Assistant or Associate Professor

Open Date: 01/29/2018

Date Initial Screening Begins:

Minimum Education/Experience: A Ph.D. in Biology or a closely related field (e.g., environmental science, marine science) with training in modeling, and a scholarly record of achievements appropriate to appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Current external research funding is required for appointment at the Associate level; a research program with clear promise of significant external funding is required for appointment at the Assistant level. Experience is required in interdisciplinary research and in modeling interactions between coastal and human systems. Qualifying degrees must be received at time of hiring from accredited institutions.

Special Instructions to Applicant: Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for at least three current references, and a statement of research interests online at using the position number 600012 - Tenure Track/Tenured Faculty in Coupled Natural and Human Systems Modeling. The cover letter and/or research statement should include examples of past and potential contributions to diversity through research, graduate student training and/or teaching, including how your personal experiences and professional plans support our commitment to diversity and inclusion. We will ask top candidates to have three reference letters sent to the Search Committee Chair via email within 7 days of notification. Official transcripts and original hard-copy reference letters are required upon employment. Inquiries regarding this position may be directed to Dr. Enrique Reyes (, Search Committee Chair, or Jennifer Jacobs (, Lead Administrative Associate. Review of applications begins on March 1, 2018. Inquiries regarding the University's policies and goals regarding diversity may be directed to: Office for Equity and Diversity (

Job Duties: This tenure-track/tenured position will be at the Assistant or Associate Professor level depending upon qualifications. We seek an individual with expertise in Coupled Natural and Human Systems Modeling as applied to coastal ecosystems, to begin August 13, 2018. The successful candidate will be expected to lead a vigorous, externally funded program; mentor graduate students; engage in university, community, and professional service; and teach at the graduate and possibly undergraduate levels. This position is part of ECU's Marine and Coastal Systems research cluster, one of eight new pan-university clusters focused on expanding research and engagement. Department of Biology resources include expertly staffed core facilities for molecular, genetic, genomic, and water chemistry analyses, a high-performance computing cluster, a greenhouse, a microscopy and imaging facility and multiple boats equipped for coastal research. Extensive opportunities for research collaboration exist within the Department, within CSI, and across the university, including with faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering, College of Health and Human Performance and the Brody School of Medicine. Nearby marine stations and state and federal laboratories also provide opportunities for collaboration. The Department of Biology is committed to enriching the lives of students, faculty, and staff by providing a diverse academic community where the exchange of ideas, knowledge and perspectives is an active part of living and learning. The department seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration and works to increase diversity and access to higher education for groups underrepresented in the sciences by building an environment that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for diversity.

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