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Assistant Professor, Coastal/Marine Climate Change (CMCC)

Duke University
Durham, North Carolina (US)
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Nov 3, 2022

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Job # 22648
Assistant Professor, Coastal/Marine Climate Change (CMCC)
Division of Marine Science and Conservation, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University
Job Location: Marine Laboratory, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Beaufort NC or Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham NC

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Anticipated start: July 2023

The Division of Marine Science and Conservation invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant-Professor level in Coastal/Marine Climate Change (CMCC). We seek applicants with expertise in social sciences, natural sciences, and/or engineering and with interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary interests. All aspects of CMCC will be considered, including but not limited to processes, impacts, resilience, adaptation, solutions. We also welcome expertise in research approaches (e.g., theoretical, computational, field, laboratory, etc.) and skills (e.g., geospatial analysis, machine learning, data analytics, modeling, etc.) that can be delivered across degree programs in the Nicholas School to advance career goals of an increasingly diverse student body. The successful applicant is expected to establish an externally funded and nationally recognized research program, enthusiastically contribute to graduate and undergraduate advising and teaching, and carry out professional service activities. This position is part of a cluster/cohort hire in climate change at the Nicholas School of the Environment. Joint appointments with Division-affiliated institutes and initiatives, or other Duke University departments, will also be considered.


The Division of Marine Science and Conservation is home to faculty in both natural and social sciences. Division faculty are at the forefront of generating new knowledge about the science, conservation, restoration, and governance of marine systems and in using this knowledge to inform local, state, national, and international policy. We work towards this through leadership in research, interdisciplinary collaborations, training, communication, and inclusion. We are committed to translating research to and engaging with governments, industry, non-governmental and civil society organizations, and local communities. We value diverse ways of knowing, understanding, and learning. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, staff and students who share our commitment to these values.

The Division of Marine Science and Conservation is also committed to supporting the whole person', whether faculty, staff, or student. This includes addressing the broader needs of faculty, including dual career couples and primary care givers. Qualified candidates who have had non-traditional career paths, who have taken time off for family reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia are encouraged to apply. Financial and in-kind resources are available from the University, Nicholas School and the Division to pursue activities that help accelerate our efforts to achieve our diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) goals. Examples of ongoing programming may be found at DEI Nicholas School and the DEI Marine Lab.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application) Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) Preferred qualifications Candidate applications should demonstrate exceptional performance and plans for developing innovative and ambitious externally funded research programs that will advance knowledge of and/or solutions to important problems in Coastal and/or Marine Climate Change. Candidates should show potential to make interdisciplinary research contributions to advance the state of CMCC research and education and to integrate elements of diversity, equity, and inclusion into their academic portfolio.
INFORMATIONAL WEBINAR. A Duke faculty panel invites potential applicants to a one-hour informational webinar, including Q&A from potential applicants at 2 pm EDT (GMT -4) on 1 November 2022. To register for the live event or view the recording, click here.


Document requirements
1) One-page cover letter; 2) Curriculum Vitae; 3) Three publications; 4) Two-page statement of research interests, accomplishments, and future research plans; 5) Two-page statement of teaching and mentoring; 6) Two-page statement describing contributions to advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (including information about your understanding of DEI topics, record of activities to date, and ideas for advancing equity and inclusion in your academic portfolio at Duke); 7) Names and contact information for three individuals willing to provide professional reference letters.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications 1 December 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. An independent equity advocate will be involved throughout the hiring committee proceedings. Candidates identified for interviews will be provided with all evaluation rubrics, criteria for promotion, and information about potentially relevant University and School centers, programs, and resources.

Questions regarding this position can be addressed to the Search Committee Chair: Dr. Cindy Lee Van Dover, Division of Marine Science and Conservation, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University;

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. For the complete Duke University nondiscrimination and affirmative action policies see:

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

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