Assistant Professor - Late - Quaternary Climate Science

Syracuse University   •  

Syracuse, NY

Industry: Education.


Not Specified years

Posted 379 days ago

Job Description

The Syracuse University Department of Earth Sciences seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor position in climate change science, who will hold the Thonis Family Endowed Professorship. Scientists with expertise in observational approaches to late-Quaternary paleoclimatology and with established links to the climate modeling community are strongly encouraged to apply. The department welcomes applicants with expertise collecting, characterizing and calibrating quantitative records of past temperature, sea level change, glacial dynamics, hydroclimate, and terrestrial responses to natural and anthropogenic forcing. The ideal candidate will collaborate across traditional disciplinary boundaries within the Department of Earth Sciences and the greater SU community, which includes expertise in energy, sustainability, and water resources.


A Ph.D. in earth sciences, geology, or a related field is expected at the time of appointment.

Job Specific Qualifications

The successful applicant will arrive with or establish a strong, externally funded research program and develop a portfolio of excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Active public engagement on issues of a changing climate is an essential part of the appointment. Applicants will teach a large, introductory-level class in Earth Science, contribute to existing courses in paleoclimatology and develop new undergraduate and graduate courses in the science of climate change.

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Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests (please attach to other document), copies of three relevant publications (please attach to writing sample), and the contact information for three referees by November 15, 2017. The search committee will be available to meet with candidates at the GSA and Fall AGU meetings; the search will remain open until the position is filled.

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