Cornell University, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences/College of Engineering

Position ID:Cornell-EAS-GEOSCIENCE [#20806]
Position Title: Data-Driven Geoscience
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Geology
Appl Deadline:2022/01/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/12/15, finished 2022/07/16)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Tenure-track position in data-driven geoscience

Cornell University’s Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in data-driven geoscientific investigation of the Earth’s surface and subsurface with application to critical problems related to resources, natural hazards, climate change, or their associated human impacts. We seek an earth scientist who develops or exploits tools that leverage the increasingly large and complex datasets resulting from modern observing approaches and computational modeling. The successful candidate may use artificial intelligence, machine learning, or related approaches to augment their domain expertise in the Earth sciences.


The successful candidate will interact with EAS programs in geological sciences and in atmospheric and ocean sciences and contribute to teaching programs within EAS in geological sciences. The candidate will also have opportunities to interact with other research programs and units at Cornell including the Cornell Tech Campus on Roosevelt Island in New York City, and New York Sea Grant. The successful candidate will have access to a wide variety of campus facilities including the Paleontological Research Institute ( and the Cornell Center for Advanced Computing (


Applicants must hold a doctorate in an appropriate field, have a demonstrated ability to conduct

outstanding research and show promise for attracting external research support. The successful

candidate will also be a committed educator, enthusiastic about teaching and supervising student

research at all levels. We anticipate filling the position at the Assistant or Associate Professor levels; salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


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 strongly encourage people from groups historically underrepresented in STEM to apply. Cornell 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. Applicants should submit: (1) a cover letter addressed to search committee chair, Dr. Rowena Lohman; (2) a curriculum vita; (3) a research statement; (4) a teaching statement; (5) a statement of diversity, equity, and inclusion (; and (6) complete contact information for three references.


All materials must be submitted online at Inquiries only should be sent to Review of applications will begin January 15, 2022. Full consideration will be given to applications received by January 15, 2022.

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EEO Statement:

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, and we do not tolerate discrimination based on any protected characteristic, including race, ethnic or national origin, citizenship and immigration status, color, sex/gender, pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions, age, creed, religion, actual or perceived disability (including persons associated with such a person), arrest and/or conviction record, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression and/or identity, an individual’s genetic information, domestic violence victim status, familial status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations in accordance with applicable law. 

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff to all identities and backgrounds. We encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

Pay Ranges:

The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:

  • Prior relevant work or industry experience.
  • Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.
  • Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)
  • Unique applicable skills.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
email address
112 Hollister Drive
Ithaca, NY 14853-1504