[Met-jobs] Tenure-track Faculty Position at Washington State University (USA)

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Faculty position in Air Quality Modeling

Laboratory for Atmospheric Research
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture
Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, USA

Position 55848

Washington State University, Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering and the Laboratory for Atmospheric Research (LAR) invite
applications for a permanent 9-month tenure-track faculty position open
at the assistant to associate professor level on the WSU Pullman campus
with an effective start date in the window from January 1, 2017 to
August 16, 2017. This position is part of WSU’s priority to build a
diverse faculty; thus, female and minority candidates are strongly
encouraged to apply.

POSITION DESCRIPTION – Candidates are sought with expertise in the
development, evaluation, and application of numerical air quality models
related to air quality, atmospheric chemistry, and climate change at
urban to regional scales. The successful applicant will be expected to
help lead and grow the WSU AIRPACT air quality forecast system
operations. The selected applicant will be expected to teach graduate
and undergraduate air quality and environmental engineering courses,
direct graduate student research, and develop a strong extramurally
funded research program. The position requirements include: 1) expertise
within the range of available urban to regional scale atmospheric
chemistry models with applications to air quality, atmospheric
chemistry, and/or climate change, 2) a record of research
accomplishments as demonstrated by peer reviewed publications and/or
extramural grants, 3) demonstrated ability to work with diverse,
interdisciplinary teams in a collegial and collaborative manner, 4) a
record of outreach, mentoring, or teaching to diverse student
populations, and 5) an earned Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant
engineering or science field. In addition, experience using remote
sensing and in situ observations to evaluate and improve models and
participation in the design and implementation of field campaigns is

UNIVERSITY – Founded in 1890, Washington State University is a
comprehensive research, land-grant institution with a total student
enrollment of approximately 27,000. WSU has excellent faculty-friendly
policies, including a partner accommodation program, and is the
recipient of a 2008 National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional
Transformation award to increase the recruitment, retention, and
advancement of women faculty in science, technology, engineering and
mathematics (STEM) disciplines (see http://www.ADVANCE.wsu.edu). The WSU
Pullman campus is located in Pullman, WA, which is about 75 miles south
of Spokane and is one of the largest residential universities in the West.

DEPARTMENT – The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is
one of five departments within the Voiland College of Engineering and
Architecture. The department has an active research program with
approximately $7 million in external annual funding. The department
maintains teaching loads in undergraduate and graduate instruction at
attractive levels in order to allow time for research development and
scholarly activities. Additional information about the department is
available at . .

The Laboratory for Atmospheric Research is an air quality and climate
change research group with a strong reputation for both measurement and
modeling studies of air quality, atmospheric chemistry, and climate
change (). There are nine faculty members in
LAR, and the group collaborates with WSU faculty and outside scientists
across a broad range of topics. The LAR is a focal point for measurement
and modeling studies supported through the Northwest Air Quality
Environmental Science & Technology (NW-AIRQUEST) consortium, which
includes active participation by federal, state, and local air quality
agencies throughout the Northwest ().
In this role, LAR is responsible for the daily operation, maintenance
and development of the AIRPACT regional air quality forecast system

APPLICATION PROCESS – Applicants should apply online at
by submitting the following: a cover letter, a
detailed resume, a statement of research and teaching interests, and a
list of five references with contact information. Screening of
candidates will begin September 1, 2016, but applications will be
accepted until the position is filled.


Heping Liu, Ph. D., Associate Professor
Laboratory for Atmospheric Research
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-2910, USA
Office: PACCAR 450

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