Assistant Professor – Environmental Volcanology/Petrology

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Vacancy TypeTenured/Tenure-Track FacultyIs Internal Transfer OnlyNoWorking TitleAssistant Professor – Environmental Volcanology/PetrologySalary RangeAnticipated Hiring RangeCommensurate with experience.Position Number00001313Work ScheduleVaries depending on course load.Full Time Equivalent (FTE)1.0Department178601 - Marine, Earth And AtmosphericDepartmentMarine, Earth And Atmospheric ScienceJob City & StateRaleigh, NCPrimary Function of Organizational Unit

The Department of Marine Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (MEAS) includes approximately 40 faculty, 100 graduate students and 240 undergraduates involved in basic and applied studies of Earth Systems. The department offers BA, BS, MS, and PhD degrees. Our principal concentrations include students/boat/crabs image weather prediction, air quality, air-sea interactions, storm and climate modeling, hydrology, geochemistry, oceanography, surface processes and regional geology.

The multi-disciplinary nature of our department lends itself to the study of such problems as prediction of severe weather (e.g. hurricanes), coastal erosion, pollution of surface and groundwater, and global climate change. While basic research is always important, many of our research projects also have direct application to current issues such as water quality/water supply, seafood harvests, climate change, weather prediction and land use.

MEAS offers degree programs in marine sciences, geology and meteorology. Our programs include many tracks in each of our program areas and thus provide the opportunity for an education broader than the conventional bachelor’s degrees in more traditional departments.

Although our faculty are heavily involved in research, all courses in our major are normally taught by regular faculty and all faculty are involved in teaching. Involvement of undergraduates and graduate students in research is a major emphasis. Typical class size for major courses is 20 students or less.

Essential Job Duties

The Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences (MEAS) at North Carolina State University (NC State) intends to fill a tenure-track faculty position in environmental volcanology/petrology.

Desirable expertise includes research employing observation, experiments, and modeling to investigate the origin of magmatism in different tectonic settings, the role of volatiles in volcanic eruptions and short and/or long-term climate change, geohazards. Other expertise might include the study of hydrothermal processes resulting in water contamination and the processes associated with emplacement of economic ore deposits. The anticipated start date is August 16, 2020. Hiring will be at the Assistant Professor level.

Course offerings may include undergraduate or graduate classes in mineralogy, hard rock petrology, numerical methods and modeling, geohazards, geothermal energy, ground and/or surface water contamination or other classes commensurate with the candidate’s interest and expertise.

Opportunities exist for disciplinary and interdisciplinary interactions with a wide range of scientists at NC State. Affiliated with the College of Sciences, MEAS is one of the largest interdisciplinary geoscience departments in the nation. Additional information about the department and its facilities can be found on the web page: https://meas.sciences.ncsu.edu. MEAS is one of six NC State departments with a presence at the NC State Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST), a coastal and marine science research facility located on Bogue Sound in Morehead City, NC (http://www.cmast.ncsu.edu). MEAS faculty also participate in the recently established Center for Geospatial Analytics (http://geospatial.ncsu.edu). In addition, the Data Science Initiative (DSI), sponsored by the Office of Research and Innovation at NC State, seeks to create a nationally recognized hub of excellence in data science and analytics (https://research.ncsu.edu/dsi).

Other Work/ResponsibilitiesMinimum Education/Experience

- Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in Earth or related sciences.

- The successful candidate must demonstrate strong potential for outstanding accomplishments in research, research supervision, and
teaching. Enthusiastic engagement in NC State’s undergraduate degree programs in Earth, marine and atmospheric sciences is expected. MEAS places a high value on excellent instruction and the use of innovative teaching methods.

- Inclusiveness and diversity are critical to the success of the College of Sciences and the University. The selected candidate will be expected to foster an environment that is supportive and welcoming of all groups.

Departmental Required Skills

- Strong student orientation and commitment to student success, understanding of and experience working with diverse students.
- Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills.
- Knowledge of the college and university policies and procedures that impact student success.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

- Desirable expertise includes research employing observation, experiments, and modeling to investigate the origin of magmatism in different tectonic settings, the role of volatiles in volcanic eruptions and short and/or long-term climate change, geohazards.

- Other expertise might include the study of hydrothermal processes resulting in water contamination and the processes associated with emplacement of economic ore deposits

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Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2019; the position will remain open until filled.
Applications, including cover letters, curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, and contact information for three references must be submitted.

Job Open Date08/13/2019Anticipated Closing DateReview of applications will begin on October 15, 2019; the position will remain open until filled.Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?NoProposed Hire Date08/16/2020AA/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 www.wes.org 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.

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