Assistant Professor in Coupled Natural-Human Systems

Oct 14, 2017
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Position Number: 00106225

Primary Function of Organization Unit: As part of the Chancellor's Faculty Excellence Program, NC State University and the College of Natural Resources seeks applications and nominations for an Assistant Professor in Coupled Natural-Human Systems. This position is part of the Cluster in Global Environmental Change and Human Well-being. We seek innovative, interdisciplinary, and transformative scientists whose research will advance NC State's position as one of the premier universities in research on the environment. This cluster builds on a nationally leading, campus-wide strength in ecology and the environment, including partnerships with the USGS Southeast Climate Science Center, the North Carolina Museum of Sciences, the Center for Marine Sciences and Technology, the Office of Public Science, and the Cluster of Public Science. Colleges participating in this cluster include the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Natural Resources.

Essential Job Duties: Many of the greatest challenges to humanity in this century will relate to the effects of global environmental changes, including biodiversity loss, climate change, invasive species, land-use change, over-exploitation, and disease, on human health and well-being. Addressing these challenges requires interdisciplinary research and education across the natural and social sciences for the development of natural resource governance and policy, and research that explicitly addresses feedbacks between natural and social systems. We are especially interested in candidates with strong quantitative skills as well as candidates with demonstrated experience in interdisciplinary research and scholarship combining the social and natural sciences. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous, extramurally funded research program that enhances existing strengths and builds additional capacity in interdisciplinary research and education. As part of the Cluster in Global Environmental Change and Human Well-being (, the successful candidate will work with other cluster members to organize workshops and working groups and enhance interdisciplinary research around cluster themes. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and/or graduate courses in disciplinary and interdisciplinary areas related to socio-ecological systems.

Minimum Education/Experience: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in the natural or social sciences.

Department Required Skills: Aptitude for and desire to teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Post-doctoral and teaching experiences are preferred. Priority will be given to candidates who show evidence of interdisciplinary collaboration that cuts across academic units. Inclusiveness and diversity are academic imperatives and thus university goals. The University is particularly interested in candidates with experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and who have a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for students from underrepresented groups.

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.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at "":http// Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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