Assist Prof, Late-Quaternary Climate Science, Syracuse, USA

Syracuse University, USA, seeks an Assistant Professor in Late-Quaternary Climate Science.


Syracuse University Department of Earth Sciences seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in climate change science, who will hold the Thonis Family Endowed Professorship. Scientists with expertise in observational approaches to late-Quaternary paleoclimatology and with established links to the climate modeling community are strongly encouraged to apply.

The department welcomes applicants with expertise collecting, characterizing and calibrating quantitative records of past temperature, sea-level change, glacial dynamics, hydroclimate, and terrestrial responses to natural and anthropogenic forcing.

The ideal candidate will collaborate across traditional disciplinary boundaries within the Department of Earth Sciences and the greater SU community, which includes expertise in energy, sustainability, and water resources.

The successful applicant will arrive with or establish a strong, externally funded research program and develop a portfolio of excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Active public engagement on issues of a changing climate is an essential part of the appointment. The successful applicant will teach a large, introductory-level class in Earth Science, contribute to existing courses in paleoclimatology and develop new undergraduate and graduate courses in the science of climate change.


The Department of Earth Sciences at Syracuse University currently has 15 full-time faculty with broad research strengths in the solid earth, geochronology, hydrology and paleoclimatology. 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.

Syracuse University is interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of colleagues, students and community members. Women, military veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Syracuse University is an equal opportunity employer, as well as a federal contractor required to take affirmative action on behalf of protected veterans.


A PhD in Earth sciences, geology, or a related field is expected at the time of appointment.


Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, copies of three relevant publications, and the contact information for three referees to (#073445), preferably by 15 November 2017.

The search committee will be available to meet with candidates at the GSA and Fall AGU meetings; the search will remain open until the position is filled.

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