External Funding of Atmospheric Science Programs in the United States: More Than the Cost of a New Professor

External Funding of Atmospheric Science Programs in the United States: More Than the Cost of a... lOQX . INSIGHTS and INNOVATIONS External Funding of Atmospheric Science Programs in the United States More Than the Cost of a New Professor BY A LA N ROBOCK n the unending quest for new faculty positions at por t for graduate students, postdocs, and research majo r universities, we meteorologists are in the faculty; summe r salaries; travel for research missions enviable position of bein g able to argue that we can an d to conferences; and the cost of research equip- brin g in mor e external funding, on average, than a ment . Clearly, the investment that a university would university woul d have t o spen d o n the position. Whe n mak e in a ne w faculty member—eve n including ben- I mad e that claim recently to administrator s at efits an d office an d laboratory space—would more Rutgers, they seemed surprised. In discussions with tha n pay for itself. It is also important to remember colleague s at the AMS Annual Meeting in Seattle, tha t most atmospheric science faculty do the major- Washington , in January 2004, man y people told me ity of thei r wor k with http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

External Funding of Atmospheric Science Programs in the United States: More Than the Cost of a New Professor

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American Meteorological Society
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10.1175/BAMS-86-3-337
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lOQX . INSIGHTS and INNOVATIONS External Funding of Atmospheric Science Programs in the United States More Than the Cost of a New Professor BY A LA N ROBOCK n the unending quest for new faculty positions at por t for graduate students, postdocs, and research majo r universities, we meteorologists are in the faculty; summe r salaries; travel for research missions enviable position of bein g able to argue that we can an d to conferences; and the cost of research equip- brin g in mor e external funding, on average, than a ment . Clearly, the investment that a university would university woul d have t o spen d o n the position. Whe n mak e in a ne w faculty member—eve n including ben- I mad e that claim recently to administrator s at efits an d office an d laboratory space—would more Rutgers, they seemed surprised. In discussions with tha n pay for itself. It is also important to remember colleague s at the AMS Annual Meeting in Seattle, tha t most atmospheric science faculty do the major- Washington , in January 2004, man y people told me ity of thei r wor k with

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Bulletin of the American Meteorological SocietyAmerican Meteorological Society

Published: Mar 1, 2005

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