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Two Open Faculty Positions in EAS

FACULTY POSITION IN GEOCHEMISTRY Cornell University’s Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) seeks to fill a tenure track faculty position in the general area of geochemistry, with an emphasis on magmatic and/or metamorphic processes. This is expected to be one in a series of faculty renewal hires. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to subduction-related processes; formation, evolution and recycling of the oceanic and/or continental crust; fluid-rock interactions at hydrothermal, metamorphic and magmatic conditions; and volatile recycling. Approaches can be theoretical, observational and experimental.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute intellectually to our broad program in solid earth processes, and to interact with other research programs and units at Cornell. Additional desirable attributes of the candidate include the potential for interactions with EAS programs in atmospheric and/or ocean sciences, and with other programs at Cornell including planetary sciences. The successful candidate will have access to a wide variety of campus facilities including those associated with Cornell’s Center for Materials Research, the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source, and the Center for Advanced Computing.

Applicants must hold a doctorate in an appropriate field, have a demonstrated ability to conduct outstanding research, and show promise for attracting external research support. The successful candidate will also be a committed educator, enthusiastic about teaching and supervising student research at all levels. We anticipate filling the position at the Assistant Professor level, but applications for Associate level will be considered; salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Cornell seeks to meet the needs of dual career couples, has a Dual Career program, and is a member of the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium to assist with dual career searches. 

To apply, please submit: a cover letter addressed to search committee chair, Dr. Geoff Abers, a curriculum vita, research statement, teaching statement, and complete contact information for three references. Statements should include teaching experience and interests, leadership efforts, and contributions to diversity. All materials must be submitted on-line at Inquiries only should be sent to Review of applications will begin November 20, 2016. Diversity and inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

FACULTY POSITION IN ATMOSPHERIC/CLIMATE DYNAMICS The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) at Cornell University invites applications for an Assistant Professor in the subject of large-scale atmospheric or climate dynamics. The successful candidate will develop a high quality research program investigating atmospheric systems and processes on large space and time scales, namely from regional to continental spatial scales and on seasonal to inter-annual time scales.

Research areas could include but not be limited to climate-weather or ocean-atmosphere interactions. Those with research interests that involve extraterrestrial atmospheres or physical oceanography are also encouraged to apply. The position is one of what is expected to be a series of new appointments as part of a commitment to a major faculty renewal in EAS.

The selected candidate will be a committed educator, enthusiastically teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, advising undergraduate and graduate students, and supervising students at all levels in research. The ideal candidate will be able to interact in teaching and research with colleagues having similar interests at Cornell University, particularly in the Colleges of Engineering and of Agriculture and Life Sciences, in which the Department of EAS is jointly located.

This is a nine-month, tenure-track, professorial position. The responsibilities of the position will be 50% research and 50% teaching. A Ph.D. in atmospheric science or a related science or engineering discipline is required. Please submit applications to Academic Jobs Online at as a single pdf (15 mb maximum) that includes (1) a cover letter addressed to the Search Committee Chair, Professor Stephen Colucci, and providing the names and contact information for three individuals who are willing to write letters of recommendation; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a research plan; and (4) a statement of teaching interests. Inquiries may be directed to the Search Committee Chair at Applications will be reviewed beginning January 3, 2017. The position will remain open until it is filled, with an anticipated start in Fall 2017. Diversity and inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.