Assistant Professor of Global Water Science
Job # 074210
Location Heroy Geology Laboratory - Syracuse University
Pay Range Commensurate with Experience
FLSA Status Exempt
Hours As determined by the Department Chair
Job Type Full-time
Campus Syracuse, NY
The Department of Earth Sciences at Syracuse University is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the field of Global Water Science. This recruitment is part of an ambitious Invest Syracuse Cluster Hire Initiative in the broad area of Energy and Environment. As an integral part of this investment, Syracuse University will recruit multiple candidates for faculty positions for a research cluster in the focus area of Global Environmental Change. Faculty hired into these positions will build on our existing strengths in water, energy, and climate, and will participate in an organized research cluster that spans multiple departments in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, the College of Architecture, the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, and the College of Engineering and Computer Science.
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 have research expertise in the broad field of global water science. We seek an outstanding scholar with demonstrated excellence in research and teaching in any aspect of large-scale freshwater systems. We are flexible with regard to areas of specialization, though examples of fields that are of particular interest include: ecohydrology, remote sensing of water in the environment, hydrogeophysics, hydroclimatology, water within coupled human and natural systems, and intersections of water, energy, and food systems. We welcome candidates who can contribute to an inclusive environment, bring new perspectives on mentoring students from diverse backgrounds, implement novel approaches to quantitative research, and who value collegiality and collaboration.
The ideal candidate will collaborate across traditional disciplinary boundaries in support of ongoing initiatives at the Department, College, and University levels. The successful applicant will establish a strong, externally funded research program from diverse funding sources and develop a portfolio of excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Applicants will teach a large, introductory-level class in Earth Science, contribute to existing courses in hydrology and hydrogeology and develop new undergraduate and graduate courses.
About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private research university, with over 14,000 full-time undergraduate and over 4,000 full¬time graduate students representing the 50 states and 124 foreign countries. Founded in 1870, it is home to 11 schools and colleges offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Human Services and Health Professions, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts. Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000 and offers many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, a symphony orchestra, professional regional theater, and numerous malls and movie theaters. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites and wineries along the Finger Lakes to biking trails along the Erie Canal. According to the latest edition of the Places Rated Almanac, Syracuse ranks in the top 10% of Best Places to Live.
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Message to Applicants
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, a one page statement describing how they would contribute to the University’s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive community, copies of three relevant publications, and the contact information for three referees by February 15, 2019. The search will remain open until the position is filled.