NCAR Director James Hurrell accepts prestigious chair at CSU

UCAR will conduct international search for a new director

May 17, 2018

BOULDER, Colo. — James Hurrell, who has served as director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) since 2013, has accepted a position as the Walter Scott Presidential Chair in Environmental Science and Engineering at Colorado State University. He will take on his new responsibilities in September. 

Hurrell, an expert in climate variability and change, first came to NCAR in 1990 as a visiting scientist. He later served as director of two NCAR laboratories and chief scientist of the Community Earth System Model (CESM). 

The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), which manages NCAR on behalf of the National Science Foundation, will conduct an international search for a new director. 

"My sincere thanks to Jim for his steady leadership of NCAR since 2013 and for all he has done for the organization during his 28-year tenure," said UCAR President Antonio Busalacchi. "His appointment to a presidential chair at Colorado State University is a prestigious honor, and CSU could not have chosen a better leader to fill this role." 

For more on Hurrell's new position, see the CSU announcement.


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