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Assistant Professor Near-surface and Solid Earth Imaging

Assistant Professor Near-surface and Solid Earth Imaging


Syracuse, United States of America


Full time



Required education

Application deadline
1 November 2021

5 October 2021

Job description

The Syracuse University Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences seeks applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor in the broad field of seismic subsurface imaging, who will complement our current strengths in tectonics, basin evolution, water resources, geodynamics, paleoclimatology, and geochemistry. This recruitment is part of an ambitious Invest Syracuse Cluster Hire Initiative in the broad area of Energy and Environment. Faculty hired into these positions will participate in an organized research cluster that spans multiple departments across several Colleges. The Department welcomes applicants with expertise in deployment of seismic instrumentation, and collection and analysis of both active- and passive-source seismic data sets. The ideal candidate will collaborate across traditional disciplinary boundaries within the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and the greater SU community, which includes expertise in energy, sustainability, and water resources. Candidates who can apply seismology to broad fields such as Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage, and Near-surface Geophysics are especially encouraged to apply. 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 teach a large, introductory-level class in Earth Science, contribute to existing courses in geohazards and geophysics and develop new undergraduate and graduate courses in seismology and subsurface imaging.

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Syracuse University ( currently has 18 full-time tenure-track faculty with research strengths in the solid Earth studies, hydrogeology, and paleoclimatology. The Department has an outstanding array of analytical and computational facilities including a 380-core computing cluster, multichannel marine seismic arrays and sources, a reflection seismic data processing and interpretation cluster, and recently renovated laboratories. The institution has an established track record of supporting research infrastructure, including high-performance computing (

How to apply

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and a one-page statement describing how you would contribute to the University’s commitment to fostering a diverse ad inclusive community, copies of three relevant publications, and contact information for three references via (Job# 076004). Review of applications will begin November 1, 2021. The search will remain open until the position is filled. Queries may be addressed to the Search Chair, Prof. Robert Moucha, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Syracuse University (

Women, military veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. 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.