Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Climate Systems - Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences

The Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Climate Systems. We welcome applications from geoscientists who employ field, analytical, observational, modeling, or a combination of these approaches to understand how components of Earth’s climate system work, interact and evolve. Research could focus on processes or records, from the recent to the deeper geological past.

The successful candidate is expected to establish a vibrant, externally funded research program, mentor graduate and undergraduate students in research, and teach both introductory and upper-level courses. They will be committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the department and university, and willing to engage in academic service at various levels. 

CWRU seeks to recruit and retain a diverse faculty to enhance the excellence of the university, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of learning. Further information about departmental research can be obtained from and the individual websites of the faculty members. Additional colleagues and resources for interdisciplinary research reside across the university, as well as at NASA Glenn Research Center, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Holden Forests & Gardens, and other nearby institutions. 

The position requires a PhD degree by August 1, 2023, and a record of research, publication and teaching commensurate with time since PhD. Research that complements existing departmental and university strengths is considered an asset.

To apply, submit 1) a 2-3 page cover letter including an explanation of how your research and teaching will contribute to the future success of the department and university; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) names and contact information for three letters of recommendation; and 4) a 1-2 page statement that explains how diversity, equity and inclusion inform your research, teaching and service plans (see the application webpage below for more details). Applications should be submitted online at Review of applications will begin on 12/1/2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Other correspondence may be sent to Beverly Saylor and James Van Orman, Search Committee Co-Chairs at

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. All applicants are protected under Federal law from discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age and genetics. 

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity at 216-368-3066 or to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.