Executive Director of the North Carolina Renewable Ocean Energy Program

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Vacancy Type EHRA Non-Faculty Is Internal Transfer Only No Working Title Executive Director of the North Carolina Renewable Ocean Energy Program Salary Range Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with rank and experience Position Number 00100903 Work Schedule TBD Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.00 Department 140301 - Civil Const & Environ Engineer Department Dept of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering Job City & State Wanchese, NC Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering offers undergraduate degrees in civil engineering, construction engineering, and environmental engineering.

Graduate programs are offered with specialties in computing and systems, construction engineering, water resources, coastal and environmental engineering, structural engineering and mechanics, transportation systems and materials, geotechnical/ geoenvironmental engineering, and mechanics and materials. Want to know more? Visit: https://www.ccee.ncsu.edu/

UNC COASTAL STUDIES INSTITUTE: The CSI is a multi-campus partnership of the UNC system universities, administered by East Carolina University (ECU) and located in Wanchese, NC on Roanoke Island on the ECU Outer Banks Campus. The CSI is a partnership with five universities in the UNC system including North Carolina State University. CSI’s mission is to undertake research, offer educational opportunities, provide community outreach programs, and enhance communication among those concerned with the unique maritime history, culture and environment of North Carolina. Research on ocean energy is one of the strategic initiatives of the Institute. Information about the CSI can be found at (http://coastalstudiesinstitute.org).

Essential Job Duties

The NCROEP Director position may include appointment as a professor of the practice, or for a candidate with an exceptional record of scholarship, appointment as a tenure-track associate or full professor. The Director’s home department will be the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at North Carolina State University (http://www.ce.ncsu.edu/). The position will be located at the Coastal Studies Institute on ECU’s Outer Banks Campus in Wanchese, on the North Carolina coast.

Other Work/Responsibilities

Leadership: In conjunction with the CSI Executive Director and CSI Advisory Board of Directors, the selected candidate will serve as part of the CSI Leadership team to revisit and implement the program’s strategic plan and vision. This individual will advise, develop, facilitate, direct and evaluate research, academic education and outreach programs in relevant topical areas. This position is the primary point of contact for the ocean energy programmatic areas at CSI, which requires extensive interaction with relevant stakeholders, including industry, NGO’s, government agencies, university faculty throughout North Carolina, and local communities.

Research: The successful candidate is expected to provide strategic direction for research in coastal engineering and ocean energy and to facilitate and administer interdisciplinary proposals and research among cooperating researchers from partner universities and disciplines.
Outreach/Service: The successful candidate is expected to engage with the local and regional community to participate in research activities and disseminate research findings; to identify emerging research issues, to facilitate stakeholder input on research findings and research agendas and to promote solutions derived from research to the broader decision-making communities. It is also expected that this individual will work closely with local, state and federal agencies and funding organizations, both by serving on advisory committees as well as by responding to research issues identified by those organizations.

Teaching: The successful candidate is expected to organize selected seminars, field courses and training programs, and may contribute to graduate coursework offered within ECU’s Integrated Coastal Programs and/or coursework at NC State.

Minimum Education/Experience

Earned Masters or Doctorate degree in civil or coastal engineering or a closely related field plus extensive relevant experience.

Departmental Required Skills

The successful candidate will have experience in the administration of large research initiatives in coastal engineering and ocean energy, a strong record of scholarly research, and a track record of working with relevant state and federal funding agencies. The applicant should have experience in multidisciplinary research, as well as the ability to manage and administer the budget of a program that involves multiple sub-contracts. Demonstrated strength and experience in leadership roles, public service, leading collaborative efforts, as well as exceptional written and verbal communication skills, are required.

Candidates with government and/or relevant industry experience are encouraged to apply.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Relevant fields or areas of expertise may include one or more of the following: the development and testing of marine hydrokinetic devices including hydraulic performance, power transmission and thermodynamic processes of energy conversion; interaction mechanics of near and offshore infrastructure with waves and currents including soil and structure interaction, coastal margin dynamics, sediment transport, and evolving landforms; and long term performance and materials durability aspects of energy harvesting equipment.

Required License or Certification

North Carolina Driver’s License required within 30 days of start date and must be maintained as a condition of employment.

Special Instructions

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and contact information for at least three references.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The NCROEP Director appointment will be based on the candidate’s experience and may include a 9 month tenure-track appointment at the rank of associate or full professor for candidates with exceptional academic credentials or a non-tenured 12 month executive director appointment, including the rank of professor of the practice.

NC State University and CSI are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and welcome the opportunity to work with candidates to identify suitable employment opportunities for spouses or partners.

Job Open Date 01/04/2019 Anticipated Closing Date Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No Proposed Hire Date 08/16/2019 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 www.wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Supplemental Question

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU Website
    • NCSU Executive Search Services
    • Monster.com
    • CareerBuilder.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
    • Job / Career Fair
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Journal
    • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
    • Professional Organization
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
    • NCSU Employee Referral
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
    • Other
  2. If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have (or will you have by date of hire) an earned doctorate degree in civil, or coastal, engineering or a closely related field?
    • Yes
    • No
Application Materials Required Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact Information for References
  4. Research Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts




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Posted: 2/19/2019
Application Due: 4/20/2019
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