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Assistant Professors - Impacts of Rapid Global Change on Earth Systems and Environmental Processes

Employer
NC State University
Location
Raleigh, North Carolina
Salary
Commensurate with education and experience
Closing date
Nov 13, 2021
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The Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences (MEAS) at North Carolina State University (NC State) seeks to fill three new tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant professor level that are focused on impacts of rapid global change on Earth systems and environmental processes. We seek candidates who will build on ongoing initiatives in MEAS to strengthen links among our instructional and research programs in marine science, geology, and meteorology/atmospheric science.

Competitive candidates for these positions will be those who:

● Address coupled processes among the solid surface, oceans and coasts, hydrosphere, atmosphere, biosphere, and cryosphere across scales of space and time

● Offer a compelling vision for the future of the geosciences that will enhance our programs through research, instruction, and outreach

● Can leverage the location of NC State within North Carolina and the southeastern US to develop basic and/or applied research relevant to communities that are historically underserved and most vulnerable to environmental change

● Demonstrate interest in and commitment to increasing the participation and inclusion in the geosciences of people from historically marginalized groups

● Draw upon a wide range of innovative research modes and methods to explore challenges and opportunities to build local to global collaborations

Successful applicants will be expected to develop a cutting edge, rigorous, and internationally recognized research program, supervise graduate students, and teach in our undergraduate and graduate programs in marine, Earth, and atmospheric sciences. This may also include developing collaborations that draw upon NC State’s nationally recognized extension programs. We encourage applications from candidates using novel and inventive approaches to geoscience research such as big data science, artificial intelligence and machine learning, laboratory, field based, and/or remotely sensed observations, including the use of autonomous vehicles, remote sensors, and computational modeling. The College of Sciences and MEAS place a high value on excellent instruction and the use of research-validated teaching methods.

Opportunities exist for disciplinary and interdisciplinary interactions with a wide range of scientists at NC State. MEAS is one of the largest interdisciplinary geoscience departments in the nation. Additional information about the department and its facilities can be found on the web page: https://meas.sciences.ncsu.edu. The North Carolina State Climate Office and the Raleigh office of the National Weather Service reside on NC State’s campus. MEAS is one of six NC State departments with a presence at the NC State Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST), a coastal and marine science research facility located on Bogue Sound in Morehead City, NC (http://www.cmast.ncsu.edu), and MEAS faculty participate in the Center for Geospatial Analytics (http://geospatial.ncsu.edu). In addition, the Data Science Initiative (DSI), sponsored by the Office of Research and Innovation at NC State, seeks to create a nationally recognized hub of excellence in data science and analytics (https://research.ncsu.edu/dsi). Raleigh, North Carolina is a progressive and welcoming community with a wide range of potential collaborators at nearby academic and governmental institutions in the Research Triangle. Opportunities exist to draw on departmental and campus resources to develop strong teaching expertise using best practices.

Minimum Experience/Education: Requires a doctoral degree, an equivalent degree, or equivalent professional experience.

Required Qualifications:

● Strong commitment to the practices and procedures that impact student success.

● Understanding the importance of working with diverse students.

● Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills.

● Appreciate and communicate across a broad range of geoscience disciplines and their societal relevance.

Please do not count yourself out if you do not immediately identify with this advertisement and reach out to the chair of the search committee.

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2021; the positions will remain open until filled. These positions become available August 16, 2022.

Applications, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching, research and diversity statements, two journal articles and contact information for three references must be submitted online at https://jobs.ncsu.edu/. Please search for position number 00001296 or use this link: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/150102

Founded in 1887, NC State is a land-grant institution distinguished by its exceptional quality of research, teaching, extension, and public service. Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, NC State is the largest university in North Carolina, with more than 34,000 students and 8,000 faculty and staff. National rankings consistently rate Raleigh and its surrounding region among the five best places in the country to live and work, with a highly educated workforce, moderate weather, reasonable cost of living, and a welcoming environment. A collaborative, supportive environment for business and innovation and research collaborations with area universities and the Research Triangle Park are compelling reasons for relocation to the area. NC State is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. The University, College, and Department are committed to maintaining an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, or disability. Applications from persons from under-represented groups are strongly encouraged.

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