Open Rank Faculty position at UConn in Earth Science Applications of AI/ML
University of Connecticut
The Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Connecticut seeks a tenure-track (open rank at Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) faculty to join a cluster hire in Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML): Understanding and Addressing Natural and Climate Change-Related Disasters. With hires in Earth Sciences, Economics, Geography, Journalism, and Statistics, the cluster will engage the role of AI/ML in understanding the scientific underpinnings of natural and human-induced environmental risk, human dimensions of hazards and risk mitigation, the economic impacts of these hazards, and meaningful public engagement.
For the Department of Earth Sciences, we seek a colleague who uses and develops AI/ML to enhance disaster preparedness by addressing topics such as predicting the frequency and intensity of natural and climate change-related hazards, understanding their behavior and impacts, and assessing vulnerability associated with them at local and global scales. We welcome applicants across the wide range of Earth Science fields, whose active research may deal with natural hazards and disasters associated with the lithosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, or atmosphere. This hire will join a department with strengths in surface processes, sedimentary geology and geochemistry, paleoecology, paleoclimatology, and tectonics. The Department offers a highly collaborative and collegial environment and fosters a diverse and inclusive academic community. More information about the Department can be found at https://earthsciences.uconn.edu/.
The successful candidate is expected to establish an independent research program that will attract external funding and provide research training for graduate and undergraduate students. They will also be expected to provide effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels and participate in professional service to the Department and University. We seek candidates who demonstrate an interest in broadening the participation of members of underrepresented groups, engaging diverse groups through research, teaching, and public engagement, and who are familiar with pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of students with diverse backgrounds, learning styles, and intellectual interests.
Review of applications begins on December 18th. More details can be found here: https://jobs.hr.uconn.edu/en-us/job/498003/assistant-associate-or-full-professor-in-earth-sciences