Position Openings

Thank you for your interest in faculty and research positions with the department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Cornell University

Current Job Openings

  • Tenured/Tenure-track faculty – Data-Driven Geoscience

    Ithaca, New York
    Posted:

    Effective January 1, 2022, all new Cornell hires, regardless of role and work location, must be fully vaccinated and present proof of an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccination or have a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption. Failure to demonstrate compliance with this requirement prior to the first day of work will result in the delay of employment with Cornell and may result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

    Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

    Tenure-track position in data-driven geoscience

    Cornell University’s Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in data-driven geoscientific investigation of the Earth’s surface and subsurface with application to critical problems related to resources, natural hazards, climate change, or their associated human impacts. We seek an earth scientist who develops or exploits tools that leverage the increasingly large and complex datasets resulting from modern observing approaches and computational modeling. The successful candidate may use artificial intelligence, machine learning, or related approaches to augment their domain expertise in the Earth sciences.

    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 (https://www.priweb.org) and the Cornell Center for Advanced Computing (https://www.cac.cornell.edu).

     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 people from groups historically underrepresented in STEM 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: (1) a cover letter addressed to search committee chair, Dr. Rowena Lohman; (2) a curriculum vita; (3) a research statement; (4)a teaching statement; (5) a statement of diversity, equity, and inclusion (https://facultydevelopment.cornell.edu/department-resources/recruitment/contribution-todiversity/); and (6) complete contact information for three references.

    All materials must be submitted online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/20806. Inquiries only should be sent to rbl62@cornell.edu. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2022. Full consideration will be given to applications received by January 15, 2022.

    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 also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

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  • Tenured/Tenure-track faculty – Meteorology

    Ithaca, New York
    Posted:

    Effective January 1, 2022, all new Cornell hires, regardless of role and work location, must be fully vaccinated and present proof of an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccination or have a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption. Failure to demonstrate compliance with this requirement prior to the first day of work will result in the delay of employment with Cornell and may result in the offer of employment being rescinded.
    Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

    The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) at Cornell University invites applications for a 9-month, full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The position involves 50% research and 50% teaching responsibilities. The ideal candidate’s research will advance fundamental understanding of physical and dynamical meteorological processes and/or advance an agenda of enhancing predictability of weather and associated hazards. The successful candidate will develop a high-quality research program investigating meteorology on the synoptic and/or meso-scales. Research areas could include, but are not limited to, short-term forecasting, mesoscale convective systems, land surface-hydrology-climate interactions, predictability of extreme events, or extreme event attribution. Possible research methodologies include the development of new measurement technologies and/or analysis techniques, the use of in situ measurements, satellite or ground-based remote sensing, high-resolution weather/climate modelling, data assimilation, machine learning, or other novel computational approaches.

    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.

    We seek colleagues with an outstanding record demonstrating success and promise across research scholarship, teaching, and advising, and who will be supported by and contribute to a vibrant culture of inclusive excellence at Cornell. As such, candidates are expected to engage in service and leadership activities within their department, the college and university, and relevant professional societies.

    Qualifications:

    A Ph.D. in atmospheric science, climate or ocean sciences, geoscience, engineering or a related field is required. 

    Starting Date and Applications:

    The anticipated starting date for this position is July 1, 2022 or as negotiated. Qualified applicants should submit (1) a cover letter addressed to the Search Committee Chair, Professor Art DeGaetano, (2) names and contact information for three individuals who are willing to write letters of recommendation; (3) a curriculum vitae; (4) a research plan; (5) a statement of teaching interests; 6) a statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion outlining how, through research, teaching, extension, mentoring, and/or service, the candidate has and will contribute to support Cornell’s mission of “any person … any study”; and 7) two publications demonstrating scholarly impact. Materials should be submitted online to: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/20745. Inquiries may be directed to the Search Committee Chair at eas.search@cornell.edu. Applications will be reviewed beginning January 31, 2022. The position will remain open until filled. 

    The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at Cornell University is engaged in pioneering pursuit of inclusive, purpose-driven science. As Cornell University’s second largest college, with discovery for impact at its core, we work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through equitable, world-renowned research, education and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being. CALS is fundamentally invested in improving the lives of people, their environments, and their communities both in New York state and around the world.

    Cornell University 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 including positions available in higher education in the upstate New York area.

    The new faculty member will join a collaborative, interdisciplinary community on the main campus in Ithaca, New York. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League and Land-grant university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

    Cornell's regional and global presence includes state-wide Cornell Cooperative Extension programs and offices in all counties and boroughs, global partnerships with institutions and communities engaged in life-changing research and education, the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, and the Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

    The Cornell community embraces diversity and inclusion. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply. We value AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and seek candidates who will create a climate that attracts and retains persons of all races, ethnicities, and genders. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations.

    Employment Assistance: If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity at voice (607) 255-3976, fax (607) 255-7481, or email at owdi@cornell.edu. For general questions about the position or the application process, please contact the Recruiter listed in the job posting. Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application. Notice to Applicants: Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement by clicking here. This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant. EEO Statement: 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 also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

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