The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Cornell University is seeking applications for an open rank faculty position in the field of critical elements/critical minerals geoscience. Please help us spread the word, encourage interested candidates in your network to apply, or consider applying yourself.
Open Rank Faculty Position in Critical Elements and Minerals Geoscience
The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Cornell University invites applications from all areas of geoscience working on fundamental Earth science questions related to the properties and processes of critical element sources, migration, concentration, and economic viability using field, analytical, experimental, and modeling approaches. Modern technological society depends on the sustainable extraction of critical elements hosted in geological materials and we face an unprecedented demand for these materials for the renewable energy transition, battery production, and global infrastructure development. We seek applicants in research areas that include, but are not limited to, the critical mineral record of deep fluids and hydrothermal circulation, economic geology and mineral deposit formation, low-grade and non-traditional ore deposits, and mechanisms for carbon storage with critical element recovery potential. The position is open to all ranks (tenured/tenure-track) and will be housed in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Scienceshttps://www.eas.cornell.edu/eas in the College of Engineering, with linkages to the Johnson School of Businesshttps://www.johnson.cornell.edu/, the Atkinson Center for Sustainabilityhttps://www.atkinson.cornell.edu/, Cornell Techhttps://www.tech.cornell.edu/, and a wide range of multidisciplinary opportunities and top analytical facilities at EAShttps://www.eas.cornell.edu/eas/facilities/geochemistry-facilities and across the university (Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Sourcehttps://www.chess.cornell.edu/, Cornell Center for Material Researchhttps://www.ccmr.cornell.edu/, Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facilityhttps://www.cnf.cornell.edu/).
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field of study by the time the position starts. We plan to review applications beginning November 15, for an August 2023 start. Please apply via Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22853). To apply, please submit (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a complete list of publications highlighting the applicant's three most relevant for this search, (4) contact information for three references, (5) a research statement of up to 3 pages, including the applicant's current research and future research plans at Cornell, (6) a teaching statement with potential contributions to our undergraduate and graduate curricula, and (7) a statement of contribution to diversity, equity and inclusion describing how the applicant currently or potentially promotes diversity, equity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and service and how they would continue this work at Cornell. Please see for guidance: https://facultydevelopment.cornell.edu/information-for-faculty-candidates/
EAS and the College of Engineering at Cornell embrace diversity and seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that welcomes and supports students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply. The University also seeks to meet the needs of dual career couples, has a Dual Career program, and is a member of the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium to assist with dual career searches. Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations.
Megan Holycross (she/her)
Assistant Professor, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Experimental Geochemistry at Cornellhttps://holycrossresearchgroup.eas.cornell.edu/