Assistant Professor - Global Water Science

The Department of Earth Sciences at Syracuse University is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the field of Global Water Science. This recruitment is part of an ambitious Invest Syracuse Cluster Hire Initiative in the broad area of Energy and Environment. As an integral part of this investment, Syracuse University will recruit multiple candidates for faculty positions for a research cluster in the focus area of Global Environmental Change. Faculty hired into these positions will build on our existing strengths in water, energy, and climate, and will participate in an organized research cluster that spans multiple departments in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, the College of Architecture, the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, and the College of Engineering and Computer Science.

The successful applicant will have research expertise in the broad field of global water science. We seek an outstanding scholar with demonstrated excellence in research and teaching in any aspect of large-scale freshwater systems. We are flexible with regard to areas of specialization, though examples of fields that are of particular interest include: ecohydrology, remote sensing of water in the environment, hydrogeophysics, hydroclimatology, water within coupled human and natural systems, and intersections of water, energy, and food systems. We welcome candidates who can contribute to an inclusive environment, bring new perspectives on mentoring students from diverse backgrounds, implement novel approaches to quantitative research, and who value collegiality and collaboration. The ideal candidate will collaborate across traditional disciplinary boundaries in support of ongoing initiatives at the Department, College, and University levels. The successful applicant will establish a strong, externally funded research program from diverse funding sources and develop a portfolio of excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Applicants will teach a large, introductory-level class in Earth Science, contribute to existing courses in hydrology and hydrogeology and develop new undergraduate and graduate courses.

The Department of Earth Sciences at Syracuse University ( currently has 17 full-time faculty with broad research strengths in solid earth, geochronology, paleoclimatology, and hydrology. The Department has an outstanding array of analytical facilities and recently renovated laboratories, and the University has an established track record of supporting research infrastructure.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, a one page statement describing how they would contribute to the University's commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive community, copies of three relevant publications, and the contact information for three referees to job #074210, preferably by February 15th, 2019. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

Syracuse University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to equality of opportunity and a diverse work force. Women, military veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

posted: 23 January 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.