Instructor/Assistant Professor - Atmospheric Sciences
University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, North Dakota

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Position Information: DescriptionThe University of North Dakota (UND) is seeking qualified applicants for a non-tenure track teaching faculty position, to be filled at the Instructor or Assistant Professor level, within the Department of Atmospheric Sciences.  This is a 9-month position and is contingent on available funding.  The position is for a three-year term, and is renewable depending on performance and funding availability.  Base funding will be provided at the 100% level for candidates who prefer a teaching-only position.  For candidates who prefer a research component, 100% base funding (comprised of 20% research) will be provided in years one and two and 90% in year three (with the remaining 10% in year 3 provided by external research funding brought in by the successful candidate).  Funding is also available for the successful candidate to teach at least one summer course per year.The Department of Atmospheric Sciences is part of the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at UND and offers degree programs leading to the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences.  UND is a UCAR Member institution. Fall 2019 enrollments included 56 undergraduate and 31 graduate students in these programs.  Teaching and research is carried out by 11 faculty members.  Facilities include a 5-cm wavelength Doppler weather radar with dual polarization capability, an airborne research facility, and two instrumented ground research sites.  Cooperative programs are ongoing with the National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office in Grand Forks.  Additional information can be found on our web site: http://atmos.und.edu.Duties & ResponsibilitiesThe successful candidate, during their 9 month academic contract, will be responsible for:

    Teaching up to 6 repeated lecture sections of an introductory undergraduate course.Coordinating and mentoring of GTAs/UTAs among multiple lab sections.Independent research (20% effort) or teaching 1-2 additional courses.Service to the Department, College, University, and national/international community (approximately 5-10% effort).Academic advising of students.
Required Competencies
    Evidence of the ability to teach, inspire, and mentor students.Enthusiasm for teaching.Effective interpersonal skills, including the ability to collaborate effectively with faculty, staff and students.Appreciation for or experience with diverse constituencies.
Minimum Requirements
    Completion of a Master’s degree in Atmospheric Sciences or a closely-related field for the Instructor Level.Successful completion of criminal history records check.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. Preferred Qualifications
    Completion of a PhD degree in Atmospheric Sciences or a closely-related field for the Assistant Professor level.Prior experience teaching introductory (freshman/sophomore) undergraduate courses as instructor of record.Demonstrated expertise in teaching pedagogy, including online teaching.Demonstrated subject matter expertise in undergraduate meteorology topics. Demonstrated subject matter expertise in Aviation or Aviation Meteorology.Prior experience in administration and in the mentoring of students.Demonstrated expertise in research.Administrative experience 
Minimum Hiring Salary$60,000+, commensurate with experience and degree status. Full Time; Benefited; 9-month academic year contract.Work Schedule/Start DateAnticipated Start Date: January 1, 2022.BenefitsIncludes single or family health care coverage (premiums paid for by the university), basic life insurance, EAP, retirement plan, and employee/family tuition waivers. Optional benefits available: supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.To ApplyFor full consideration, applications must be received by June 14, 2021 and include the following materials:
    Cover letterCurriculum vitae.Statement on teaching philosophy and professional goalsA statement on your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.Names and addresses of at least 3 professional references.
Position is open until filled.Additional InformationTo find out why living and working in Greater Grand Forks is way cooler, check out Grand Forks is Cooler.All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EO/Title IX for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.Confidentiality of Application MaterialsPursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.EEO StatementThe University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/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 or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.Veteran’s PreferenceVeterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.Clery StatementIn compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years’ of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at UND.edu. You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.


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