Tenure-Track, Assistant or Associate Professor
Department of Natural Resources and the Environment
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853

START DATE:      January 2022 or as negotiated

POSITION DESCRIPTION: We invite applications for a 9-month, tenure-track position in the area of social-ecological systems analysis, at the level of Assistant/Associate Professor. The position will be 50% research and 50% teaching (2.5 courses per academic year).

The successful candidate will establish an internationally recognized, externally funded research program that advances theory and practice related to social-ecological systems analysis concepts, methods, and applications. We value scholarship that addresses multiple scales of environmental change and embraces the dynamic intersections of social and ecological systems. The successful candidate’s research and teaching could focus on multiple spatio-temporal scales and methods, but we place particular emphasis on large-scale – regional, national, global – analyses and quantitative approaches. We seek applicants working at the intersection of social and ecological research. Relevant problem domains include but are not limited to land use, water resources, biodiversity conservation, energy, infrastructure, climate change, and the environment-health nexus. This faculty position will enhance the alignment of the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment (https://dnr.cals.cornell.edu/) with the goals of the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability (https://www.atkinson.cornell.edu) and the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. Contributions to undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentorship are expected. The position will strengthen the popular cross-college Environment and Sustainability (E&S) undergraduate major (https://environment.cornell.edu/). The successful applicant will be eligible to supervise graduate students in multiple programs appropriate to the candidate’s expertise, crossing departmental and disciplinary boundaries.

QUALIFICATIONS: A PhD is required at the time of appointment. We encourage applications from exceptional social scientists and natural scientists who work at the intersection of social and ecological systems. Applicants should demonstrate capacity to apply and develop a suite of analytical methods and problem definitions that advance understanding of large-scale social-ecological systems dynamics. Interest and ability to teach social-ecological systems theory and associated quantitative methods and applications at undergraduate and graduate levels are required. The Department of Natural Resources & the Environment particularly seeks applicants whose record in research, teaching, and service prepares them to support and contribute to a vibrant culture of inclusive excellence at Cornell.

 SALARY/BENEFITS: Competitive salary and start-up funding will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  An attractive fringe benefit package is included.

APPLICATIONS: Candidates should submit application materials via the website: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18546 by providing a cover letter briefly summarizing their background, vision, and relevant qualifications; curriculum vitae; contact information for three references; a research statement; a teaching statement outlining experience, philosophy, and interests; a statement of contribution to diversity, equity and inclusion; and pdfs of three representative publications. Inquiries can be directed to Search Committee Chair, Steven Wolf (saw44@cornell.edu).  Review of applications will begin 7/15/21 and continue until the position is filled.

For further information on this position, visit https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18546.