[ES_JOBS_NET] 5 Assistant/Associate Professor positions, global environmental research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Christine Wiedinmyer christine.wiedinmyer.ucar at gmail.com
Fri Aug 10 18:13:49 MDT 2018

Assistant/Associate Professor




The College of Arts and Sciences at The University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill is recruiting five outstanding tenure track faculty at the
assistant or associate professor rank to expand interdisciplinary
programming in the environment. This recruitment strategy will bring
innovative approaches to interdisciplinary research and education. Building
on Carolina?s existing strengths in the natural and social sciences, this
cluster will propel the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to
become a leader in global environmental research. We are searching for
highly talented faculty whose research and teaching will make transformative
contributions to environmental sciences and to the development of Carolina?s
new Environment, Ecology, and Energy Program (E3P). Scholars from the social
and natural sciences are encouraged to apply; faculty will hold a
tenure-track appointment in an appropriate academic department, with
teaching and service shared across E3P and the department. Successful
candidates will address critical issues in the environment, particularly in
energy and/or water sectors. We envision the cluster will work at the
intersections of academic units to build dynamic and exciting programming.
We seek scholars in the natural/physical and social sciences in the
following areas: ? Cities and Critical Infrastructure: Research faculty with
expertise in sustainable cities and infrastructure needs for cities of the
future are encouraged to apply. Candidates may be interested in planning,
building, and governance of energy, transportation, or water infrastructure
and how cities adapt to resource quality and availability and demographic
and economic change. This cluster hire is motivated by the rapid expansion
of urban centers and opportunities for novel approaches in the US and world.
? Energy and Energy Analytics: Research faculty with expertise in emergent
renewable energy resources or technologies, including modeling and data
analytics are encouraged to apply. This candidate may be interested in
energy needs, storage, distribution, and economics associated with the
growing availability of renewable energy sources. The cluster hire is
motivated by rapid growth in the renewable energy market in North Carolina
and nationally, and the critical global energy needs of the future. ?
Environment, Development, and Economics: Research faculty with expertise in
public policy and/or applied economics of environment and development or
environment and inequality, especially related to energy, environment, or
water are encouraged to apply. This cluster hire is motivated by the need to
understand how society will adapt to rapidly changing energy technologies,
the growing issues of water scarcity, or the interdependence between
environmental concerns and development pressures. ? Inequality and the
Environment: Research faculty with expertise in social and environmental
issues related to inequality, vulnerability, and the growing need to address
gaps in knowledge and uneven access to resources or services are encouraged
to apply. This person could use innovative participatory or community-based
models for research and building trust and knowledge. This position is
motivated by expanding needs within North Carolina and beyond to tackle
problems of inequality, especially related to natural hazards and other
forms of environmental change. ? Water Resources and Hydrology: Research
faculty with expertise on the impacts of climate, pollution, and land use to
the hydrologic cycle are encouraged. This person may be interested in
groundwater hydrology, water resources and hazards, and/or changing impacts
to lakes and rivers. This cluster hire is motivated by growing needs to
address water resources of the future, including impacts related to health,
coastal hazards, changes in water quality, and predictions of

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in a relevant field for the positions
listed above. Candidates must be committed to teaching at both the
undergraduate and graduate levels, including mentoring graduate students and
postdoctoral scholars. Successful candidates are expected to build an active
research group, secure competitive external funding, and participate
actively in the scientific community at UNC-Chapel Hill. Leadership in
undergraduate teaching and involvement of undergraduates in research through
the classroom, individual research, or participation in PI-sponsored
research is essential. We seek to expand collaborations with the UNC
professional schools in Law, Media and Journalism, Information Science, and
Gillings School of Global Public Health through this cluster hire.
Candidates with interest and experience working with students from diverse
backgrounds and who are committed to improving access to research for
underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to
candidates with a demonstrated capacity to stimulate interdisciplinary
collaborations through research, teaching, and service.PhD in policy,
economics, marine sciences, geology, hydrology, water resources engineering,
anthropology, geography, planning, information sciences, or equivalent
fields appropriate to the positions

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