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Assistant Professor - Earth, Environmental, and Geospatial Sciences

Lehman College of The City University of New York
Bronx, New York
Salary range: $86,645 - $99,532
Closing date
Dec 14, 2023

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Biogeosciences, Earth and Space Science Informatics, Global Environmental Change, Space Physics
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The department of Earth, Environmental, and Geospatial Sciences (EEGS) at Lehman College of the City University of New York (CUNY) invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning Fall 2024.

We seek a scholar with strong expertise in geospatial methods and data science (preferably artificial intelligence, spatial modeling, spatio-temporal and big data analytics, geovisualization, and geostatistics) with applied research focus in environmental, earth sciences, and/or geography.

The successful candidate is expected to establish a robust research program in one or more of these areas: natural hazards, spatial vulnerability assessments, socio-ecological systems analysis, human dimensions of environmental change (including health), climate change, climate change justice and equity, urban systems, remote sensing, and environmental or climate modeling. Additional duties include developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in environmental, earth, and/or geospatial sciences, advising undergraduate and graduate students, and providing service to the department, the college, the university, and the profession.

Interested candidates can advise and teach doctoral students through a joint appointment at the CUNY Graduate Center as affiliated doctoral faculty.

About the Department of Earth, Environmental and Geospatial Sciences (EEGS)

The Department of Earth, Environmental, and Geospatial Sciences offers the following programs: Bachelor’s degrees in Geography and in Earth Science; interdisciplinary B.S. in Environmental Science; Master’s of Science in Geographic Information Science (GISc), which is recognized as a Professional Science Master’s (PSM); Certificate in GISc at the undergraduate and graduate levels; Certificate in Earth Science Education, and an Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Program in GISc. The department also participates in the Earth and Environmental Sciences (EES) Ph.D. program at the CUNY Graduate Center, offering specializations in Geography, Environmental and Geological Sciences, as well as Environmental Psychology. We also offer a vibrant internship program for both undergraduates and graduate students.

Most faculty have held positions in various governmental agencies, not-for-profit organizations, and private sector consulting firms. NOAA-CESSRST (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Center for Earth System Sciences and Remote Sensing Technologies) affiliated faculty and students are involved in research projects pertaining to the NOAA sciences and are active in publishing and presenting their work. EEGS faculty are also affiliated with the CUNY Institute for Demographic Research, and the CUNY Institute for Health Equity, and there are opportunities for faculty at CUNY to become affiliated with research centers relevant to their work. Additionally, EEGS faculty maintain a strong collaboration with CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network) at Columbia University. CIESIN supports students with research internships and the presentation and publication of the results in collaboration with EGGS faculty and Columbia University scientists. EEGS faculty also lead the NASA funded project Surface-based Precipitation Measurement Network in the Bronx: Science and Education Opportunities for Diverse and Minority Students using a precipitation gauge installed on campus.

About Lehman College:

Lehman College is the City University of New York's only four-year college in the Bronx, serving the borough and surrounding region as an intellectual, economic, and cultural center. Recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Lehman College provides undergraduate and graduate studies in the liberal arts and sciences an education within a dynamic research environment. With a diverse student body of more than 13,000 students and more than 90,000 alumni, Lehman College offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate programs. Ranked as having the fourth highest mobility rate in the nation by the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Equality of Opportunity Project, Lehman is a proud catalyst for economic and social mobility for its students, almost half of whom are first generation college students.


Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. inEarth or Environmental sciences, Geography,or affiliated discipline. ABDs will be considered if their degree is conferred prior to the start of employment.

  • Experiencein teachingundergraduate and/or graduatecourses.

  • Strong expertise in Python programming for spatial analysis and GIS software.

  • Ability to work collaboratively.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated record of publishing peer-reviewed scholarship.

  • Experience in undergraduate and graduate student supervision.

  • R programming expertise.

  • Field work research experience.


Salary range: $86,645 - $99,532

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


Applicants should submit the documents below through the cuny jobs portal ( ) and email them as a single PDF file to

(1) Cover Letter.

(2) Curriculum Vitae, including grant activity and/or participation in funded research projects.

(3) Statement of teaching philosophy, including experience, interests, and a sample syllabus.

(4) Research statement.

(5) At least one sample of scholarly work (preferably of work in press, accepted, or published). If submitting a co-authored work, please state your contribution to the publication.

(6) Contact information for three potential referees.

Please visit the Departmental webpage Department of Earth Environmental and Geospatial Sciences - Lehman College for more information and/or contactMs. Gail Markbreit at


Review of applications will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


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CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

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