Employment Opportunities

Assistant Professor, Global Change Biology

Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program
Global Environmental Change and Human Well-being Cluster

As part of the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program, NC State University seeks applications and nominations for an Assistant Professor in Global Change Biology. While our goal is to hire at the Assistant level, applications and nominations for Associate and Full Professors will also be considered in exceptional cases.

This position is part of the Cluster in Global Environmental Change and Human Well-being. We seek innovative, interdisciplinary, and transformative scientists whose research will advance NC State’s position as one of the premier universities in research on the environment. This cluster builds on a nationally leading, campus-wide strength in ecology and the environment, including partnerships with the USGS Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, the Office of Public Science, and the Cluster of Public Science. Colleges participating in this cluster include the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Natural Resources.

About the Cluster

The Cluster in Global Environmental Change and Human Well-being focuses on understanding, confronting, and overcoming the challenges that global environmental change will pose for environmental health and human well-being. Our initiative provides leadership to bridge research programs across NC State’s colleges and will greatly increase our visibility in the field of global environmental change. In addition to building on biological, social, and physical sciences, our cluster capitalizes on momentum generated by two initiatives at NC State: (1) the USGS Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center, which invests in research and graduate training, and (1) the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, which offers opportunities for collaboration and public outreach on global change.

Three positions have been established to support the growth of the cluster. They are: (1) a Natural Scientist who studies the ecology of global environmental change, (2) a Natural Scientist who bridges quantitative and ecological sciences, and (3) an Interdisciplinary Scientist who bridges Social and Natural Sciences. We are advertising for the second position in the cluster.

About this Position

Many of the greatest challenges to humanity in this century relate to the effects of global environmental changes, including climate change, land-use change, disease, and biodiversity loss. Addressing these challenges requires interdisciplinary research and education on the effects of a changing climate on ecosystem processes and services and feedbacks between ecological and human health at relevant spatial scales. We are especially interested in candidates with strong quantitative skills as well as candidates with demonstrated experience in research across ecology, economics, and policy for the quantification of ecosystem services under a changing climate. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous, extramurally funded research program that enhances existing strengths and builds additional capacity in ecology and climate change biology.

As part of the Cluster in Global Environmental Change and Human Well-being, the successful candidate will work with other cluster members to organize workshops and working groups, conduct research, and enhance interdisciplinary research around cluster themes. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and/or graduate courses in disciplinary and interdisciplinary areas related to climate change.

All applicants must possess a PhD in the Natural Sciences. Post-doctoral and teaching experiences are preferred. To apply, please go to jobs.ncsu.edu and search for position number 00000087. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, statements of research and teaching interests, and names and contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2019.

Questions, confidential inquiries, and nominations can be directed to:
Rebecca Irwin (reirwin@ncsu.edu)
Jordan Kern (jkern@ncsu.edu)

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