multiple areas of scholarship. The successful candidate will be expected to attract external funding and have a strong commitment to teaching and student mentorship at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. We seek applicants with a demonstrated commitment to facilitating diversity, equity and inclusion in the classroom and in their research programs. Outstanding opportunities for collaboration exist with other campus centers and units, including the Translational Data Analytics Institute, Sustainability Institute and the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center.


A Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science, Geography or a closely related field is required. All applicants are expected to have fundable research programs and to contribute to both graduate and undergraduate supervision and instruction. Preferred qualifications include experience with developing or working in interdisciplinary research teams, university teaching, and mentoring members of underrepresented groups. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

About Columbus:

The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the Midwest’s fastest-growing city and the nation’s 14th largest city. Columbus offers a diverse array of welcoming neighborhoods and a vibrant arts and culture scene. Additional information about all that the Columbus area has to offer is available at https://visit.osu.edu/experience.

Application Instructions:

A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research, teaching, and diversity statements, and a list of three references. In the diversity statement, please address commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion that highlights goals for advancing equity and inclusion in research, teaching and/or outreach and engagement.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Steven Quiring at quiring.10@osu.edu.

The Ohio State University is committed to enhancing academic excellence. Recruiting, supporting, and retaining faculty of the highest caliber is a core component of this commitment. In support of this, The Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) has created the Office of Dual Careers and Faculty Relocation (DCFR) to focus on supporting new and prospective faculty. This support includes dual careers services, consultation and resources related to relocation, as well as identifying opportunities to engage on campus and the surrounding community. While employment opportunities are not guaranteed, resources and consultation are available to support the partners of new and prospective faculty as they are considering The Ohio State University and throughout their transition.

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. Over the next few years, The Ohio State University is committed to welcoming 350 new faculty hires, many of which will contribute to growing our role as a premier research university equipped to answer and interrogate the critical domestic and global societal challenges that deter equality and inclusion. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
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Department of Geography
Rm 1036 Derby Hall
154 N. Oval Mall
columbus OH 43210