Two Tenure-Track Positions in Climate Change Science:
- Atmospheric Science
- Terrestrial Biogeochemistry
10/15/2008 - Cornell University recently established a Climate Change Initiative as part of its Center for a Sustainable Future (CCSF). The Center serves to focus and integrate the growing interest across departments in sustainability, as well as to generate real-world impacts. As part of the Climate Change Initiative, the Center is facilitating the hiring of several faculty members over the next three years in the biological and physical sciences, social sciences, engineering and humanities.
We are now seeking applications for two tenure track positions at the ASSISTANT or ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR rank in climate change science, one in Atmospheric Science and one in Terrestrial Biogeochemistry. For both positions, we seek candidates to address regional and global scale issues by employing theoretical and empirical approaches such as modeling, earth-observing system and/or spatial information technologies, data-assimilation, spatial statistics, and time-series analysis. The Atmospheric Science position will address the interactions of the atmosphere with earth surfaces. The Terrestrial Biogeochemistry position will focus on the interaction of terrestrial surface processes with global environmental change. The scope of these positions is intentionally broad and a wide range of research areas will be considered. These "open department" searches seek to place outstanding candidates in departments they best match. Potential home departments are Biological and Environmental Engineering, Crop and Soil Sciences, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, and Natural Resources. (This ad will post in the 12/12/2008 issue of the Chronicle for Higher Education.)
Both positions will involve 50% research and 50% teaching responsibilities and developing an internationally recognized and externally funded research program in Climate Change Science. Applicants should submit a cover letter indicating why they feel they are a good fit for an interdisciplinary Climate Change Initiative at Cornell, together with a curriculum vitae, a research plan (2-3 pages), and a statement of teaching interests. All materials, including PDF files of selected reprints should be submitted electronically, by emailing a single PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com (please limit to 15MB). Applicants should also provide names of three individuals who may be contacted to provide letters of recommendation. Applications will be reviewed beginning February 9, 2009, however the search will remain open until a qualified applicant is found.
Cornell University, located in Ithaca, New York, is an inclusive, dynamic, and innovative Ivy League university and New York's land-grant institution. Cornell University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer. Applications from women and minorities are encouraged.