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The Department of Geography, Planning and Environment invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in the application of Geographic Information Science (GIS) to an applied research area related to water resources. The position is set to begin August 2024.
The well-qualified candidate will apply geospatial analysis and modeling using innovative methods to advance a vibrant, externally funded research program in an area at the intersection of water and society. Topical specialties might include, but are not limited to, intersections between water policy, management and/or governance and such thematic issues as food security, environmental inequalities, energy transitions, climate change adaptation, and human health. A successful candidate will be expected to help strengthen and grow the Department's BS degree in Geographic Information Science and Technology and enhance the profile of GIS across the ECU campus and the region. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, specifically in GIS and in their area of research, and to contribute to the activities of ECU's Water Resources Center and Center for Geographic Information Science. Appropriate service to the department, university and profession is also an expectation.
Special Instructions To Application:
Application materials must be submitted online at www.jobs.ecu.edu using the position number 936408. Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching, a statement of research interests, and the names and contact information for three current references.
Letters of recommendation will be requested from selected candidates at a later date. An official transcript and 2-3 official letters of reference are required upon employment.
Questions may be addressed to Dr. Hong-Bing Su, search committee chair (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
PhD in Geography or a closely related discipline is required. However, ABD candidates may be considered. Initial appointment will be at the probationary-term rank of Assistant Professor. ABD candidates must have the terminal degree conferred prior to first reappointment. Qualifying degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 936408
Organizational Unit Overview:
The Department of Geography, Planning and Environment (DGPE) (https://geography.ecu.edu/), one of 16 departments in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences (THCAS) at East Carolina University (ECU), is a diverse, research-active, and collegial unit committed to cultivating a culture of belonging and opportunity for all students. DGPE oﬀers four undergraduate B.S. degrees (Geography, Applied Atmospheric Science, Geographic Information Science and Technology, and Community and Regional Planning) and two M.S. degrees (Geography, and Planning and Development), as well as undergraduate and graduate certificates in GIS.
The department also contributes curriculum and faculty leadership to the Environmental Studies concentration in the Multidisciplinary Studies degree program in THCAS. DGPE faculty also have a strong track record of regionally relevant research and community engagement and outreach activities. The department is home to the ECU Center for Geographic Information Science, which promotes the development and application of geospatial data and technology in support of the University's teaching, research, and outreach missions. The department values interdisciplinary research, and maintains active collaborations with units across ECU's campus, including the Departments of Biology, Coastal Studies, Economics, Engineering, Public Health, and Recreational Sciences, as well as ECU's Water Resources Center (WRC).
The WRC (water.ecu.edu) is housed within THCAS with a mission to enable ECU faculty and students to perform world-class water-related research, education, and outreach across Eastern North Carolina. The Center and its collaborative office, laboratory, and field facilities support the work of over 30 affiliated faculty from natural science, social science, and engineering across the institution with an emphasis on developing programs and infrastructure that support strategic initiatives at ECU.
East Carolina University, a member of the University of North Carolina system, is committed to being a national model for student success, regional transformation, and public service. ECU is classified as an R2-Doctoral/Research-intensive University. and enrolls around 27,000 students annually, with over 5,500 pursuing graduate and professional degrees. We are located in Greenville, NC (est. pop. 90,000), 80 miles east of Raleigh and a short distance to the Atlantic coast. A thriving small city and regional center for education, health, and the arts, Greenville offers a college-town atmosphere and a great place to live, work, play, and bring visitors. Greenville has a cost of living more than 10 percent below the national average, and boasts a growing Uptown district with restaurants, breweries, and shopping. The city hosts a variety of festivals throughout the year and provides numerous recreational opportunities, including access to the Tar River, more than nine miles of greenways, nearly 30 parks and recreational facilities, and a vibrant arts and music scene.
To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access; prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society; develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change; discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond; transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and improves qualify of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics. We accomplish our mission through education, research, creative activities, and service while being good stewards of the resources entrusted to us. East Carolina University delivers on the promise of opportunity. We open doors. We improve lives. We transform the present, and we discover the future. In these ways and more, we serve our community, our state, our nation and our world as together we reach toward our greatest potential. Tomorrow starts here.