Louisiana State University — Assistant Professor, Climatology

Job Description:
The Department of Geography and Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in CLIMATOLOGY. We seek an outstanding geographer/climatologist who is conducting innovative research and who can work successfully with the Louisiana Office of State Climatology and with funded research programs within the Department and University. The candidate will seek external funding, work with graduate students, and teach a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses in weather and climate. Specializations within climatology are open. Current directions in the department include extreme weather events, coastal climatology, computer programming, climate variability and climate change, climate services, hazards and disaster science, climate migration, and regional climate modeling/downscaling. We anticipate that the candidate will contribute to our Climate and Disaster Science Management (DSM) undergrad concentrations, intersect with our GIS program at all levels, and be proficient in the world of “big data.” The candidate will also have opportunities to actively engage with stakeholders and outreach efforts associated with Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program and the South-Central Climate Adaptation Science Center.

For further information contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Barry Keim, via email at keim@lsu.edu. Appointment will be subject to final budgetary approval. Anticipated start date is August 2022.

PhD is required at the time of appointment, but ABD candidates near completion of the degree will be considered.

The position is open until filled, with applications reviewed on a continual basis beginning December 1, 2021.

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, Louisiana State University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. Louisiana State University is an AA/EEO Employer.

Special Instructions:
To apply, please submit a CV, letter of interest including statements of research and teaching interests, a sample of scholarly articles, evidence of quality teaching (if available), and the names and addresses of three referees. In application materials, candidates must also include a written statement to demonstrate their commitment, experience and anticipated contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion at LSU.

A copy of your transcripts(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, official transcripts are required prior to hire.

Please attach all documents under the “Resume/CV” section of your application. Attachments are limited to five.

Apply here: https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU/job/0227-Howe-Russell-Kniffen-Geoscience-E–W/Assistant-Professor—Climatology_R00061858

Additional Position Information:
Background Check – An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits – LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer:
LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. To learn more about how LSU is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU’s Diversity Statement and Roadmap. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resource Management (hr@lsu.edu).

COVID-19 Vaccine Protocol:
LSU requires the COVID-19 vaccine for all students, faculty, and staff or mandatory monthly testing. New employees must either submit proof of vaccination within three (3) days of their official start date, otherwise they will be entered into the mandatory monthly testing protocol beginning in November 2021.

HCM Contact Information:
Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed HR@lsu.edu