Assistant/Associate Professor of Global-Change Science Education at NCSU

published Sep 20, 2012 10:10am

The Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (MEAS) at North Carolina State University (NCSU) seeks an exemplary candidate to fill a new tenure-track position at Assistant or Associate Professor level in global-change science education, beginning Fall 2013. We seek a creative and dynamic educator who can show a distinguished record of publication in geoscience education research and expertise in a discipline area that falls within the boundaries of global-change science.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. at the time of the appointment and have a background in the geosciences or a related discipline. The successful candidate must demonstrate strong potential for outstanding accomplishments in research, research supervision, and teaching. In addition, they should be prepared to collaborate with other departmental and/or college faculty in STEM education positions. Candidates may have opportunities for involvement with informal science education initiatives with the NC Museum of Natural Sciences and are encouraged to participate as an instructor in the MEAS Professional Science Master's (PSM) Degree Program in Climate Change and Society. The PSM program may also provide an arena for education scholarship and research; where appropriate, the new hire may supervise PSM students in their capstone research projects.

The specific duties of the new faculty member will include teaching an undergraduate course in climate science/Earth-system science/global change and offering a graduate course with a focus on global-change education and/or communicating global-change science. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded research program that will support MS and PhD students in MEAS and focus on enhancing student learning and scientific literacy in global-change science in undergraduate, postgraduate and/or informal settings.

NCSU is a vibrant land-grant research and teaching institution comprising ten colleges and offering outstanding opportunities for cross-campus research initiatives. Within MEAS, opportunities exist for the successful candidate for disciplinary and interdisciplinary interactions with more than 30 other faculty. NCSU is home to a new joint venture with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, the Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites – North Carolina:, the Department of Interior's Southeast Climate Science Center:, and the Center for Marine Sciences and Technology: Additional information about NCSU can be found on our web page: and about MEAS and its facilities at:

Review of applications will begin November 30, 2012; the position will remain open until filled. Applications, including a cover letter, curriculum vita, statements of teaching and research philosophy, and contact information for three references must be submitted online at Please contact Dr. David McConnell with any inquiries regarding the position.

NCSU 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, age, veteran status, or disability. In addition, NC State University welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation. Applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged. The College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences welcomes the opportunity to work with candidates to identify suitable employment opportunities for spouses or partners.