Cornell University, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Position ID:Cornell-Earth and Atmospheric Sciences-METEOROLOGY [#20745, WDR-00028978]
Position Title: Assistant Professor Meteorology
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Atmospheric Sciences
Earth and Environmental Sciences / Environmental Science
Appl Deadline:2022/01/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/12/08)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) at Cornell University invites applications for a 9-month, full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The position involves 50% research and 50% teaching responsibilities. The ideal candidate’s research will advance fundamental understanding of physical and dynamical meteorological processes and/or advance an agenda of enhancing predictability of weather and associated hazards. The successful candidate will develop a high-quality research program investigating meteorology on the synoptic and/or meso-scales. Research areas could include, but are not limited to, short-term forecasting, mesoscale convective systems, land surface-hydrology-climate interactions, predictability of extreme events, or extreme event attribution. Possible research methodologies include the development of new measurement technologies and/or analysis techniques, the use of in situ measurements, satellite or ground-based remote sensing, high-resolution weather/climate modelling, data assimilation, machine learning, or other novel computational approaches.


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.


We seek colleagues with an outstanding record demonstrating success and promise across research scholarship, teaching, and advising, and who will be supported by and contribute to a vibrant culture of inclusive excellence at Cornell. As such, candidates are expected to engage in service and leadership activities within their department, the college and university, and relevant professional societies.



A Ph.D. in atmospheric science, climate or ocean sciences, geoscience, engineering or a related field is required. 


Starting Date and Applications:

The anticipated starting date for this position is July 1, 2022 or as negotiated. Qualified applicants should submit (1) a cover letter addressed to the Search Committee Chair, Professor Art DeGaetano, (2) names and contact information for three individuals who are willing to write letters of recommendation; (3) a curriculum vitae; (4) a research plan; (5) a statement of teaching interests; 6) a statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion outlining how, through research, teaching, extension, mentoring, and/or service, the candidate has and will contribute to support Cornell’s mission of “any person … any study”; and 7) two publications demonstrating scholarly impact. Materials should be submitted online to: Inquiries may be directed to the Search Committee Chair at Applications will be reviewed beginning January 31, 2022. The position will remain open until filled. 


The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at Cornell University is engaged in pioneering pursuit of inclusive, purpose-driven science. As Cornell University’s second largest college, with discovery for impact at its core, we work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through equitable, 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. CALS is fundamentally invested in improving the lives of people, their environments, and their communities both in New York state and around the world.


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 including 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 and Land-grant 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 regional and global presence includes state-wide Cornell Cooperative Extension programs and offices in all counties and boroughs, global partnerships with institutions and communities engaged in life-changing research and education, the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, and the Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.


The Cornell community embraces diversity and inclusion. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply. We value AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and seek candidates who will create a climate that attracts and retains persons of all races, ethnicities, and genders. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations.

Employment Assistance: If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity at voice (607) 255-3976, fax (607) 255-7481, or email at For general questions about the position or the application process, please contact the Recruiter listed in the job posting. Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application. Notice to Applicants: Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement by clicking here. This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant. EEO Statement: Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. 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.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
112 Hollister Drive
2116 Snee Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853