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Chairperson | East Carolina University - Military Veterans

HERC Carolinas
Greenville, North Carolina
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Dec 3, 2021

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Job Duties: The Department of Coastal Studies ( DCS ), in East Carolina University's Integrated Coastal Programs ( ), invites applications for the Department Chair position beginning in August of 2022. The accompanying academic appointment may be either tenured at the rank of associate or full professor or fixed-term with the title of research associate professor or research professor depending upon qualifications. The Department Chair will expand the international recognition of the Department and its faculty in interdisciplinary coastal research and education. The Department Chair must articulate a vision of how to build and leverage the department's reputation, faculty, and location to address emerging opportunities and challenges in coastal studies at the regional, state, national, and international levels. To continue to grow the department and advance its mission ( ), the chair will recruit and mentor a productive, cohesive faculty team, actively teach within the undergraduate Semester at the Coast program and the Integrated Coastal Sciences PhD program, cultivate an enriching graduate and undergraduate program, and expand interdisciplinary research activities. The Department Chair will work within the Department, at ECU , and with external partners to: enhance the mission of the department cultivate an inclusive vision strengthen research, teaching, and collaborations facilitate innovative interdisciplinary research and scholarship administer departmental operations and budget to align strategic, academic, and operational resources represent the Department in the university community including administration, academic units and externally with industry, public, and private agencies recruit and retain high quality, productive faculty, staff, and students maintain an internationally recognized research program The Department Chair will be committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in hiring, resource allocations, promotion, research, engagement, and teaching. They will broaden participation among members of underrepresented groups; integrate diverse experiences and multiple perspectives as the foundation for a rich learning experience; and/or provide leadership to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, populations, and intellectual interests. Special Instructions To Application: APPOINTMENT TERMS This is a full-time position with the option of a 9 or 12-month/year appointment as either a fixed-term or tenured faculty member. The anticipated start date for this position is August 16, 2022. The position may be located at ECU's main campus in Greenville, NC or at the Outer Banks campus in Wanchese, NC. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. TO APPLY Please apply online to the PeopleAdmin system and submit the following application materials: Curriculum vitae Cover letter Contact information for 3 references (only contacted if selected as a finalist) Additional Doc. #1 Statement of leadership philosophy including vision for interdisciplinary teams Additional Doc. #2 Research and scholarship statement (including future research plans) Additional Doc. #3 Teaching and engagement statement; Commitment to diversity statement Evaluation of applicants will begin November 15, 2021 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Any questions regarding this position should be directed to Dr. Michael O'Driscoll (, Search Committee Chair. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval. East Carolina University is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The department seeks to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber skilled in the scholarship of interdisciplinary and collaborative research, teaching, leadership, and the application of knowledge. East Carolina University seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a diverse student body, faculty, staff, and administration. To promote the University's diversity goal, the Department of Coastal Studies strongly encourages applicants from women, minorities, and historically underrepresented groups. Minimum Education/Experience: A PhD in any of the natural, social, or engineering sciences Research with applicability to coastal studies A record of externally-funded research A record of public engagement A demonstrated record (3+ years) of leadership and management A commitment to diversity and excellence Full time or Part time: Full Time Position Location (city): Greenville Position Number: 937838 Organizational Unit Overview: East Carolina University has recently restructured its coastal enterprise, aligning research on its Greenville, NC campus with expansion of the Outer Banks campus (the Coastal Studies Institute ( CSI ), near Manteo, NC). CSI is a growing interinstitutional research and education enterprise that undertakes innovative basic and applied coastal research from a scenic new waterfront campus on Roanoke Island. These changes are a result of an expanded institutional recognition that ocean margins are critical coastal regions of the Earth where continents and oceans interact, and they are measurably changing in response to societal impacts and natural variability. Approximately 40% of the global population lives within 100 km of the shore. The significance of margins to coastal residents and ecosystems is enormous. A centerpiece of this renewed commitment was the formation of a new Department of Coastal Studies ( DCS ) ( ) in 2018. Primarily a research department, the DCS coordinates and enhances research communities across ECU's Greenville campuses, the Outer Banks campus, our partner Institutions, and with associates around the world. DCS provides ECU with a strong center and point of contact to expand its leadership role in addressing interdisciplinary coastal and marine issues. The Department of Coastal Studies includes faculty on both the ECU -Greenville campus and the ECU -Outer Banks campus. These locations enable faculty to take advantage of the resources available on the main campus, as well as having cutting-edge laboratories, classrooms, and boating facilities directly on the Croatan Sound. This arrangement is ideal for coastal research faculty who rely on proximity to the coast and regional relationships to leverage established near-shore data resources and infrastructure, investigate real-time coastal processes (natural and human), or engage coastal stakeholders in their work. Existing DCS / CSI faculty have expertise in applied geography, engineering, remote sensing, coupled human-natural processes, hydrology, anthropology and ethnography, physical oceanography, fisheries ecology, and interdisciplinary coastal studies.
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