Tenure-track/Tenured positions in Coastal Processes and Integrative Modeling

Wanchese, NC immediately adjacent to the North Carolina Outer Banks
Oct 25, 2018
Dec 24, 2018
Career Level
Education Level
Job Type
Relocation Cost
Sector Type

East Carolina’s Department of Coastal Studies invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track appointment in two positions of potential interest to the AGU community: Coastal Processes and Integrative Integrative Natural/Human Systems Modeling

For the Coastal Processes position, candidates should have a strong background in quantitative investigations of coastal dynamics. Potential areas of primary interest include: coastal circulation or physical oceanography, hydrodynamics, morphodynamics, sediment transport, sedimentary processes in coastal environments, remote sensing, geospatial analytics and hydrogeology.  The successful candidate will likely incorporate the use of satellite-based data, in situ observing systems and/or autonomous vehicles into investigations of geologic/oceanographic and related natural systems and their interactions with anthropogenic systems (including built systems). Applicants using multiple approaches including laboratory and field-oriented observations and modeling are particularly encouraged to apply.w

For the modeling position, we seek a candidate with demonstrated ability and experience in integrating disciplinary models and approaches in a framework that facilitates research into complex natural resource and environmental issues.  Experience working in multidisciplinary research groups is a preferred qualification.

The Coastal Studies Institute (CSI), where this position will be housed, is located on Roanoke Island in Wanchese, NC (http://www.coastalstudiesinstitute.org), on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. With a campus spanning 213 acres of marshes, scrub wetlands, forested wetlands, and coastal and marine ecosystems, CSI is an interdisciplinary coastal field laboratory with active research, education and outreach programs. It is currently undergoing significant growth. This position will part of a four-person cohort in Applied Ecology, Ecological Engineering, Integrated Coastal System Modeling, and Coastal Processes (full ad at https://ecu.peopleadmin.com/postings/22639). These positions are part of a major ECU research focused on ocean margins.  We seek creative and rigorous scholars with an interest in working across disciplinary boundaries to shed light on complex problems resulting from the interaction of people and the natural environment. Although these are research-focused positions, we seek innovative teachers to participate in the department’s interdisciplinary PhD program and develop place-based classes and short courses at ECU’s Outer Banks campus.