[ES_JOBS_NET] Job: Science Communicator, NC State's Center for Geospatial Analytics

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Sun Sep 13 09:51:59 MDT 2015

Date:    Fri, 11 Sep 2015 11:33:02 -0400
From:    Holly Menninger <hlmennin at NCSU.EDU>
Subject: Job: Science Communicator, NC State's Center for Geospatial

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*Job: Science Communicator, NC State's Center for Geospatial Analytics*

Advancements in geospatial analytics are rapidly transforming science,
society, and decision making by helping the world discover and communicate
new solutions to complex, interdisciplinary problems. The fast-growing
Center for Geospatial Analytics (geospatial.ncsu.edu) at NC State invites
applications for a dynamic Science Communicator to develop and advance a
program for strategic research communication and public engagement with
geospatial science and analytics, as well as periodically evaluate the
program=E2=80=99s effectiveness. The program will publicize and promote cen=
discoveries and educational opportunities while engaging center partners,
potential funders, prospective students, and the public with geospatial
science and technology.

We seek exceptional, creative candidates who are passionate about science,
technology, and engaging the public in scientific discovery and
collaborative solutions. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated:

   - Understanding of basic and applied research, with ability to translate
   broader impacts and applications of scientific discovery.
   - Ability to understand, communicate, and promote interdisciplinary
   research methods, techniques, findings, and solutions in an easily
   accessible way and in a variety of formats.
   - Potential to collaborate with center researchers and graduate students
   in order to communicate the significance and broader impacts of their wo=
   to a variety of audiences.
   - Ability to develop public science opportunities that engage
   stakeholders and citizens with geospatial science, technologies and
   collaborative solutions.
   - Ability to promote the center=E2=80=99s work in ways that elevate nati=
   visibility of the center and catalyze new research opportunities.

The successful candidate will help position the center as a national and
international leader in 1) geospatial analytics research and high-impact
solutions, and 2) distinguished graduate education and training of
world-class geospatial scientists and problem solvers. A record of
scholarly and/or impactful media publications, the ability to secure
external funding, advanced writing and communication skills, and experience
in geospatial and public sciences are highly desirable.

As the collaborative hub for NC State=E2=80=99s Chancellor=E2=80=99s Facult=
y Excellence
Program (CFEP) in Geospatial Analytics (
workthatmatters.ncsu.edu/geospatial-analytics/), the Center provides
adynamic environment for interdisciplinary breakthrough discoveries. The
successful candidate will join a University with increasing prominence in
public science, including a new CFEP cluster for Leadership in Public
Science (workthatmatters.ncsu.edu/public-science/) and a long-standing
relationship with the NC Museum of Natural Sciences (naturalsciences.org/),
a partnership that is catalyzing shared citizen science projects and public
engagement opportunities for faculty and students. NC State=E2=80=99s locat=
ion in
Research Triangle provides rich opportunities for interactions with
industry; other universities, including Duke University and the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and a number of government agencies.

Applicants must have a Masters degree in a relevant field (PhD preferred)
by time of employment. Full review of applications will begin October 19,
2015, and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the
position may be directed to Ross K. Meentemeyer (rkmeente at ncsu.edu).

To apply: visit  http://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/56987. NCSU is an equal
opportunity and affirmative action employer.  NC State University welcomes
all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information.
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application
process please call (919) 515-3148.
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