Earth Systems Ecologists Positions available at Penn State University

Positions available at Penn State University

Categoria: Opportunità di Lavoro
Inviato da: nicola puletti

Data evento: 26 Giu 2010

Earth Systems Ecologists (2 faculty positions).
PENNSYLVANIA, UNIVERSITY PARK 16802. The Pennsylvania State University. Tenure track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level in Earth Systems Ecology. Areas of study could include interactions among landscapes, terrestrial ecosystems, climate change, land use/land cover change, biofuel production or other energy-related processes, and biogeochemical cycling. Research focused on landscape, regional or global scale is desired. The successful candidate would have strengths in areas such as Earth system modeling, spatially explicit vegetation modeling, remote sensing, networked observations, model-data synthesis, and coupled natural and human systems. Exemplary candidates at a higher rank will be considered.

One position will be located in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS). The other will be located in the College of Agricultural Sciences (CAS). Both Colleges will allow the successful candidate to choose a departmental affiliation within the College (Geography, Meteorology or Geosciences in EMS; Horticulture or Forest Resources in CAS). Both positions are co-funded by Penn State’s Institutes of Energy and the Environment. Our colleges are committed to fostering interdisciplinary research and education, and to broad searches for outstanding candidates. Thus strong candidates will be considered across a broad range of disciplinary expertise. Candidates will also be associated with the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EMS) or the Environment and Natural Resources Institute (CAS) and will have the opportunity to participate in the Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Ecology. Excellence in research and teaching are expected, as is the development of an externally funded research program.

Questions regarding the positions should be directed to Kenneth Davis (, Department of Meteorology, or David Eissenstat (, Department of Horticulture, chairs of the search committees.

To apply please submit: 1) a letter describing your research and teaching plans; 2) a complete curriculum vitae; 3) up to four reprints; and 4) the names and addresses (including e-mail) of three potential referees. You are welcome to note your preference of college affiliation in a cover letter, but applicants will be considered for both positions. Applications (electronic submission preferred – please note "earth systems ecologist application’ in the subject line) should be directed to:

Debra Lambert (
Earth and Environmental Systems Institute
2217 Earth and Engineering Sciences Building
University Park, PA 16802.

Review of applications will begin on August 30, 2010 and will continue until the positions are filled. 


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