Assistant or Associate Professor
Wanchese, NC 
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Job Description
Job Title Assistant or Associate Professor
Position Number 929926
Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Department AAH Department of Coastal Studies
Department Homepage https://coastal.ecu.edu/coastalstudies/
Advertising Department COASTAL STUDIES, DEPT OF
Division Academic Affairs
Classification Title Assistant or Associate Professor
Working Title Assistant or Associate Professor
Number of Vacancies 1
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.0
Full Time or Part Time Full Time
Recruitment Range Commensurate with Qualifications
Position Location (City) Wanchese
Position Type Faculty (Teaching)
Job Category Faculty (Teaching)
Organizational Unit Overview

East Carolina University has recently restructured its coastal enterprise, aligning research on its Greenville, NC campus with expansion of its Outer Banks campus (the Coastal Studies Institute (CSI), near Manteo, NC; https://www.coastalstudiesinstitute.org/). These changes are a result of an expanded institutional recognition that ocean margins are critical coastal regions where continents and oceans interact, where human populations are highly dynamic, and where measurable changes in response to social and natural processes are occurring.

A centerpiece of this renewed commitment was the formation of a new Department of Coastal Studies (DCS) (https://coastal.ecu.edu/coastalstudies/) in 2018. The DCS coordinates and enhances research communities across ECU's Greenville campuses, the Outer Banks campus, and our partner Institutions, and provides ECU with a strong center and point of contact to expand its leadership role in addressing interdisciplinary coastal and marine issues. Existing DCS faculty have expertise in Applied Geography, Engineering, Remote Sensing, Water Resources, Coupled Human-Natural processes, Physical Oceanography, Labor and Migration, Fisheries Ecology, and Environmental Governance.

CSI is a growing interinstitutional research and education enterprise, engaged in innovative and applied coastal research and situated on a scenic new waterfront campus on Roanoke Island. CSI has active collaborations with North Carolina Aquariums, the National Park Service, UNC Sea Grant College Program, and several institutions across the University of North Carolina system. These relationships provide opportunities to leverage established nearshore data resources, a real-time coastal processes numerical modeling framework, and data management and dissemination infrastructure.

ECU's Outer Banks Campus houses an eclectic and passionate collection of researchers and operations and support staff and is a great place to work. 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.

Job Duties

The Department of Coastal Studies, in East Carolina University's Integrated Coastal Programs, seeks to appoint a social scientist at Assistant or Associate Professor level with an active, interdisciplinary research program focusing on coastal and marine environmental issues. Scholars from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. This tenure-track position is part of a major ECU investment in research and teaching programs focused on natural, social, physical, and engineered dimensions of ocean margins.

We seek creative, rigorous scholars with interests in working across disciplinary boundaries to shed light on complex problems resulting from the interaction of people and the natural environment. Although this is a research-focused position, the new faculty member will also teach and mentor students in the department's interdisciplinary and research-intensive Integrated Coastal Sciences PhD program (https://coastal.ecu.edu/coastalstudies/integrated-coastal-sciences/) and develop classes at ECU's Outer Banks campus. This position is an opportunity to be part of an exciting and dynamic new enterprise in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment. The successful candidate will be expected to build a strong externally funded research program; provide professional service; teach and develop courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels; and develop research collaborations and synergistic activities with other faculty members of DCS, ECU, and partner institutions. The faculty position will be located at ECU's Outer Banks Campus on Roanoke Island.

Minimum Education/Experience

Doctoral degree in Anthropology, Economics, Environmental Science, Political Science, Social Psychology, Sociology, Geography, or other social or interdisciplinary science.

Disciplinary background for this position is open. Examples of disciplinary backgrounds may include anthropology, economics, environmental science, political science, social psychology, or sociology.

We anticipate that the selected candidate will have a solid background in the application of quantitative and qualitative methods to contemporary theoretical and practical research questions. Additional qualifications include the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate classes related to coastal issues, evidence of working on interdisciplinary research projects, and a record of publishing and securing external funding for their own research and for student research.

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation

N/A

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

A history of applying for and receiving funding from organizations like the National Science Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency, or philanthropic organizations will significantly improve a candidate's prospects for selection.

Special Instructions to Applicant

East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. Candidates must also submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references, including contact information, online.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full time basis.

Additional Instructions to Applicant

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 03/18/2021
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Close Date - Positions will be posted until 11:59 p.m. EST on this date. If no closing date is indicated, the position may close at any time after the initial screening date.
Initial Screening Begins 04/17/2021
Rank Level Associate Professor, Assistant Professor
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AA/EOE

East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or .

Eligibility for Employment

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU 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.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to employment@ecu.edu. Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.


East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status. Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department for Disability Support Services at (252) 737-1016 (Voice/TTY).


 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Hours per Week
40
Salary and Benefits
Commensurate with Qualificatio
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
Open
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