Assistant Professor – Cryosphere and Polar Science at Syracuse University

Tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Cryosphere and Polar Science
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Syracuse University, New York

Priority Application deadline: 15 November 2023, search open until filled

For more information and to apply, visit: Syracuse University Online Employment Site | Assistant Professor - Cryosphere and Polar Science

Position Details:
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.

  • Ph.D. required at the time of appointment.

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.

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.

Tenure-track faculty are responsible for teaching three courses per year, research, and service. 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.

Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Application Details:
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, 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.

For questions, please contact: Paul Fitzgerald, Search Committee Chair, Email: