[ES_JOBS_NET] UNC Charlotte Chair of Department of Geography and Earth Sciences

Brian Magi Brian.Magi at uncc.edu
Thu Dec 7 06:34:38 MST 2017

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications and
nominations for the Chair of the Department of Geography and Earth
Sciences, effective July 1, 2018. Salary is competitive and commensurate
with experience and rank. Candidate requirements include: 1) a doctoral
degree in a field in or related to one of the Department’s academic
programs (Geography, Geology, Earth and Environmental Sciences,
Environmental Studies and Meteorology); 2) credentials and experience
appropriate for a senior‐level appointment at a growing, urban doctoral
university classified as having high research activity; 3) demonstrated
ability and experience in administration and leadership of
multidisciplinary groups; 4) a record of securing external funding; 5) and
a demonstrated commitment to promote diversity as a value in the
department, college and university.

The selected candidate will have the ability to oversee the continued
advancement, success, and reputation of the Department. They will
demonstrate that they can: creatively and strategically manage the
Department’s budget; encourage and mentor faculty in securing external
grants and in achieving excellence in research, teaching and service; lead
and support a large staff whose duties range from academic administration
to technical lab support; sustain the growth, health and success of degree
programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; support
interdisciplinary programs and centers; and attract and retain top‐tier

The Department of Geography and Earth Sciences is currently comprised of 34
full‐time faculty, notably from a broad array of disciplinary backgrounds,
and 8 full‐time staff. We house a student population of over 350
undergraduates, 70 masters students, and 25 doctoral students. Our mission
is to create, extend and disseminate applied and theoretical scientific
knowledge of the Earth’s physical, natural, and human systems, and their
interactions, through scholarly research, teaching, and service. The
Department houses a Ph.D. program in Geography, and participates in two
other interdisciplinary Ph.D. degree programs, Infrastructure and
Environmental Systems and Public Policy. The Department also hosts the
Center for Applied Geographic Information Sciences (CAGIS) and an MA in
Geography, an MS in Earth Sciences and several undergraduate degree
programs in the Geographic and Earth Sciences.

UNC Charlotte is a rapidly growing doctoral‐granting urban university
located in the largest metropolitan area between Washington DC, and
Atlanta. The University is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement
campus. Close to 29,000 culturally diverse students currently are enrolled
at the University. As the largest college at UNC Charlotte, the College of
Liberal Arts & Sciences houses 20 departments in the humanities, social and
behavioral sciences, and natural sciences, as well as 25 applied research
centers and interdisciplinary programs. It offers eight doctoral degrees,
36 master’s degrees and graduate certificates, and 34 undergraduate degrees.

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences advances the ethical discovery,
dissemination, and application of knowledge and creativity, and – by
building the academic programs for tomorrow – educates students to be
informed, critical thinkers and competent communicators, to work
successfully in a world of increasing diversity and change, and to be
engaged citizens in a global society.  As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE
Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity
of all individuals is respected and maintained, UNC Charlotte encourages
applications from all underrepresented groups. Applicants are subject to
criminal background check.

Applications must be made electronically at https://jobs.uncc.edu (position
number 004987). We are asking applicants to submit a letter of interest
including your vision for the department, curriculum vitae, and the names
and contact information of three referees. Screening of applications will
begin January 2, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. For
more information please contact the chair of the search committee, Dr.
Martha Cary (Missy) Eppes at meppes at uncc.edu.
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