Advanced Science Research Center, City University of New York

Position ID:CUNY-ASRC-ENVTTF [#6239, 13357]
Position Title: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor - Environmental Crossroads
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:New York, New York 10031, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Environmental Science / Environmental Health, Biogeochemistry, Development and applications, Ecosystem analysis, In situ sensing, Remote sensing, Urban biogeophysical studies
Appl Deadline:2016/03/25* finished (2015/09/18, finished 2016/08/01, listed until 2016/04/15)
Position Description:    

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

Tenure track faculty positions:

Environmental CrossRoads Initiative, CUNY Advanced Science Research Center


The Environmental CrossRoads Initiative at the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center invites applications for full-time, tenure-track faculty members at any rank.


We seek outstanding scientists who have a demonstrated capacity to engage in interdisciplinary field, laboratory, and synthesis research on human-ecosystem interactions, with an emphasis on urban and human-dominated regional systems. Applications are welcome in the areas of: state-of-the-art environmental sensing including novel instrumentation development and deployment, coupled with integrative, synthesis-oriented environmental research. The position seeks to catalyze innovation in urban systems research and applications within the CUNY Environmental CrossRoads Initiative (


Individuals filling these positions are expected to serve major roles in the research and education programs of the ASRC, along with the teaching missions of one of the colleges within the CUNY system.



Candidates are expected to have advanced degrees (Ph.D. or equivalent) in environmental sciences or engineering: ecology, biogeochemistry, energy analysis, urban systems, systems analysis.


Expertise in one or more of the following areas is sought: urban and regional metabolism (materials, water and energy - stocks, flows, processes); environmental biogeochemistry across land-atmosphere-water media; energy systems analysis; large scale observatory design using sensor networks and in situ instrumentation; remote sensing over local, regional, and larger domains; data integration, simulation, and/or geospatial modeling; interdisciplinary thinking and synthesis.


Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. Successful candidates will have academic appointments at one of the senior CUNY colleges.


Final faculty ranks will be determined by the qualifications and experience of successful candidates, with our primary criteria being a demonstrated commitment to research and teaching.


How to apply

Applicants should electronically submit 1) a curriculum vitae, 2) a 1-2 page cover letter summarizing research accomplishments, future directions and views on interdisciplinary research, and 3) a brief (3 page max) description of proposed research. Applicants should also arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf to the Environmental CrossRoads Search Committee c/o Charles Vörösmarty. Please submit all materials at, Job# 6239. All application materials must be received by March 25, 2016.


For more information, please see our website at or contact Dr. Charles Vörösmarty ( or Dr. Anthony Cak (

The City University of New York (CUNY) is committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply.  We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion.  EO/AA Employer.

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:
Dr. Anthony Cak

CUNY ASRC, Environmental CrossRoads Initiative
85 Saint Nicholas Terrace
New York, NY 10031

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