Geography, Ohio State University

Position ID:OSU-Geography-MTASP [#7836]
Position Title: Max Thomas Climate Data Analytics/Atmospheric Sciences
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Atmospheric Sciences
Climate / Climate
Starting Date:2017/08/16
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2016/09/07)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Department: Geography Position: Climate Data Analytics/Atmospheric Sciences Rank: Full Professor


The Department of Geography in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University seeks an outstanding candidate for the Max Thomas professorship in meteorology/climatology, to commence autumn semester 2017. The successful candidate will be a scholar with demonstrated ability to sustain a strong, externally funded research program, advise students and teach courses such as dynamics, synoptic meteorology, weather forecasting and related themes in support of our atmospheric sciences program (BS-MS-PhD). This position is partially funded by the Max Thomas endowment to be known as the Max Thomas Professor in an appropriate specialty.

This position requires a collaborative researcher capable of developing a research program based on the innovative use of the techniques and models in atmospheric science. There is a strong expectation that the scholar will engage in quantitative research and collaborate broadly across disciplines, departments and colleges. Successful applicants must provide evidence of a competitive record of publication and the ability to conduct and fund an active research program involving one or more of the following: weather forecasting, extreme weather and climate, climate system modeling, model output downscaling, multiplatform satellite observation synthesis, and data mining of climate and/or weather information. Other desirable research and teaching specialties might include ecological modeling; climate change adaptation or response; and remote sensing of land surfaces at regional to global scales.


A Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences, meteorology, physical geography or a closely related field is required. All applicants are expected to have very strong and fundable research programs and to contribute to both graduate and undergraduate supervision and instruction. 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 center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of about 2.0 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government, as well as service, transportation and technology industries. Columbus has consistently been ranked as one of the Top U.S. cities for quality of life, and was selected as one of the Top 10 cities for African Americans to live, work, and play by Black Enterprise magazine. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at

Application Instructions:

A complete application consists of a cover letter including teaching, research and service credentials, a curriculum vitae, three representative publications, and the names of three references. Inquiries may be directed to Morton O’Kelly at Applications received prior to November 15, 2016 will receive priority consideration.

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. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

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, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Department of Geography
154 N. Oval Mall
Rm 1036 Derby Hall
Columbus OH 43210

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