Cornell U: Assistant/Early Associate Professor-Water & Sustainability

Posted on November 13, 2023
Cornell U: Assistant/Early Associate Professor-Water & Sustainability
Position description:

The Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering (BEE) in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at Cornell University invites applications for a 9-month, full-time, tenure-track faculty position in the area of water and sustainability at the rank of assistant or early associate professor. The position will contribute broadly to the department’s long and reputable history of pioneering research in water and the environment. We prioritize the originality and promise of the candidate's work for creating solutions to national and global water crises in human-environmental systems. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, measurement and sensing, fate and transport, physical hydrology, ecohydrology, environmental remediation and restoration, climate adaptation, and agriculture.

Outstanding research scholarship is expected, as is excellence in and commitment to teaching, translation of knowledge, and advising and mentoring of students. We seek a colleague with an outstanding record demonstrating success and promise across these areas, and who will be supported by and contribute to a vibrant culture of inclusive excellence at Cornell. As such, candidates are expected to engage in service and leadership activities within the department, the college and university, and relevant professional societies.

The successful candidate will have opportunities to join multiple graduate fields across the university and engage with multidisciplinary programs such as the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability, the Cornell Institute for Digital Agriculture, and the New York State Water Resources Institute.

required qualifications:

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in hydrology, biological and environmental engineering, civil and environmental engineering, or related geophysical science or engineering field, with demonstrated capability and success in developing research and teaching programs at the interface of water and human-natural systems. A strong background in engineering and environmental systems is preferred.

application and starting date:

The anticipated starting date is July 1, 2024, or as negotiated. Qualified applicants should submit 1) a cover letter briefly summarizing background, qualifications, and interest in the position; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) a research statement outlining experience, interests, and goals; 4) a teaching statement outlining experience, interests, and goals; 5) a statement supporting diverse communities (this can be a stand-alone document (preferred) or the information can be embedded in other parts of the application materials) outlining how, through research, teaching, service, mentoring, extension, and/or outreach, the candidate has and will contribute to support Cornell’s historical mission of “any person … any study”; 6) copies of four relevant publications; and 7) names and contact information for three references. Materials should be submitted online to:


Applications received by December 31, 2023 will be given full consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please forward questions to