Cornell University, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Position ID:Cornell-Earth and Atmospheric Sciences-ASSISTANTPROFESSOR [#12024, WDR-00016443]
Position Title: Assistant Professor, Tenure-track
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Atmospheric Sciences / Atmospheric Sciences, Earth, Atmosphere and Planetary Sciences
Earth and Environmental Sciences / Earth and Environmental Sciences
Appl Deadline:2018/11/19help popup finished (2018/09/19, finished 2019/05/26, listed until 2019/02/04)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Position: Assistant Professor, Tenure-track. 
Location: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-5701. 
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 Professor in the area of extreme precipitation. The successful candidate will develop a high-quality research program investigating atmospheric systems associated with extreme precipitation on planetary, mesoscale and/or cloud scales. Preferred candidates will have research interests that encompass a cross-scale approach using one or more set of tools including satellite or ground-based remote sensing techniques, in situ data collection, numeric models and other innovative techniques to understand, inform, and predict real-world problems in extreme precipitation Research areas could include, but not be limited to, land -hydrology-climate interactions, predictability of hydrometeorological and hydroclimate extremes, and/or extreme event attribution. 

Candidates with experience in development of new data measurement techniques, high-resolution weather/climate modelling, machine learning, assimilation of data streams from heterogeneous sources, and other novel computational approaches are highly encouraged to apply. A cross-college initiative,, offers exciting opportunities to link digital technologies to weather, climate and other agriculturally important disciplines. This is one of five positions generated as part of the digital agriculture initiative in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell. We seek a committed educator who is enthusiastic about undergraduate and graduate teaching as well as supervising students. The ideal candidate will be able to interact in teaching and research with colleagues having similar interests at Cornell University, particularly in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Engineering, in which 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. 

Qualifications: 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 including (1) a cover letter addressed to the Search Committee Chair, Professor Art DeGaetano (2) three individuals who are willing to write letters of recommendation; (3) a curriculum vitae; (4) a research plan; (5) a statement of teaching interests; and (6) a diversity statement of how, through your research, teaching and/or service, you can contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion in support of Cornell’s mission of “any person… any study” . Inquiries may be directed to the Search Committee Chair at

Applications will be reviewed beginning November 15, 2018. The position will remain open until it is filled, with an anticipated start date of July 2019. 

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and Cornell University’s second largest college. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being. 
Cornell University seeks to meet the needs of dual career couples, has a Dual Career program, and is a member of the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium to assist with dual career searches. Visit to see positions available in higher education in the upstate New York area The new faculty member will join a collaborative, interdisciplinary community on the main campus in Ithaca, New York.

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. Cornell's global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the Cornell Tech campus to be built on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City. The Cornell community embraces diversity and inclusion. We value AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities, and seek candidates who will create a climate that attracts persons of all races, ethnicities and genders.

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Cornell University
Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Department
1103 Bradfield Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

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