Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist- Environmental Health and Risk Assessment

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Vacancy TypeTenured/Tenure-Track FacultyIs Internal Transfer OnlyNoWorking TitleAssistant Professor & Extension Specialist- Environmental Health and Risk AssessmentSalary RangeAnticipated Hiring RangeCommensurate with experiencePosition Number00004640Work ScheduleMonday- Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; additional hours as neededFull Time Equivalent (FTE)1.0Department112101 - Applied EcologyDepartmentApplied EcologyJob City & StateRaleigh, NCPrimary Function of Organizational Unit

The Department of Applied Ecology is a growing, vibrant and productive unit within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and a supportive, collaborative academic setting. Faculty strengths are in the areas of ecology, fisheries, aquaculture, conservation biology, environmental toxicology, and related fields. Research in these fields drives a strong, well-funded graduate program, effective extension and outreach, and graduate and undergraduate mentoring, teaching and advising. The Department hosts faculty in the NC Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, SE Climate Science Center, and Center for Marine Sciences and Technology.

Essential Job Duties

The Department of Applied Ecology at NC State University seeks an Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist of Environmental Health and Risk Assessment. This faculty position will integrate with our Extension Toxicology focal area, and provide expertise and collaboration that will benefit the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and our stakeholders.

In particular, this position will fill a major gap in current expertise in human health and risk assessment by extending research, translation, and mitigation strategies related to contemporary topics of concern to North Carolina citizens (and people throughout the region and nation) such as coal ash, GenX, harmful algal blooms, pharmaceuticals and personal care products, endocrine disrupting compounds, excess nutrients and microbes, and aquatic diseases. North Carolina faces immediate and long-term challenges connected to a substantial number of agricultural and environmental contaminants and there is a strong need to better communicate with our stakeholders and the general public to help them understand, manage and mitigate associated risks.

This faculty position will be instrumental in the process of connecting stakeholders with NC State University scientists in times of crisis (e.g., major storms that lead to flood events and spread contaminants), as novel concerns are identified and studied (e.g., GenX), and as ongoing changes to our environment influence human and environmental health and well-being. For example, home garden plants, row crops, or livestock being grown with contaminated soil or contaminated water could be assessed and communicated by this faculty position.

This position will bridge CALS focal areas such as water, soil, and food production (crops, livestock, fish) and will bring the human health risk expertise to our existing strengths in aquatic health risk assessment. As a faculty member, this position will compete for extramural funding in the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and other federal or state-related programs that are currently outside of our purview, but needed by CALS.

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.

Other Work/ResponsibilitiesMinimum Education/Experience

Requires PhD degree (or equivalent) in the area of ecology, environmental toxicology or similar focal areas.

Departmental Required Skills


Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education


Required License or Certification


Special Instructions

Please upload the following documents to your application:

1) Cover letter
2) Curriculum vitae
3) List of professional references

Job Open Date08/07/2019Anticipated Closing DateOpen Until FilledIs this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?NoProposed Hire DateAA/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.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] 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 equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

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
    • 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
    • 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 have by date of hire) a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in the area of ecology, environmental toxicology or similar focal areas?
    • Yes
    • No
Application Materials RequiredRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact Information for References
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    Posted: 8/9/2019
    Application Due: 10/8/2019
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