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Assistant Professor - Cryosphere and Polar Science - JOB#077328

Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York
$79,000 - $99,000
Closing date
11 Dec 2023

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Earth Science, Environmental Science
Job Type
Faculty Member
Employment - Hours
Full time

Assistant Professor - Cryosphere and Polar Science - JOB#077328


The Syracuse University Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Cryosphere and Polar Science. We seek an outstanding scholar with demonstrated excellence in research and teaching in any aspect of ice and snow dominated systems in polar regions, alpine systems, and/or high latitudes incorporating field observations, remote sensing, geodetic/geophysical, theoretical, and/or model-based methods. This includes the study of cryosphere interactions with the hydrosphere, atmosphere, and/or solid earth. Areas of expertise that are of particular interest include: cold regions response to global change, snow hydrology, geomorphology of arctic and alpine environments, Arctic or Antarctic systems science, biogeochemistry of polar environments, and/or the physics and dynamics of permafrost, ice-sheets, glaciers, or sea-ice.


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 in the areas of water, energy, and climate. 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 are expected to contribute to existing courses in the Earth and environmental sciences and develop new undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of specialization.


The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Syracuse University ( currently has 18 full-time faculty with research strengths in hydrology, geochemistry, geochronology, geophysics, and paleoclimatology. The Department has an outstanding array of analytical facilities and recently renovated laboratories.


Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, a statement describing how they would contribute to the University’s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive community(Diversity Statement), copies of three relevant publications, and the contact information for three references to by 11/15/2023. The search will remain open until the position is filled.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution.

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