Assistant Professor – Atmospheric Science (Urban Sustainability Faculty Cluster) — Penn State Meteorology and Atmospheric Science

The successful candidate is expected to develop an externally funded research program in air quality/environmental chemistry. In addition, the applicant will be responsible for teaching 3 courses per year at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, including at least one graduate course focused on environmental air chemistry research methods.

Publication date

Apr. 8, 2022 4:30 p.m.

Deadline for application

May 6, 2022 00:00

Organization

The SUNY-ESF Department of Chemistry

Location

Work description

The SUNY-ESF Department of Chemistry is seeking a tenure position in the area of ​​Air Quality Field Studies.

Faculty of Urban Sustainability Cluster Initiative: The School of Environmental Sciences and Forestry at the State University of New York (SUNY ESF) in Syracuse, NY, seeks to accelerate transdisciplinary innovations in Urban Sustainability by adding three new faculty positions. This new faculty will work with an existing team that is committed to generating actionable science, offering experiential learning opportunities for students, and promoting the socio-ecological paradigm applied to urban sustainability. With strong mentoring support and research infrastructure, new hires will be able to make interdisciplinary connections, engage with community groups and policymakers, and work within new research paradigms. We invite applications for the following tenure positions (10 months): Atmospheric Science (Department of Chemistry), Climate Justice (Department of Environmental Studies), and Climate Responsive Design (Department of Landscape Architecture).

Successful candidates for these three positions are expected to actively and sustainably participate in this interdisciplinary initiative, “the Urban Sustainability Cluster”. Participation in the Cluster will be an important criterion in performance evaluations.

The Department of Chemistry is seeking candidates for an academic year, tenure position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning in the fall of 2022. As part of the Urban Sustainability Group, this faculty member will earn an advanced fellowship in Atmospheric Sciences. The Department of Chemistry offers BS, MS and Ph.D. degrees, with specializations in environmental chemistry, biochemistry, natural product chemistry, and polymer chemistry. The department currently has 14 faculty members distributed among these subareas and enrolls around 60 undergraduate students and 30 postgraduate students. The main equipment available to faculty includes an Orbitrap instrument set and triple quad GC- and LC-MS. Other important equipment includes high-resolution ICP-OES and ICP-OES, 600 and 800 MHz NMR, and scanning and transmission electron microscopes. Full details about the instruments are available at https://www.esf.edu/ats/.

Responsibilities: The selected candidate is expected to develop an externally funded research program in environmental chemistry. In addition, the applicant will be responsible for teaching 3 courses per year at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, including at least one graduate course focused on environmental chemistry research methods. Other teaching assignments will be determined by the candidate’s experience and the needs of the Chemistry Department. Faculty are expected to provide service to the university and its parent departments and programs by participating in government and by providing professional service to the community and its disciplines. As part of hiring the pool, the successful applicant is expected to actively mentor undergraduate and graduate chemistry students, including underserved and historically underrepresented students, and participate in K-12 pipeline programs to help build a diverse student population. and representative. The applicant must also participate in research on urban sustainability with professors from the other departments involved in the recruitment of the cluster.

Requirements:

Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. in chemistry, atmospheric sciences, or a related area, with prior experience designing and implementing air quality field sampling and/or monitoring studies.

Preferred Ratings: At least 12 months of relevant postdoctoral experience, demonstrated ability to successfully teach graduate and undergraduate courses in chemistry, evidence of the potential to develop an externally supported research program, and excellent oral and written communication skills. Applicants interested in studying air quality as it pertains to environmental justice and/or environmental health would be especially relevant to this group for hire.

Starting salary: according to the experience

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