Cornell University: Assistant/Associate Professor - Atmospheric/Climate Dynamics

Location: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853. The academic home for this position is the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (jointly located in the College of Engineering).

The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) at Cornell University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in the subject of atmospheric or climate dynamics. The successful candidate will develop a high-quality research program investigating atmospheric systems and processes 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 Agriculture and Life Sciences and of Engineering, in which the Department of EAS is jointly located. This is a nine-month, tenure-track, academic year professorial position in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 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 at as a single PDF (15 mb maximum) that includes (1) a cover letter addressed to the Search 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 Chair at [email protected]. Applications will be reviewed beginning November 15, 2017. The position will remain open until it is filled, with an anticipated start date of July 2018.

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last updated 29-Oct-2017