Wold Family Professorship in Environmental Balance for Human Sustainability

Cornell University
Ithaca, New York
Jun 18, 2018
Jul 18, 2018
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Wold Family Professorship in Environmental Balance for Human Sustainability

The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Cornell University is searching for a visionary Earth scientist to be the next Wold Family Professor in Environmental Balance for Human Sustainability. We seek candidates with significant experience and a strong reputation in the energy and/or mineral resources industries who can lead innovative research. Preferences will be given to candidates who can establish connections between industry and academia, and spur transfer of innovative ideas from university research to practice. The appointment is a half-time academic year position on a 5-year term (renewable once). Whereas the position is ideally suited for an individual seeking flexibility for external commitments, the holder of the Chair must be eager to engage in innovative education of the next generation of global leaders in this field, and to conduct research.

Human development will require the continuing supply of energy and minerals, discovered and delivered responsibly. Fulfilling this goal will require increased understanding of natural availability, new technologies, environmental systems, and human needs, all supported by dialogue and communication. The Wold Family Professor will be expected to conduct scientific research that helps the academic community, industry and government develop the sustainable supply of natural resources. Through teaching classes, research projects, and other activities the Wold Family Professor will help students understand the scientific challenges related to resources, and the approaches required to achieve sustainable management of resources in the future. The successful candidate will also be able to contribute to or lead faculty research teams that tap the extensive capabilities available at Cornell. A PhD and at least 5 years of experience in the minerals or energy or similar industries are required.

Applicants should submit the following: a curriculum vita, statements of research, of teaching, of contributions to diversity, and of your leadership efforts, and complete contact information for at least three professional references. All materials must be submitted online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11291. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with review beginning on July 15, 2018.

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