Assistant Professor in Climate Risk and Decision-Making – Penn State University

The Department of Geosciences, the Institute for Energy and the Environment, and the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute of the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Climate Risk and Decision-Making at the Assistant Professor level. For this position, we seek a colleague who can lead convergent research at the interface of geosciences, climate science, impacts, adaptation, and decision-making under deep uncertainty. Climate change poses compound and cascading risks to natural systems, people, institutions, and built environments, and we are increasingly forced to make hard decisions about managing these risks and formulating responses to them. The successful applicant will be expected to conduct transdisciplinary research on decision-making for climate risks, addressing considerations of vulnerability, resilience, equity, and impacts to critical infrastructure and vulnerable communities. We are especially interested in applicants who integrate various methodological approaches as they are applied to climate risk, policy, and societal impacts. Attractive areas of interest are broadly defined and include but are not limited to: climatic and geophysical drivers of risk; climate hazards and risks (wildfires/storms/floods/sea level rise/coastal hazards); decision analytics for risk management and adaptation.

This position is part of a cluster hire in climate solutions. The hire will be expected to collaborate across departments and colleges. This collaboration would be facilitated by the university-wide Institute for Energy and the Environment (IEE), which is currently promoting interdisciplinary initiatives including climate, water and biogeochemistry, urban systems, and health and the environment, and the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences’ Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI). We welcome inspired colleagues for this position who will develop successful externally funded interdisciplinary research programs, be a committed and enthusiastic teacher and mentor of undergraduate and graduate students, contribute to enhancing department and college activities in diversity, equity, and inclusion, and become internationally recognized scholars who serve the public and scientific communities. A Ph.D. in relevant disciplines to those areas of interest noted above is required by the time of appointment.

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