The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) at Cornell University invites applications for a tenure-track Professor.


Date posted

Nov. 2, 2017 12:00 am

Application deadline

Nov. 15, 2017 12:00 am


The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS), Cornell University


  • United States

Job description


The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) at Cornell University invites applications for a tenure-track Professor in the subject of atmospheric or climate dynamics. The successful candidate will develop a high- quality research program investigating atmospheric systems and processes on time scales from weather to seasonal to climate time scales. Research areas could include but not be limited to climate-weather or ocean-atmosphere interactions. Preferred candidates would use idealized approaches or a hierarchy of models to better understand atmospheric/climate dynamics.  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. Candidates at the Assistant Professor level are preferred, but exceptional candidates at other levels will be considered.

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, climate or ocean sciences or a related science or engineering discipline is required.

Please submit applications to Academic Jobs Online - Cornell as a single pdf (15 mb maximum) that includes (1) a cover letter addressed to the Search Committee Chair, Professor Natalie Mahowald, 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, Professor Natalie Mahowald. Applications will be reviewed beginning January 3, 2018. The position will remain open until it is filled, with an anticipated start in Fall  2018. Cornell University is located in Ithaca, New York and is an equal  opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer. The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Engineering at Cornell embrace diversity and seek candidates who will create a climate that attracts students of all races, nationalities, and genders. We strongly encourage women and under-represented minorities to apply. Cornell University understands the needs of dual career couples, which it attempts to meet through a Dual Career program and membership in the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, which assists dual career searches.

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