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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor- Ecosystems Modeling and Observation

Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences
Auburn, Alabama (US)
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Mar 30, 2023

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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor- Ecosystems Modeling and Observation

The College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment (CFWE) at Auburn University invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position with a 9-month appointment in ecosystem modeling and observation with an emphasis on carbon/climate modeling, beginning in Fall 2023.

We seek an exceptional individual who will establish an internationally recognized, externally funded research program in ecosystem dynamics. The successful candidate must have a background and in-depth experience/expertise in ecosystem modeling and application at multiple spatial and temporal scales. This individual is expected to develop/apply cutting edge research tools and techniques, including but not limited to remote sensing, network observations, and artificial intelligence/machine learning in one or more of the following fields: carbon and climate modeling, nutrient cycling, climate mitigation, and global change. Research and teaching experience in geospatial and environmental informatics is desirable. We seek a dynamic individual who will play a leadership role in ecosystem modeling and observation by integrating climate, ecological, hydrological, and biological sciences with social science and policy making.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate for this position will be expected to develop 1) an internationally recognized research program by publishing in high-quality peer-reviewed journals and obtaining extramural research funding and 2) interdisciplinary and multisectoral collaborations with research teams on campus and beyond with a broad range of expertise. This individual is also expected to teach in his/her area of expertise at the graduate and undergraduate level. Responsibilities include recruiting and training graduate students, undergraduate mentoring, and college, university, and professional service. The successful candidate will also contribute to and/or provide a leadership role in the interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Earth System Science.

About Auburn: At Auburn, our work changes lives. Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a premier public institution, Auburn University is dedicated to shaping the future of the people of Alabama, the nation, and the world through forward-thinking education, life-enhancing research, scholarship and selfless service. Auburn is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, community outreach, positive work environment, student engagement, and thriving community.

Why employees choose Auburn: Auburn University was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the state of Alabama’s best employers, with employees staying an average of ten years. Employees enjoy competitive benefits that include top-notch health insurance, generous retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, flexible spending accounts and more! Learn more about Auburn’s impact, generous employee benefits, and thriving community by visiting

Our Commitment: Auburn University is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus environment. Visit to learn more about our commitment to expanding equity and inclusion for all.

Minimum Qualifications
Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. in earth system science or a related field with a strong record in conducting independent and cross-discipline research at the time of employment. We are especially interested in candidates who can work across disciplinary boundaries and contribute to the overall CFWE program, an undergraduate program in Geospatial and Environmental Informatics and the interdisciplinary Earth System Science Ph.D. program. The candidate selected for this position must meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the term of employment. Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills are required, and a commitment to inclusion and diversity is essential.

Desired Qualifications
A demonstrated record of scholarly publication, extramural funding, and teaching at the university level is highly desirable. To be considered for the Associate/Full Professor level, candidates must provide examples of unique and significant contributions to research and teaching and convincing evidence of emerging stature as a national or international authority in their field.

Special Instructions to Applicants
To apply please go to, complete the online form and upload the required application documents: 1) cover letter addressing the candidate’s experience pertinent to the responsibilities of the position, 2) current curriculum vita, 3) statement of research, 4) statement of philosophy on teaching at graduate and undergraduate levels, 5) statement detailing diversity and inclusion in teaching and research, 6) official copies of all graduate level academic transcripts, and 7) the names and contact information of at least three references. Review of applications will begin March 6, 2023, and will continue until a candidate accepts appointment. Questions can be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Latif Kalin (

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.


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