Faculty Positions in Understanding Land-Water Systems using Data Analytics

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Earth and Environmental Systems Institute


The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences through the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI) at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, seeks to hire tenure-line faculty at the assistant or associate rank who study Earth and environmental sciences using new data-driven tools and methods. Candidates for the rank of associate professor typically will have several years of research experience and already hold tenure at another institution and/or qualify for immediate tenure at Penn State. Successful candidates will have expertise in at least one of the following areas: data mining, machine learning, artificial intelligence, or deep learning. We seek dynamic scientists who want to teach and lead in the emerging field of data analytics on integrated topics of Earth and environmental science as they relate to land-water systems. Relevant research expertise should include at least one of the following: remote sensing, numerical modeling, groundwater chemistry, nature-society interactions, decision analysis, high performance computing, or machine learning and artificial intelligence. The position will involve a joint appointment between EESI and one Department among Geography, Energy and Mineral Engineering, and Geosciences. The tenure home will be determined based on the research skills and interests of the candidate, after the on-site interviews have been conducted. The selected applicants will be responsible for research and teaching in their respective Departments, along with service for Departments and EESI. We envision that the new faculty will coordinate in offering new courses in environmental data analytics, aimed especially for graduate and undergraduate students in environmental studies, science and policy across the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. Candidates should have earned a Ph.D. in either Earth Science, Geosciences, Geography, Energy Science, Meteorology, Computer Science, Engineering or a clearly related field in the engineering, natural or social sciences by the time of hire. Candidates must demonstrate expertise and research productivity in data-driven science and show strong interest in interdisciplinary research and teaching. Excellence in teaching, research, and service is expected of professors employed by Penn State, as is the development of an externally funded research program. The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We foster a culture of inclusion that supports numerous diversity initiatives and leverages the educational and institutional benefits of diversity. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. To apply, please upload: cover letter; curriculum vitae, including publications list; a description of future research plans; teaching interests; and a statement of commitment towards diversity and inclusion. The review of applications will begin October 1, 2019 and continue until all positions are filled. Inquiries can be sent to Professor Guido Cervone (cervone@psu.edu), Chair of the hiring committee.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088