The Division of Illinois State Water Survey within the Institute of Natural Resource Sustainability at the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking a full-time Senior Research Climatologist. The primary function of the
position will develop a research program focused on climatological processes or impacts of climate variations and
change, particularly in the US Midwest and the nation.
Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will develop a competitive, productive research program
on climatological processes, regional meteorological/climatological responses and/or societally-important impacts of
climate change and variability. Climate research will be expected to be relevant to Illinois, the US Midwest and the
nation. The successful candidate will be expected to provide leadership in developing a research program,
increasing the visibility and relevance of ISWS climate-related research through publication of scientific reports and
external peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals, and interactions with the scientific and public communities
through presentations and press releases. The successful candidate will be expected to obtain external funding in
order to increase the capabilities and expertise within the Center for Atmospheric Sciences. The candidate will have
the opportunity to collaborate with other members of the Center, the Illinois State Water Survey, the Institute of
Natural Resource Sustainability, and the University of Illinois.
Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences or related field with emphasis on climate sciences.
Successful record of publications in refereed scientific journals and securing external funding for research activities.
Ability to work productively with peers within the scientific community, particularly in collaborative and
multidisciplinary research, as well as managing the research activities of support staff and students. Demonstrated
ability to initiate projects on emerging scientific issues. Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
Preferred Qualifications: A strong statistical background, particularly as applied to climate or impacts data
(observations and model-generated), scale interactions, or impacts, is highly preferred.
Salary: $75,000 to $90,000
Proposed Starting Date: As soon as possible after the closing date.
Application Procedures: Please create your candidate profile at http://job.illinois.edu. To ensure full consideration,
a cover letter, resume and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional
references must be received by 07/15/2009. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be
For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Hannah Dorsey at firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The administration,
Faculty and staff embrace diversity and are committed to attracting qualified candidates who
also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.