Assistant Professor

Jul 22, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Number: 00105621

Primary Function of Organization Unit: The Department of Applied Ecology is a research intensive academic unit in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) with undergraduate and graduate academic programs. A new initiative in urban ecology seeks to build upon departmental and college strengths in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems by integrating interdisciplinary efforts to address issues related to urbanization.

Essential Job Duties: The Department of Applied Ecology at North Carolina State University (NCSU) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Ecology at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are seeking an ecologist who will study the effects of land-use change, pollution, or other human-mediated stressors on organisms, populations, communities, or ecosystems in terrestrial or aquatic environments. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research, teaching, or Extension activities relate to urban systems in some way. Individuals who use a diversity of approaches in their work, including field observations, model ecosystems, or laboratory experiments that utilize state-of-the-art techniques to solve natural resource ecology and management problems, are especially encouraged to apply. Opportunities for collaboration exist across other departments and colleges at NCSU, as well as with the Southeast Climate Science Center, the North Carolina Museum of Sciences, the Center for Marine Sciences and Technology, and the Office of Public Science. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and/or graduate courses in the applicant's area of research expertise, with 40% effort in engagement with the public through the formal Extension system or other outreach approaches. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous, extramurally funded research program that enhances existing strengths in Applied Ecology at NCSU. Inclusiveness and diversity are academic imperatives and thus are university goals. We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for students from underrepresented groups.

Minimum Education/Experience: * PhD in ecology and evolution, biology, fisheries science, or related area and a record of professional achievement suitable for a rank of professor. * Strong ecological background along with demonstrated experience in interdisciplinary research and scholarship combining the natural and social science.

Department Required Skills: * Demonstration of exceptional scholarship and current (or potential for) international leadership in research and graduate training. * Show demonstrated experience in interdisciplinary research in coupled human-natural systems. * Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: * Individuals with post-doctoral and prior teaching experiences as a Assistant Professor at an academic or research institution.

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A

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.

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