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Department Head, MEAS

College of Sciences NC State University
Raleigh, North Carolina (US)
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Nov 13, 2023

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The Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences (MEAS) at North Carolina State University (NC State) invites applications for the position of Department Head. The appointment will be at the level of tenured full professor.  

We seek an ambitious and innovative leader with a creative, sustainable vision for a multidisciplinary geoscience department at a large land-grant university that has a broad campus-wide environment of exciting environmental research and teaching.

Potential candidates must have a Ph.D. in a field represented in MEAS or a very closely related field. Potential candidates should also have strong organizational and leadership skills, graduate and undergraduate education, a broad understanding of geosciences (marine, earth, and/or atmospheric), and exceptional professional academic achievements.  Prior successful administrative or programmatic leadership experience is desirable.

The successful applicant will be an advocate for the research and teaching missions of the department, will work to grow productive collaborations with groups both on campus and off, and will focus on achieving department goals with outstanding quality.

Located in the College of Sciences at NC State, MEAS is one of the largest multidisciplinary geoscience departments in the nation. 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 ( the NC State Climate Office ( MEAS faculty also participate in the recently established Center for Geospatial Analytics ( Additional information about MEAS and its facilities can be found at

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2023; the position will remain open until filled. Applications must be submitted online at (position number 00001300) and must include a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and three individual statements of leadership, teaching, and research along with contact information for references. Please visit our Sciences Strategic Plan and the Sciences Culture Charter to learn more about the College.  NC State promotes an integrated approach to problem-solving that transforms lives and provides leadership for social, economic, and technological development across North Carolina and around the world. NC State’s land grant mission of teaching, research, and service is dedicated to the service of North Carolina and its people. Applicants are encouraged to review the institution’s mission, vision and strategic plan, and consider how their background, interest, and experience would enable them to support the university.

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.

AA/EOE. NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.  For individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. 

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