Assistant Professor - Chemical Oceanography

Vacancy Type: Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty
Is Internal Transfer Only: No
Working Title: Assistant Professor - Chemical Oceanography
Anticipated Hiring Range: Commensurate upon education and experience
Position Number: 00001294
Work Schedule: Varies depending on course load.
Full Time Equivalent (FTE): 1.00
Department: 178601 - Marine, Earth And Atmospheric
Department: Marine, Earth And Atmospheric
Job City & State: Raleigh, NC

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Department of Marine Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (MEAS) includes approximately 35 faculty, 75 graduate students, and 220 undergraduates involved in basic and applied studies of Earth Systems. The department offers BA, BS, MS, and PhD degrees. Our principal concentrations include 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 bachelor’s degrees in more traditional departments. 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. Opportunities exist for disciplinary and interdisciplinary interactions with more than 30 marine, earth and atmospheric scientists.

NC State also hosts large programs in chemistry and has several shared core research facilities (https://research.ncsu.edu/shared-core-facilities/), and an established Center for Geospatial Analytics: http://geospatial.ncsu.edu. Both the North Carolina State Climate Office and the Raleigh office of the National Weather Service reside on NC State’s campus. 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).

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). Raleigh, NC is a progressive and welcoming community with a wide range of potential collaborators at nearby academic and governmental institutions in the Research Triangle.

Essential Job Duties

The Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences (MEAS) at North Carolina State University (NC State) intends to hire a tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of chemical oceanography.

Desirable expertise includes research via experimental and/or field studies in the areas of nutrients, trace elements, reactive oxygen species, carbonates, gases, or radioisotopes. We encourage applicants to apply who work on global problems in the pelagic ocean as well as benthic-water column interactions.

The successful candidate should complement existing strengths in marine biogeochemistry, biological and physical oceanography, and marine geology. The anticipated start date is August 16, 2021.

The successful candidate must demonstrate strong potential for outstanding accomplishments in research, research supervision, and teaching. Specific course offerings may include undergraduate and graduate chemical oceanography, marine chemistry, and/or other classes commensurate with the candidate’s interest and expertise. An interest in participating in the Department’s capstone undergraduate field investigation of coastal processes course is also desirable. MEAS places a high value on excellent instruction, the use of innovative teaching methods, and a commitment to student success.

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.

Other Work/Responsibilities

Perform other duties as assigned by the department head.

Minimum Education/Experience

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in Chemical Oceanography, Marine Chemistry, or related sciences.

Departmental Required Skills

  • The successful candidate must demonstrate strong potential for outstanding accomplishments in research, research supervision, and teaching.
  • 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

  • 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
  • Desirable expertise includes research via experimental and/or field studies in the areas of nutrients, trace elements, reactive oxygen species, carbonates, gases, or radioisotopes.
  • Applicants who work on global problems in the pelagic ocean as well as benthic-water column interactions are preferred.
  • The successful candidate should complement existing strengths in marine biogeochemistry, biological and physical oceanography, and marine geology.

Required License or Certification: N/A

Special Instructions

In addition to your application please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, diversity statement (upload as other document 1), and contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin on October 12, 2020 and the position will remain open until filled.

For specific questions about this position, please contact Dr. Christopher Osburn at closburn@ncsu.edu.

Job Open Date: 06/19/2020

Anticipated Closing Date: Open until filled.

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No

Proposed Hire Date: 08/16/2021

AA/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 workatncstate@ncsu.edu. 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.

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