The Ohio University Department of Geography in Athens, Ohio, is seeking a master’s level graduate student for the position of Associate Director of Scalia Laboratory. Scalia Laboratory is a student-run, public service, meteorology forecasting and research lab. The lab issues web-based forecasts (over 30,000 unique visits annually) and runs a 24-hour forecast hotline. The Associate Director should receive a nine-month stipend, which includes a tuition waiver.

  1. Overseeing 3-4 undergraduate student forecasters, arranging forecasting schedules, performing quality
    control on forecasts, and ensuring forecasts are submitted on time.
  2. Teaching two courses per semester as instructor of record: Meteorological Observations (GEOG 3030)
    and Practicum in Meteorological Forecasting (GEOG 3040). Both meet two hours a week, with
    approximately 10-15 students in each course.
  3. Managing public relations between the lab and the user community, which entails answering questions
    about our forecasting products and observations and updating social media.

To apply, submit an application for the Graduate Program in the Geography Department at Ohio University, indicating an interest in the Associate Director position in your personal statement. There is no set minimum for the GRE, but an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 is required (3.5 or higher
preferred). Review of applications begins February 15, 2020. With the unique setting in a Geography Department, several research specialties are available, including meteorology / climatology (specializations in Southern Hemisphere / Antarctic climate or mesoscale meteorology / tornadoes), human dimensions of climate change, environmental geography, GIS with environmental applications, and physical geography (geomorphology and biogeography). The position provides excellent management-level forecasting and teaching experience for those considering careers with the NWS or in academia. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

For further information, please visit the Department of Geography, Ohio University’s Graduate School, or by contacting Dr. Ryan Fogt ( Those interested in applying should also contact Dr. Tim Anderson (, chair of the Geography Department Graduate Committee.

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