Assistant Professor, Climatology, Baton Rouge, LA, USA

An Assistant Professor in Climatology (tenure track) is being sought for the Department of Geography and Anthropology at Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.


Candidates for this position will be expected to establish a rigorous extramurally funded research program and teach courses in the Department of Geography and Anthropology. Research and teaching areas could include but are not limited to coastal climatology, tropical systems, regional climate modeling/down-scaling, natural hazards and/or climate-society interactions that will develop as synergies in the department and LSU in coastal processes and air-sea interfaces.

Candidates will be expected to interact with faculty in Southern Regional Climate Center (SRCC), Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program (SCIPP), South Central Climate Science Center (SC CSC), and Disaster Science Management (DSM) programs and other faculty in the Department of Geography and Anthropology. There are opportunities to work with other departments and programs at LSU such as College of the Coast and the Environment, School of Renewal Natural Resources, Center of Computation and Technology, and Civil and Environmental Engineering.


- Develop and maintain a rigorous, externally funded research and publication program (50%).
- Teach courses applicable to the expertise of the applicant in climatology and physical geography within the needs of the Departments of Geography and Anthropology (50%).

Minimum qualifications

PhD in Geography and/or related Earth Sciences.

Special qualifications

Skills in data processing and spatial statistical analysis are essential with skills in GIS and computer programming as a plus.

Job competencies

Demonstrated potential to sustain an active research, both individually and collaboratively, program, strong publication record, and ability to provide quality mentoring and teaching to undergraduate and graduate students.


Deadline for applications is 1 February 2018.

Applicants must attach a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching, statement of research and a list of at least three professional references with full contact information.

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Further information

Contact person Kristine DeLong: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.