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Assistant Professor of Applied Geophysics

Binghamton University
Binghamton, Broome County
Closing date
Dec 31, 2023

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The Department of Earth Sciences at Binghamton University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in the application of geophysical methods to addressing critical societal concerns with a Fall 2024 starting date. We seek a scientist who applies non-invasive ground- or aerial-based geophysical techniques such as seismic surveying, potential field, ground penetrating radar, thermal, or other sensors to topics such as groundwater contamination and distribution, natural resources, energy and geothermal resources, near-surface stratigraphy, and detection of buried anthropogenic hazards, among others. The successful applicant would teach a field-based applied geophysics course, an introductory-level course, and another advanced course in their area of specialty. We seek an active scholar who can add to our current research in geophysics and interact with Binghamton's First-Year Research Immersion program stream in Environmental Visualization. The successful candidate will develop an active grant-funded research program and supervise graduate students at the Master's and Doctoral levels. A Ph.D. in geophysics, geology, earth science, or related field is required at the time of appointment; post-doctoral experience and teaching experience are preferred.

The Department of Earth Sciences is committed to building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research, and working environment, especially with individuals who hold and are from different identities, life experiences, socio-economic backgrounds, and educational experiences. We have achieved success in creating and fostering an inclusive environment and intend to continue on that trajectory. Applicants who share these principles, particularly members of groups underrepresented in the earth sciences, are strongly encouraged to apply.


A Ph.D. in geophysics, geology, earth science, or a related field is required at the time of appointment (Sept. 1, 2024); post-doctoral experience, including teaching experience, is preferred. The successful candidate will develop an active grant-funded research program and supervise graduate students at the Master's and Doctoral levels. The position will start in Fall 2024.

About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.  Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.

Additional Information:

The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

As required by title IX and its implementing regulations, Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here.

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Application Instructions:

To receive full consideration, completed applications must be submitted by January 1, 2024. To apply, submit a cover letter, an updated CV with a link to your Google Scholar page, a statement of current and future research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and contact information for three references. All application materials must be submitted through Interview Exchange:


Binghamton University is a premier public university in the northeast. One of four research universities in the SUNY (State University of New York) system, Binghamton enrolls ~15,000 undergraduate and graduate students in its six schools and colleges. Founded in 1946, Binghamton University has swiftly built a reputation for excellence in undergraduate education that is bolstered by growing, high-quality graduate programs and an expanding research enterprise. The Department of Geological Sciences and Environmental Studies consists of ten full-time Geology faculty and offers BA, BS, MS and PhD degrees. Our major focus areas of graduate research are Earth surface processes, geochemistry, and sedimentary geology.
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