Job Opening

Faculty Position: Faults, Fluids, and Fluid-Rock Interactions

Cornell University

Posted: 10/20/2017

Open Until: 12/01/2017

The Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) at Cornell University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position with core expertise in geological, geochemical, geophysical, or geohydrological fundamentals as applied to subsurface fluid flow, fluid-rock interaction, and/or faulting. This position is part of a multi-departmental cluster hire in subsurface energy systems. The ideal candidate will apply these fundamentals in innovative research relevant to fields including geothermal energy, carbon sequestration, hydrocarbon systems and induced seismicity, as well as to natural earth phenomena such as earthquakes, volcanoes, mineralization and hydrochemistry. Scientists with expertise that is either observational or computational in nature are equally encouraged to apply.

The College of Engineering maintains programs in engineering, Earth sciences, hydrology and material sciences, providing an ideal setting for rigorous interdisciplinary research. Other opportunities for cross-disciplinary interactions include the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, the Cornell Energy Institute and the Cornell Center for Materials Research.

Applicants must hold a Doctorate in an appropriate field, have a demonstrated ability to conduct outstanding research, and show promise for attracting external research support. The successful candidate will also be a committed educator, enthusiastic about teaching and supervising students at all levels in research. We anticipate filling the position at the Assistant Professor level, but applications at the Associate level will be considered.

All materials must be submitted online at: Applicants should submit a cover letter addressed to search chair, Dr. Larry Brown, a curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, and complete contact information for three references. Statements including teaching experience and interests, leadership efforts, and contributions to diversity are encouraged. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by December 1, 2017 when review of applications will begin until position is filled.

The EAS Department and the College of Engineering at Cornell University embrace diversity and seek candidates who will create a climate that attracts students of all races, nationalities, and genders. Cornell understands the needs of dual career couples which it attempts to meet through a Dual Career program and membership in the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, which assists dual career searches. Visit to see positions available in higher education in the upstate New York area. Cornell and Ithaca are family-friendly communities: Cornell has a comprehensive set of policies, services and benefits to help you, your partner and your children to feel welcome here, to support your well-being, and to help with child care, elder care and those with disabilities through their HR new employee Onboarding program.

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