Assistant Professor of Economic or Ecological ModelingPosition Number :
600039Vacancy Open to :
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AAH Department of Coastal StudiesDepartment Homepage :
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COASTAL STUDIES, DEPT OFDivision :
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Assistant ProfessorWorking Title :
Assistant Professor of Economic or Ecological ModelingNumber of Vacancies :
1Full Time Equivalent (FTE) :
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The Department of Coastal Studies (DCS) in East Carolina University’s Integrated Coastal Programs is looking to hire an economic or ecological modeler into a research-intensive tenure-track faculty position at its Outer Banks campus, with an expected start date in August 2023 for the 2023-2024 Academic Year.Job Duties :
This position is part of a major ECU investment in research and teaching programs focused on coastal and marine environments. We are explicitly looking for a researcher who focuses on ecological or economic modeling to shed light on complex problems resulting from the interaction of human and natural coastal systems, dynamics, and processes. The new faculty member will be expected to participate in an Integrated Coastal Sciences PhD program and develop and teach place-based classes and short courses at ECU’s Outer Banks campus (https://coastal.ecu.edu/obx-campus/).
The successful candidates will be expected to build a strong externally funded research program; teach and develop courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels; and provide professional service. These expectations include developing research collaborations and synergistic activities with other faculty members of DCS, ECU, partner institutions, and other universities and research agencies and organizations. The position will be located at ECU’s Outer Banks Campus on Roanoke Island and regular travel to the Greenville campus will be required.
The Department of Coastal Studies (DCS) coordinates and enhances research on human and natural coastal issues across ECU’s Outer Banks and Greenville campuses, with partner institutions at the Coastal Studies Institute (CSI), and with coastal communities from Kitty Hawk to Greenville. The existing DCS faculty are a mix of scholars with a wide variety of social, natural science, and engineering backgrounds that tackle interdisciplinary coastal problems.
The Coastal Studies Institute (CSI) where the Outer Banks campus is housed, is a growing inter-institutional research and education enterprise, engaged in innovative and applied coastal and marine research and situated on a scenic new waterfront campus on Roanoke Island. CSI leads the NC Renewable Energy Program and is a partner in the creation of the Atlantic Marine Energy Center, a Department of Energy national center focused on powering the Blue Economy. CSI has established strong partnerships with the USACE Field Research Facility, National Park Service, and the US Fish & Wildlife Service. CSI also has an ongoing relationship with NC Aquariums’ Jennette’s Pier, located just five miles apart. CSI and the pier operate a renewable ocean energy testing site with direct access to the nearshore for research and education. The proximity and a set of existing relationships across our partners provide an opportunity to leverage established nearshore and coastal data resources, a real-time coastal processes numerical modeling framework, and data management and dissemination infrastructure.
The Outer Banks is one of the world’s premier ocean and water sports locations, and northeastern North Carolina houses a remarkable collection of marine and terrestrial ecosystems and wildlife. This position is an opportunity to be part of an exciting and dynamic new enterprise in a unique environment.
Applicants should be committed to aggressively pursuing collaborative research endeavors that incorporate both natural and social sciences (as an example, please see https://www.nsf.gov/od/oia/convergence/index.jsp). We are explicitly looking for a researcher who focuses on economic or ecological modeling to address complex problems related to the interaction of natural and social coastal dynamics, and who is open to new approaches to research and teaching. The successful candidates will be expected to build a strong externally funded research program; teach and develop courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels at the Outer Banks and Greenville campuses; and provide professional service. These expectations include developing research collaborations and synergistic activities with other faculty members of DCS, ECU, partner institutions, and other universities and research agencies and organizations. The position will be located at ECU’s Outer Banks Campus on Roanoke Island, and travel to, and integration with, the Greenville campus is required.Minimum Education/Experience :
Applicants at the assistant professor academic rank are invited. Details of the position are described below.
We seek a candidate with demonstrated ability and experience in integrating disciplinary models and approaches in a framework that facilitates research into complex natural resource and environmental issues. A background in biology, ecology, or economics is welcome, as is the ability to communicate and work with colleagues across disciplines in the social, physical, and natural sciences. The successful candidate will work with a cohort of natural, physical, and social scientists to creatively address critical coastal issues. Core disciplinary expertise could be in Economics, Ecology, Biology, or a related social science or natural science field.
Contingent upon available funds.
Doctoral degree in Economics, Ecology, Biology, or related social science and natural science fields. However, ABD candidates may also be considered. ABD candidates will be initially appointed with the probationary term rank of Assistant Professor and must have the terminal degree conferred prior to first reappointment.License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation :
NonePreferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education :
A strong background in at least one discipline is prioritized. Core disciplinary expertise could be in Biology, Economics, Ecology, or a related social science or natural science. Experience with quantitative modeling is required, particularly the ability to integrate quantitative and qualitative data and insights from other social and natural science disciplines. Experience working with/in coastal systems is highly preferred. The ability to communicate and work with colleagues across disciplines in the social, physical, and natural sciences will be prioritized. Candidates from minority and under-represented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.Special Instructions to Applicant :
Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered for the position: letter of interest in the position, including thoughts on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; statements of research (2-pages) and teaching interests (1-page); curriculum vitae; and a list of three references (who will not be contacted unless the candidate is in the final pool of potential hires). Candidates should be prepared to arrange for letters from three references if requested by the search committee after initial screening. Additional Instructions to Applicant:
For more information, contact Dr. David Griffith at [email protected].
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.Job Open Date :
10/03/2022Open Until Filled:
YesInitial Screening Begins :
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