Cornell University, Department of Classics

Position ID:Cornell-Classics-RA [#24523, WDR-00036060]
Position Title: Research Associate - Cornell Tree-Ring Laboratory
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Dendrochronology
Appl Deadline:2023/04/14 11:59PMhelp popup* (posted 2023/03/13, listed until 2023/04/14)
Position Description:    

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Research Associate, Cornell Tree-Ring Laboratory. A Research Associate with specialization, experience, and training in dendrochronology is sought for a position at the Cornell Tree-Ring Laboratory starting 1 September 2023 (or a mutually agreed date). This position is to collaborate on and to support the research of the Cornell Tree-Ring Laboratory (approximately 0.67 FTE of role) and to support and assist with teaching in dendrochronology (a class in one semester each year – and the laboratory training of students in dendrochronology (approximately 0.33 FTE of role). Teaching experience is preferred but not required. Appropriate academic title (Teaching Associate or Lecturer) will be based on role. The position reports to and works with the Director of the Cornell Tree-Ring Laboratory. Candidates must hold (by start date) a PhD and must have training/experience in dendrochronological fieldwork, training/experience in dendrochronological laboratory work, training/experience and facility with tree-ring sample preparation, sample recording and analysis, including crossdating, chronology-building and subsequent tree-ring time-series analysis for dendrochronological research (e.g. Dendro Program Library routines and more recent equivalents). Experience/interest in archaeological dendrochronology (or other cultural heritage relevant areas), and/or isotope/climatic applications in dendrochronology, is preferred. Competence (B2/C1 or above) in oral and written English is a pre-requisite. Candidates should be able to work both in a small team and independently without constant supervision. The position is to work on current and future Cornell Tree-Ring Laboratory projects (and experience or interest in some of the scope/regions of Cornell Tree-Ring Laboratory research would be an advantage). The position will collaborate on these research projects and their further development and will take part in (and be in part responsible for) all aspects of the research process from sampling through analysis and also to include assisting with grant and funding applications, collaboration and involvement in publication, and production of necessary reports and other outputs. Familiarity with (at least some of) a range of standard dendrochronology software and data management and analysis tools is required, and other data analysis, GIS, or IT skills (e.g. R or web-oriented) would be an advantage. The position is for 3 years in the first instance with an initial 1-year probation period. The Research Associate is required to be in residence in person at Cornell except when undertaking Cornell Tree-Ring Laboratory projects based elsewhere, or during leave periods.

Applications: Applications must be submitted through Academic Jobs Online. Please submit (1) a letter of application, including discussion of how you meet the requirements of the position (detailing dendrochronological training, experience, skills and interests) and how you would promote inclusivity in research and teaching ; (2) CV; (3) a writing sample related to your dendrochronological research (of less than 25 pages); (4) the names and contact information of three references. Questions about the position or the application process should be addressed to Sturt Manning, Director of the Cornell Tree-Ring Laboratory, at

Pay Range: $45,700 to $91,000 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

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

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.

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Further Info:
Department of Classics
Cornell University
232 East Avenue
Goldwin Smith Hall, Rm. 120
Ithaca, NY 14853-3201