Associate Professor or Professor

Jan 26, 2018
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Open Date: 01/26/2018

Date Initial Screening Begins:

Minimum Education/Experience: Applicants are invited for an associate or full professor position in the area of water resources research. The initial senior hire must have a PhD in Geography, Planning, Natural Resource Management, Geological Sciences, Chemistry, or a related field, such as Geophysics or Environmental Management and/or Policy. A range of specializations will be considered, but there is a keen interest in candidates with a nationally/internationally recognized externally-funded research agenda that centers on water resources policy and/or management. Active, portable funding is a requirement. Individuals applying to this position must also have proven experience in leading and working with interdisciplinary teams on water-related topics.

Special Instructions to Applicant: Applications must be submitted online at, and should include a 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of research interests, including a vision for the direction of the cluster, 4) statement of teaching interests, 5) evidence of teaching effectiveness, and 6) the names and contact information for three current references. An official transcript and three hard copy original letters of reference are required upon employment. Questions may be addressed to Prof. Cindy Putnam-Evans, search committee chair ( Review of applications will begin February 26, 2018, and the position will remain open until filled. Proper documentation of identity and employability is required at time of employment.

Job Duties: The Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering and Technology at East Carolina University announce a major cross-college cluster hire in Water Resources. The initial senior hire, whose position will begin August 13, 2018, could be tenured in either the Department of Geography, Planning, and Environment, the Department of Geological Sciences, or the Department of Chemistry. The senior scholar will lead searches for additional faculty in the above named departments as well as the Department of Engineering in the College of Engineering and Technology. In addition to developing and managing collaborative externally-funded research projects, the individual will teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the candidate's area of expertise and provide service to ECU and the profession. The faculty member will also be expected to take a leadership role in the Water Resources Cluster and as such would have a reduced teaching role commensurate with a sustained successful research track-record and effective management of the cluster. We seek individuals with an appreciation for the nature of the water resource management issues stemming from political, social, economic, and engineering factors that, on one hand, contribute to these problems, and on the other, hold the keys to their solutions. The cluster hires will quickly align themselves to collaborate with current researchers in various disciplines to build on existing research, but more importantly, to help it move in new directions and to explore new research opportunities.

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