[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant Professor of Landscape Ecology and Geospatial Analytics

From:    Ross Meentemeyer
Subject: Assistant Professor Landscape Ecology – NC State
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Dear colleagues,
Below is an announcement for a new tenure-track Assistant Professor
position at NC State University.
Please feel free to contact me if you have questions. I will also be at the
IALE World Congress in July and at ESA in August.
Best wishes,
Ross
Ross K. Meentemeyer, Professor
Director | Center for Geospatial Analytics
Chair | GIST Faculty
Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program in Geospatial Analytics
Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources
College of Natural Resources
Jordan Hall 5106 | Campus Box 7106
North Carolina State University
2800 Faucette Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27695 USA
 rkmeente@ncsu.edu | 919-513-2372 | geospatial.ncsu.edu
*Assistant Professor of Landscape Ecology and Geospatial Analytics*
*Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources*
*College of Natural Resources, NC State University*
*Position Description*: We seek a tenure-track Assistant Professor (45%
Research, 45% Teaching, and 10% service) in landscape ecology and
geospatial analytics. The position is a 9-month appointment. The successful
candidate will be expected to bring cutting-edge geospatial analysis and
modeling approaches to our interdisciplinary strengths in forest/ecosystem
science, natural resources management, quantitative decision-support,
and/or environmental economics. We seek candidates with potential to
develop a high-quality, individual extramurally-funded research program and
to participate in interdisciplinary research and instructional activities.
*Duties and Responsibilities:*
The successful candidate will advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate
students and teach 2-3 course per year, including:
– an undergraduate course in Natural Resources Management with GIS each
year;
– a graduate level course in the area of the candidate’s interest,
emphasizing geospatial modeling, simulation, and/or visualization of
landscape ecology dynamics.
The successful candidate will obtain extramural funding to support research
on using geospatial analytics to resolve and communicate pressing
environmental challenges that may include (but are not limited to) climate
change effects and their mitigation, conservation biology, land use-water
interactions, bioenergy feedstock systems, ecosystem service provisioning,
invasive species management, disturbance interactions, or sustainable urban
ecosystems.These research areas are relevant to the strategic plans of the
College of Natural Resources and the Department of Forestry and
Environmental Resources, offering exceptional opportunities for extramural
support and for collaboration with forestry and natural resource
stakeholders. The successful candidate will build and maintain a program of
engaged research that includes partners across the campus and beyond.
The successful candidate will provide service to the department, college
and/or university, and external professional organizations. It is also
expected that the successful candidate will be involved in the mission of
the Center for Geospatial Analytics (geospatial.ncsu.edu) as a Faculty
Fellow and active member of the growing geospatial research and education
community.
*Qualifications:*
A Ph.D. at the time of hiring is required.  Ideally, the successful
applicant will have at least one degree in forestry, natural resources, or
a closely related field.
*To Apply:*
Applicants must apply electronically at https://jobs.ncsu.edu/, position
number 00062837. Review of applications will begin August 7 and continue
until a suitable candidate is selected.  Applicants should submit five
files, including a cover letter expressing interest, a curriculum vitae, a
statement addressing the applicant=E2=80=99s teaching experience/philosophy=
 and
research agenda, an unofficial transcript of graduate courses, and the
names and contact information for three references.
Anticipated start date is January 2016 or negotiable.
For more information, contact: Ross K. Meentemeyer, Search Committee Chair,919-513-2372, rkmeente@ncsu.edu or S. Tom Gower, Department Head,919-515-3873, stgower@ncsu.edu.
*The Department, College and University: *The Department of Forestry and
Environmental Resources is a recognized leader in forest and wildlife
sciences, ecology, geospatial analytics, and sustainable urban
ecosystems. Approximately 58 faculty are engaged in teaching, research, and
extension/outreach along with approximately 500 undergraduate students in
four majors and 200 graduate students in five programs, four of which are
shared with other academic units on campus.  The department is housed in
the College of Natural Resources which also contains the Department of
Forest Biomaterials and Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism
Management. The college has approximately 220 faculty and staff working
with 1400 undergraduate and 420 graduate students to provide solutions to
natural resources challenges in North Carolina and the world.  NC State
University is located in Raleigh, NC in the Research Triangle region.  It
is a research extensive, land-grant university with ten academic colleges
and approximately 34,000 students.
NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action
employer.  Women and members of other underrepresented groups are
encouraged to apply. In addition, NC State University welcomes all persons
without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information. We welcome the
opportunity to work with candidates to identify suitable employment
opportunities for spouses or partners.  Inclusiveness and diversity are
academic imperatives and thus are university goals.  We are particularly
interested in candidates who have experience working with students from
diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to
higher education for students from underrepresented groups.

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