Monday, October 19, 2015


Binghamton University will make one tenure-track appointment in the area of climatology or geohydrology starting Fall, 2016.  We seek a geoscientist who uses some combination of field measurements, observations and modeling.  Appointments are planned at the assistant professor level, however exceptionally qualified applicants may be considered for a higher level appointment.  

In the area of climatology we are seeking a geoscientist studying global-scale energy exchange within the Earth System.  Possible research areas might include: (1) past, present and future climate change; (2) understanding modern climate systems to interpret paleoclimate archives preserved in ice and sediments, and to predict future climate changes; (3) the dynamics of sea-level changes as ice sheets respond to changing energy levels in the atmosphere and oceans; (4) impact of climate variations on renewable energy resources; and (5) impacts of climate change on ecosystems and human health.  Geoscientists with other research areas in the broad field of climatology are also encouraged to apply.  

In the area of geohydrology we are seeking a geoscientist studying physical, chemical or biological processes involving surface water or groundwater.  Possible research areas might include: (1) chemical evolution or recent contamination of Earth’s surface and subsurface water; (2) flow and transport modeling in granular or fractured media; (3) microbial processes and their effect on solute transport; and (4) hydrogeology of energy resources.  Geoscientists with other research areas in the broad field of geohydrology are also encouraged to apply.  

The successful candidate must develop and sustain a nationally-recognized, externally-funded research program in their area.  We also expect the candidate to develop a strong record of teaching and mentoring students and to teach undergraduate courses and advanced undergraduate/graduate level courses in their area of expertise.  We are seeking candidates who will strengthen our existing research programs in geochemistry, sedimentary geology, or Earth surface processes, and who will seek to interact with geologists, environmental scientists, chemists, physicists and engineers on the Binghamton University campus.  Candidates must have a Ph.D. with a focus in either of these fields at the time of appointment.  Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and names and contact information of at least three references to the Binghamton University Interview Exchange site at  For further information about the department, visit the Geological Sciences and Environmental Studies website (  Climatology candidates may contact Professor Tim Lowenstein ( whereas geohydrology candidates may contact Professor Bob Demicco (   

This position is affiliated with the Sustainable Communities Area, one of five Transdisciplinary Areas of Excellence (TAEs) that Binghamton University has identified for growth under the auspices of the SUNY2020 plan.  The successful candidate will contribute to the development of this TAE as an area of intensive research and teaching. The search committee will include members of the Sustainable Communities TAE steering committee. For more information on the TAEs [and SUNY2020], go to  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Binghamton University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  The position will remain open until filled. The review of applications will begin on November 30, 2015.

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