[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant or Associate Professor in Wildland Fire Science and Air Quality, Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at North Carolina State University
Christine.Wiedinmyer at Colorado.EDU
Tue Jul 10 10:44:27 MDT 2018
Position Description: The Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at North Carolina State University invites motivated, innovative scientists to apply for a 1.0 FTE, 9-month, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in Wildland Fire Science and Air Quality. The position is approximately 45:45:10 research, teaching and service.
Application reviews will begin September 1, 2018.
Qualifications: The candidate must have a PhD in one of the following areas: Engineering, Fire Science, Fire-Atmosphere Interactions, Smoke Emissions & Air Quality, or other closely related field. Targeted areas of interest include fire weather, fire risk and forecasting, fire emissions (aerosols and/or trace gases), smoke dispersion and management, and the impact of fire emissions on visibility, clouds and climate.
The successful candidate must have excellent inter-personal skills. The successful candidate must also have:
* Demonstrated evidence of being a self-starter who is capable of independent planning and implementation of teaching and research activities.
* Demonstrated ability to conduct high-quality research, and potential to attract external funding from competitive sources and partnerships with industry, non-profit, and/or government agencies.
* Potential to collaborate with scientists from NC State, state and federal agencies, and other university scientists to address complex environmental and policy challenges.
Research Responsibilities: The candidate will participate in interdisciplinary research programs at NCSU and within the College of Natural Resources. Preferred candidates will have skills in one or more of the following basic and/or applied research areas:
* Modeling and analysis of wildland or prescribed fire for sustainable management, conservation of natural resources, and the wildland-urban interface.
* Linking ecosystem processes, including fuel parameters, with fire emission and behavior models.
* Changes in wildland fire frequency and intensity due to climatic changes and subsequent air quality impacts.
* Modeling and analysis of atmospheric variables in relation to wildland fire.
* Analysis of fire behavior (both chemical and physical), smoke management, and emission impacts using experimental, remote sensing, and/or modeling approaches.
* Application of state-of-the-art coupled micro- and meso-scale modeling techniques that can accurately forecast the spatio-temporal evolution of forest fires.
Teaching Responsibilities: Teaching responsibilities are negotiable, but may include two undergraduate courses in Environmental Science, Environmental Technology and Management, and/or Natural Resources curricula, such as: Air Quality Monitoring, Fire and Emissions Modeling, and an Environmental Science senior capstone course. The candidate will also teach a graduate course in their area of specialty.
To Apply: Each applicant must apply electronically at https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/103402. Review of applications will begin September 1, 2018 and continue until a suitable candidate is selected. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing the applicant's teaching experience and philosophy and research interests, and the names and contact information for three references. Official transcripts will be required of all finalists who will be interviewed for the position.
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.
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 verified at www.wes.org<http://www.wes.org/>. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.
NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.
In addition, NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information.
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