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Associate or Full Professor of Empire Innovation, Geological or Climate Hazards
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Feb. 23, 2023
Title Associate or Full Professor of Empire Innovation, Geological or Climate Hazards
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Geology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate Professor
  • Geology/Geosciences - General
The Department of Geology at the University at Buffalo (UB), The State University of New York, invites candidates to apply for the position of Professor of Empire Innovation, at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The selected candidate will receive support through the SUNY Empire Innovation Program (EIP), which recognizes exceptional scholars with a proven track record of externally funded research and offers a generous compensation and start-up package.

We invite applications from researchers who have exceptional track records in any type of geological or climate hazard, including: (1) Active tectonics, using the recent geological record to establish earthquake histories, tectonic deformation and probabilistic hazards assessments. (2) Earth surface hazards, focusing on slope stability, landslides, and debris flows, including some combination of fieldwork, modeling, and experimentation to understand underlying physical processes and translating these into hazards assessments. (3) Volcanic hazards, using field observations, numerical modeling, and experimental approaches to advance our understanding of, and ability to predict, hazardous eruption processes and their consequences. (4) Climate hazards, using the recent climate record, observations or numerical modeling to advance our understanding of hazards, extreme events and their consequences. (5) Probabilistic hazards, focusing on geological or climate probabilistic hazards modeling to bridge the gap between fundamental science and its use by society.

The Professor of Empire Innovation will teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, mentor graduate students, and maintain an active externally funded research program which complements existing Departmental strengths in volcanology, geodynamics, paleoclimate and climate-change hazards, and water and the environment. This position is part of a cluster hire that includes the Department of Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering, and the School of Architecture and Planning, aimed at enhancing research and education in community resilience in the face of natural and climate-change hazards. The successful candidate is thus expected to work across the University to build interdisciplinary approaches to strengthen societal resilience to geological hazards, including with existing expertise in resilient infrastructure engineering, urban planning, communications, and crisis management. To facilitate this integration, the successful candidate will be a core member of the Center for Geological and Climate Hazards Advisory Committee.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit - all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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