AOES is Welcoming Two New Faculty in Climate Dynamics

Update: AOES is proud to announce that Drs. Kathy Pegion and Natalie Burls will be joining our faculty this year.

The Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Earth Sciences invites applications for two (2) full-time tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level to begin fall 2014.

We are looking for those who focus on the variability and predictability of climate at intraseasonal, seasonal, interannual and/or decadal time scales. This will include understanding the mechanisms of underlying phenomena at these time scales such as the Madden-Julian Oscillation; El Niño and the Southern Oscillation; the Arctic, Antarctic, and North Atlantic Oscillations; Atlantic Multidecadal and Pacific Decadal Variability; or other phenomena of ocean-atmosphere-land variability within this range of time scales and interactions among these phenomena. Key aspects of interest include research that contributes to improved predictions, which contributes to operational forecasting, and the evolution of predictability in a changing climate.

The positions will be co-funded by the Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies (COLA) under a research grant from the National Science Foundation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration. COLA now resides in the newly-formed Mason Institute of Global Environment and Society on the Fairfax campus, which has been created to foster interactions and collaborations among the faculty, staff and students who study the variability and predictability of climate and its impacts on global society and ecosystems. These positions will offer opportunities for interdisciplinary education and research with colleagues studying meteorology, oceanography, hydrology, ecology, geology, economics, communication, and policy analysis. There will be an opportunity to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in AOES, as well as other departments.

More information is available on the Mason Job Postings page.