Posting Number PG191268EP
Internal Recruitment No
Working Title Assistant Professors - Impacts of Rapid Global Change on Earth
Systems and Environmental Processes
Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with education and experience
Work Schedule Varies depending on course load.
Job Location Raleigh, NC
Department Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences
About the Department
The Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences (MEAS) within the
College of Sciences at NC State is one of the nation's largest
interdisciplinary geoscience departments. MEAS includes approximately 35
faculty, 75 graduate students, and 220 undergraduates involved in basic and
applied studies of Earth Systems. MEAS is dedicated to excellence in research,
teaching, and promoting a diverse and inclusive environment that allows all
members of the Department to thrive. The Department offers BS, MS, and PhD
degrees. Our principal concentrations include weather prediction, air quality,
air-sea interactions, storm and climate modeling, hydrology, oceanography,
active tectonics, Quaternary geology and geomorphology, sedimentology,
geochemistry, geospatial analytics applied to the geosciences, and geoscience
The multidisciplinary nature of our department lends itself to the study of
such problems as prediction of severe weather (e.g. hurricanes), geologic
hazards, coastal erosion, air-sea-land interactions, pollution of surface and
groundwater, big-data assimilation, and global climate change. While basic
research is always important, many of our research projects also have direct
application to current issues such as water quality/water supply, seafood
harvests, climate change, weather prediction, natural hazards, Earth resources
and land use. MEAS offers undergraduate degree programs in marine sciences,
geology, and meteorology, research-based MS and PhD degrees, and an MS in
Climate Change & Society. Our programs include many tracks in each of our
program areas and thus provide the opportunity for an education broader than
bachelor's degrees in more traditional departments. Additional information
about the department and its facilities can be found on the web page:
https: // meas.sciences.ncsu.edu.
Opportunities exist for disciplinary and interdisciplinary interactions with a
wide range of scientists at NC State. 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
(https:// www. cmast.ncsu.edu), and MEAS faculty participate in the Center for
Geospatial Analytics (https:// 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). Opportunities exist
to draw on departmental and campus resources to develop strong teaching
expertise using best practices.
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 groups historically
underrepresented in the geosciences are strongly encouraged.
Essential Job Duties
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
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
Demonstrate interest in and commitment to increasing the participation and
inclusion in the geosciences of people from historically marginalized
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; and computational
modeling. The College of Sciences and MEAS place a high value on excellent
instruction and the use of research-validated teaching methods.
Inclusiveness and diversity are critical to the success of the College of
Sciences and the University. The selected candidates will be expected to
foster an environment that is supportive and welcoming of all groups.
Perform other duties as assigned by the department head.
Minimum Education and Experience
Applicants must hold a doctor's degree, an equivalent degree, or equivalent
professional experience in geosciences or a related field.
Other Required Qualifications
Strong commitment to the practices and procedures that impact student
Understanding the importance of working with diverse students.
Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills.
Appreciate and communicate across a broad range of geoscience disciplines,
including their societal relevance.
Required License(s) or Certification(s)
Valid NC Driver's License required No
Commercial Driver's License required No
Job Open Date 10/08/2021
Anticipated Close Date Open until filled.
Special Instructions to Applicants
With your application, please submit:
A summary of your research accomplishments and future plans (2 pages
A summary of instructional experience and future plans (2 pages maximum)
Contact information for three professional references
A diversity statement, which includes specific plans and goals for
advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (2 pages maximum). Upload
as Other Document (1) .
Two journal articles, published or in press, that best represent your
research. Upload PDFs separately as Other Document (2) and
Other Document (3) .
In your cover letter, please describe how your application addresses the five
bulleted items listed as Essential Job Duties.
The review of applications will begin on November 15, 2021.
If you have questions about these positions, please contact Dr. Walt Robinson
Position Number 00001296
Position Type Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week) 1.0
Appointment 9 Month Recurring
Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather
Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events Non Mandatory - Emergency Event
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No
Department ID 178601 - Marine, Earth And Atmospheric
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.
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