North Carolina State University
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The Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program, North Carolina (NC) State University is bringing some of the best and brightest minds to join NC State University’s interdisciplinary efforts to solve some of the globe’s most significant problems. Guided by a strong strategic plan and an aggressive vision, the cluster hiring program is adding new faculty members in select fields to add more breadth and depth to NC State’s already-strong efforts. The Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program marks a major initiative of the university’s strategic plan, “The Pathway to the Future.” We invite you to explore the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program and this cluster at https://facultyclusters.ncsu.edu/
NC State University provides a dynamic environment for research, teaching, mentoring, and collaboration across disciplines. Our location in the Research Triangle provides rich opportunities for interactions with industry, research organizations, other universities, and government agencies.
Essential Job Duties
As part of the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program, North Carolina (NC) State University is building a research cluster focused on Global Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (Global WaSH). We are in the process of hiring innovative and transformative academic leaders whose scholarship will advance NC State’s position as a national leader in multidisciplinary water and environmental research, education, and outreach that can be harnessed to develop scalable water and sanitation solutions in underserved areas around the world.
The aim of the Global WaSH Faculty Cluster is to position NC State as a leading university in the US conducting critical research and teaching in vital and complex water and sanitation issues. The Global WaSH Cluster will create exciting, innovative, and novel scholarship that reflects the realities and complexities of resource constraints, human aspirations, and cultural diversity. The Global WaSH cluster will comprise a group of highly promising and leading faculty members who will address the scientific, social, and policy issues associated with providing sustainable water and sanitation in underserved communities. We expect faculty in the cluster to establish an active research and teaching collaboratorium across multiple departments and colleges focusing on WaSH issues. The positions in this cluster offer dynamic, forward-thinking faculty a unique opportunity to integrate with, and expand upon, NC State’s considerable expertise in order to develop world-class research and academic initiatives around the broad theme of Global WaSH. To date, three faculty have joined the Global WaSH Cluster.
To complement this group, we seek social scientists whose work will contribute to interdisciplinary collaborations and is anchored in underserved communities. Training in either qualitative or quantitative methodologies would be welcome as would a disciplinary background in fields such as anthropology, environmental sciences, history, international development, policy science, and public health. Specific research approaches may include, but are not limited to, environmental justice/equity, design and evaluation of behavioral and community interventions, gender studies, and behavioral psychology. Geographic expertise is expected in the Global South, with some preference for regions with the greatest needs in the WaSH domain. Rank is open with some preference for candidates positioned to take on leadership roles within the cluster.
Minimum requirements include a Ph.D. in a relevant field from an accredited institution.
Departmental Required Skills
The candidates should have a strong capacity to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including the capacity to mentor doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
Priority will be given to candidates who show evidence of capacity for international work as well as interdisciplinary collaboration that cuts across academic units.
Inclusiveness and diversity are academic imperatives and thus university goals. The University is particularly interested in candidates with experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and who have a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for students from underrepresented groups.
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Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and contact information for three references. Applicants should also submit a vision statement that discusses how the applicant would fit and work within the Global WaSH cluster, and that identifies potential home departments in the College of Natural Resources or the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Materials for consideration will be accepted electronically via http://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/60159 A comprehensive review of applications will begin on 15 August and continue until the positions are filled, with an expected start date of Fall 2018. Questions about the positions may be directed to Dr. Francis de los Reyes, firstname.lastname@example.org, (919) 515-7416.
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