NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor,
Leadership in Public Science (Natural or
Social Sciences)
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Please see Special Instructions for more details.
A comprehensive review of applications will begin on October 23, 2015 and will continue until the
position is filled. The target start date is August 2016; however, a mutually beneficial time may be
negotiated. Questions about the position may be directed to Roland Kays ([email protected]) or
Jason Delborne ([email protected]). Applicants should provide a CV, a description of their
research and scholarly interests, a statement of their teaching interests and philosophy, contact
information for three references, and a cover letter that describes their vision for public science in the
21st century. The departmental and college affiliations of the positions appointed in the Leadership in
Public Science cluster will be determined according to the interests, expertise, and training of the
successful applicant. Specific areas of interest/disciplines may include, but are not limited to:
environmental communication, public understanding of science, Science, Society, and Technology
(STS), communication of science to diverse communities, biological sciences, mathematics, statistics,
physics, chemistry and marine, earth and atmospheric sciences, life-long science learning (PreKadults), informal science contexts, social media, family science, and/or science education outreach,
forestry, wildlife, conservation, natural resource ecology, environmental policy, and geospatial
analytics.
Posting Details
Posting Information
Vacancy Type
Is Internal Transfer
Only
Working Title
Tenured/TT Faculty
No
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Leadership in Public Science (Natural or
Social Sciences)
Salary Range
Anticipated Hiring
Range
Salary will be commensurate with education and experience
Position Number
Work Schedule
Full Time Equivalent
(FTE)
00105095
Varies based on teaching and research schedule
1.0
Department
160701 - Communication
Department
Chancellor's Faculty Excellence Program- Leadership in Public Science
Job City & State
Raleigh, NC
Primary Function of
Organizational Unit
The Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program is bringing some of the best and
brightest minds to join NC State University’s interdisciplinary efforts to solve
some of the globe’s most significant problems. Guided by a strong strategic plan
and an aggressive vision, the cluster hiring program is adding new faculty
members in select fields to add more breadth and depth to NC State’s alreadystrong efforts. The Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program marks a major
initiative of the university’s strategic plan, “The Pathway to the Future.” NC
State will soon complete its first cohort of twelve clusters with 41 hires to date.
This success led to a commitment to establish eight new clusters consisting of
33 additional interdisciplinary faculty hires. We invite you to explore more
information about the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program and this cluster
at http://workthatmatters.ncsu.edu/.
Essential Job Duties
As part of the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program, NC State seeks
a natural scientist or social scientist passionate about being part of the new
and excitingLeadership in Public Science cluster. The position will be an open
rank, tenure/tenure track position to begin in August 2016.
The cluster seeks innovative and transformative academic leaders whose
scholarship will advance NC State’s position as one of the premier universities
of its kind. These hires will build on a nationally leading, campus-wide strength
in public science, science communication, citizen science, science education,
and science outreach including partnerships with the North Carolina Museum of
Natural Sciences, the NSF-funded Your Wild Life project, and The Science
House. Colleges participating in this cluster include the College of Humanities
and Social Sciences, the College of Sciences, the College of Education, and the
College of Natural Resources.
The Leadership in Public Science cluster seeks a scientist with a research
program that engages the public and connects with non-technical audiences by
working with citizen scientists and/or by involving new audiences in natural
resource topics. The candidate will contribute to teaching undergraduate and
graduate students in their disciplinary area, and is expected to be involved with
outreach and engagement, and to collaborate with the NC Museum of Natural
Sciences when appropriate. The successful candidate would be expected to
attract sponsored funds for research and innovation in the engagement of the
public in science, including underrepresented and underserved populations. The
candidate will participate with other members of the Leadership in Public
Science cluster. Working together, members of this cluster will organize science
communication workshops, as well as convene state-wide, regional, national,
and international scholars, public science communicators and educators,
business and government leaders, and policy analysts across a wide range of
disciplines to expand and extend scholarship and public understanding of
science.
Other
Work/Responsibilities
Minimum
Education/Experience
Must have a Ph.D. in ecology, environmental science or a related field in the
natural or social sciences.
Departmental
Required Skills
Candidates should have a demonstrated record of scholarship in an
environmental field which includes forestry, wildlife, conservation, natural
resource ecology, environmental policy, and geospatial analytics. Successful
candidates will also have experience and passion in engaging students and the
public in the exploration of science and the development of science literacy.
Preferred Experience,
Skills,
Training/Education
n/a
Required License or
Certification
n/a
Special Instructions
A comprehensive review of applications will begin on October 23, 2015 and
will continue until the position is filled. The target start date is August 2016;
however, a mutually beneficial time may be negotiated.
Questions about the position may be directed to Roland Kays
([email protected]) or Jason Delborne ([email protected]).
Applicants should provide a CV, a description of their research and scholarly
interests, a statement of their teaching interests and philosophy, contact
information for three references, and a cover letter that describes their vision for
public science in the 21st century.
The departmental and college affiliations of the positions appointed in the
Leadership in Public Science cluster will be determined according to the
interests, expertise, and training of the successful applicant. Specific areas of
interest/disciplines may include, but are not limited to: environmental
communication, public understanding of science, Science, Society, and
Technology (STS), communication of science to diverse communities,
biological sciences, mathematics, statistics, physics, chemistry and marine, earth
and atmospheric sciences, life-long science learning (PreK-adults), informal
science contexts, social media, family science, and/or science education
outreach, forestry, wildlife, conservation, natural resource ecology,
environmental policy, and geospatial analytics.
Job Open Date
09/25/2015
Must Be Open Until
Positions will be
posted until 5:00 PM
ET on this date.
Positions remaining
posted after this date
are still accepting
applications but may
close at any time.
Is this position
partially or fully
funded on ARRA
stimulus monies?
Proposed Hire Date
AA/EOE
12/23/2015
No
08/16/2016
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.
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