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

  • 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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  • Post Doctoral Positions at Cornell University

    Ithaca, N

    Applications are sought for two Post Doctoral Associates to join a vibrant and inter-disciplinary research team focused on atmospheric science and renewable energy applications. Successful applicants will participate in two projects funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. They will be supervised by Professor Sara C. Pryor (Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences) and will collaborate closely with Professor Rebecca J. Barthelmie (Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering).

    The first position is focused on climate dynamics and downscaling of sustained and gust wind speeds using both numerical and statistical approaches, and diagnostic evaluation of model performance and skill. Familiarity with statistical methods is essential and experience with WRF, MATLAB, and high-performance computing is desirable. 


    The second position is focused principally on simulations of wakes within and downstream of large offshore wind turbine arrays using meso- and micro-scale models. Familiarity with WRF is essential. Experience with microscale computational fluid dynamics models and high-performance computing, plus understanding of wind turbine wakes is desirable. 


    Successful applicants will hold a Ph.D. in atmospheric science, engineering or related subject. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are highly desirable. Applications received by 1 May 2020 will receive full consideration. Preferred start dates are 1 June 2020, but may be extended to 15 August 2020 for exceptional candidates. Initial appointments will be for 1 year with the possibility of renewal. Applications will only be accepted via Academic Jobs Online.

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