Teaching Assistant Professor-Geosciences - NC State University

published Feb 24, 2016 10:24am
Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences
Teaching Assistant Professor – Geosciences

The Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences (MEAS) at North Carolina State University (NC State) seeks to hire a teaching assistant professor to contribute substantively to our undergraduate programs. Primary responsibilities will include teaching a newly revised orientation course for incoming freshmen in the College of Sciences (COS) during fall semester; developing, organizing and teaching introductory geoscience courses to majors and non-majors during the spring semester; and revising and coordinating multi-section laboratories for introductory courses in MEAS, including supervision of teaching assistants. Additional duties will include advising undergraduate students and representing COS and MEAS at University Open House and other recruiting and outreach events. The starting date for this position is June 1, 2016.

This position requires a PhD in a geoscience field (atmospheric, earth, or marine science) or a closely related field. The College of Sciences and MEAS place a high value on excellent instruction and the use of innovative teaching methods. Applicants with a demonstrated track record of high quality college or university ­level teaching, including research-validated teaching methods, are preferred. Experience with curricular development is a plus, as is knowledge of electronic classroom management systems. Teaching Assistant Professors at NC State hold non-tenure track positions; they are eligible for promotion to Teaching Associate Professor and Teaching Professor ranks.

Affiliated with the College of Sciences at NC State, MEAS is one of the largest interdisciplinary geoscience departments in the nation. Opportunities exist for disciplinary and interdisciplinary interactions with more than 30 marine, earth, and atmospheric scientists. Additional information about the department and its facilities can be found on the web page: http://www.meas.ncsu.edu.

Review of applications will begin on March 7, 2016; the position will remain open until filled. Applications, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references must be submitted online at https://jobs.ncsu.edu/. Please search for position number 00105403.

Founded in 1887, NC State is a land-grant institution distinguished by its exceptional quality of research, teaching, extension, and public service. Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, NC State is the largest university in North Carolina, with more than 34,000 students and 8,000 faculty and staff. National rankings consistently rate Raleigh and its surrounding region among the five best places in the country to live and work, with a highly educated workforce, moderate weather, reasonable cost of living, and a welcoming environment. A collaborative, supportive environment for business and innovation and research collaborations with area universities and the Research Triangle Park are compelling reasons for relocation to the area. NC State 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, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, or disability. Applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged.