Position Openings

Open faculty and research positions in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Cornell University

EAS is accepting applications for the following faculty and research positions. Please access details of each position and requirements needed for submitting an application. All applicants must apply online using the links provided for each position.

Current Job Openings

  • Research Assistants

    Ithaca, NY

    We are seeking Ph.D. students to work on the following projects to begin in the Fall of 2020 in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Cornell University.  Please contact the faculty listed below for more information.  Details on applying to Cornell are available at the Graduate School Admissions website.

    Atmospheric Sciences: Prof. Peter Hitchcock (aph28@cornell.edu) is seeking a student to work on large-scale atmospheric dynamics related to stratosphere-troposphere interactions in the tropics.

    Experimental petrology/geochemistry: Potential areas of research include investigations of planetary redox, trace element thermobarometry and diffusion speedometry. For more information, please contact Prof. Megan Holycross (meh374@cornell.edu).

    Volcanic volatile budgets and mantle geochemistry: Prof. Esteban Gazel (egazel@cornell.edu) is looking for a Ph.D. student to work on volatile budgets of intraplate and arc volcanism and their role in global geochemical cycles.

    Seismology and rock mechanics: Prof. Greg McLaskey (gcm8@cornell.edu) is looking for a PhD student to work on the mechanics of earthquake scaling and the generation of seismic waves by means of large-scale laboratory experiments.

    Geophysics, volcanology, and remote sensing: Prof. Rowena Lohman (rbl62@cornell.edu) is seeking a Ph.D. student to work on satellite observations of ground surface change, including innovative measurements of soil moisture from space.  Prof. Matt Pritchard (pritchard@cornell.edu) is looking for a Ph.D. student to work on combined ground and satellite observations of volcanic activity involving potential fieldwork in Bolivia and/or Chile and developing an inter-disciplinary global synthesis of volcano remote sensing observations.

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  • Assistant/Associate Professor

    Ithaca, NY

    Faculty Position in Coastal Processes

    Cornell University’s Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) seeks to fill a tenure track faculty position in coastal geology, sedimentology, or coastal geohazards, with an emphasis on the response of coastal regions to tectonic, geodynamic, climatic, or atmospheric processes. We are particularly interested in candidates who use observational data, including but not limited to land- or shallow-marine-based field studies or remote sensing, in collaboration with experimental or computational approaches. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, sediment transport, the geological record of storms or tsunamis, inundation responses to storm surges or rising sea levels, coastal erosion, granular flow, landslides, geomorphology, and geodynamics of coastal uplift and subsidence.

    All materials must be submitted on-line at Academic Jobs Online. Inquiries only should be sent to keranen@cornell.edu. Review of applications will begin November 20, 2019 Full consideration will be given to applications received by November 20, 2019.

    The successful candidate will interact with EAS programs in geological sciences and in atmospheric and ocean sciences, and contribute to teaching programs within EAS in geological sciences. The candidate will also have opportunities to interact with other research programs and units at Cornell including the Cornell Tech Campus on Roosevelt Island in New York City, and New York Sea Grant. The successful candidate will have access to a wide variety of campus facilities including the Paleontological Research Institute and the Cornell 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 or Associate Professor levels; salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

    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. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply. 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. 

    Applicants should submit: a cover letter addressed to search committee chair, Dr. Katie Keranen; a curriculum vita; a research statement; a teaching statement; a statement of diversity, equity, and inclusion; and complete contact information for three references.

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