The Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL) is one of eight labs that make up the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). EOL pprovides state-of-the-art atmospheric observing systems, leadership, and scientific expertise to enable the university-based research community to advance climate, weather, and related Earth system science. EOL manages the majority of the NSF Lower Atmosphere Observing Facilities and deploys them in support of observational field campaigns for researchers from universities, government agencies, and NCAR and in support of education.

Leadership profile

The opportunity overview, role, qualifications, personal qualities, and opportunities and expectations in our leadership profile, learn more.

What we offer

UCAR offers excellent benefits. A detail of those available to the EOL Director can be found in our benefits summary

Timeline for recruitment and interviews

  • Job posted: February 24, 2023, for full consideration
  • Interviews: April 24-28, 2023

Procedure for Candidacy

WittKieffer is assisting NCAR in this search. Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by February 24, 2023 and be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal.

Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in this Leadership Profile, and a Diversity Statement (include how you build a psychological safe environment, how you you know psychological safety is achieved with examples of how you've built diverse, equitable and inclusive environments on project and programs you've led).

Nominations and inquiries can be directed to the WittKieffer consultants supporting this search, Suzanne Teer, Jessica Herrington and Sarah Seavey, at

Search Committee

Gannet Hallar (Chair) Associate Professor, University of Utah
Shuyi Chen Professor, Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington
Ruben Delgado Associate Professor, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Hampton University
Nancy Hann Director, NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations and Commissioned Officer Corps
Mike Hardesty Senior Research Scientist, CIRES, University of Colorado/NOAA
Rebecca Hornbrook Project Scientist 3, ACOM
Matthew Long Scientist 3, CGD
Rosimar Rios-Berrios Scientist 2, MMM
Ulrike Romatschke Project Scientist 2, EOL
June Wang Research Associate Professor, University of Albany
Tammy Weckwerth Senior Scientist, EOL