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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and contact information for references. Applicants should also submit a vision statement that discusses how the applicant would fit and work within the Global WaSH cluster, and identifies a potential home department. Additional materials may be required upon request. While a comprehensive review of applications will begin immediately, this is a long-term posting and will remain open until all positions are filled. Target start dates are August 2016; however, other start times may be negotiated. Questions about the positions may be directed to Dr. Francis de los Reyes, fldelosr@ncsu.edu, (919) 515-7416.

Posting Details

Posting Information

Vacancy Type Tenured/TT Faculty
Is Internal Transfer Only No
Working Title Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
Salary Range
Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with rank and experience
Position Number 00105215
Work Schedule TBD
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.00
Department 140301 - Civil Const & Environ Engineer
Department Chancellor's Faculty Excellence Program- Global WaSH
Job City & State Raleigh, NC
Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program 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.” NC State will soon complete its first cohort of twelve clusters with 41 hires to date. This success led to a commitment to establish eight new clusters consisting of 33 additional interdisciplinary faculty hires. We invite you to explore more information about the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program and this cluster at http://workthatmatters.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, including Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and government agencies.

Essential Job Duties

As part of the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program, North Carolina (NC) State University seeks candidates for four tenured or tenure-track faculty positions to provide key leadership in the Global Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (Global WaSH) Faculty Cluster.

Each position will be located in an appropriate Department within the University commensurate with expertise, degree area, and training. The successful faculty candidate(s) will have expertise in one or more areas related to Global WaSH, such as: science and technology of water provision or human waste management; sociology/socioecology of WaSH; environmental and public health protection; and WaSH entrepreneurship, economics, or public policy.

We seek innovative and transformative academic leaders whose scholarship will advance NC State’s position as one of the premier universities of its kind. These hires will build on a nationally leading, campus-wide strength 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 Global WaSH 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 research and teaching will be inspired and anchored on community-based projects located in developing countries. The focus will be an exciting, innovative, and novel scholarship that reflects the realities and complexities of resource constraints, human aspirations, and culture in developing countries. 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 in the developing world. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the WaSH challenge, this cluster will include faculty with expertise in environmental science and technology, public health, social science and socioecology, entrepreneurship, development economics, and public policy, and related areas. We expect that these faculty hires will establish an active research and teaching collaboratorium across multiple departments and colleges focusing on WaSH issues in developing countries. Because the longstanding problems in water and sanitation have not been solved using existing approaches, we expect that new solutions, including new waste conversion technologies, data-driven business concepts, and social science innovations, will arise out of this interdisciplinary focus.

Other Work/Responsibilities
Minimum Education/Experience

Minimum requirements include a Ph.D. in a relevant field from an accredited institution by date of hire.

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 that have demonstrated interdisciplinary collaborations that cut across academic units.

Inclusiveness and diversity are academic imperatives and thus university goals. The University is particularly interested in candidates with experience in working with students from diverse backgrounds and who have a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for students from underrepresented groups.

Required License or Certification

N/A

Special Instructions

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and contact information for references. Applicants should also submit a vision statement that discusses how the applicant would fit and work within the Global WaSH cluster, and identifies a potential home department. Additional materials may be required upon request. While a comprehensive review of applications will begin immediately, this is a long-term posting and will remain open until all positions are filled. Target start dates are August 2016; however, other start times may be negotiated. Questions about the positions may be directed to Dr. Francis de los Reyes, fldelosr@ncsu.edu, (919) 515-7416.

Job Open Date 10/29/2015
Must Be Open Until

Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.
11/25/2015
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No
Proposed Hire Date 08/16/2016
AA/EOE

NC State University 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, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at www.wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Supplemental Question

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU Website
    • NCSU Executive Search Services
    • Monster.com
    • CareerBuilder.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
    • Job / Career Fair
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Journal
    • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
    • Professional Organization
    • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
    • NCSU Employee Referral
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
    • Other
  2. If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you (or will you by date of hire) possess a Ph.D. in a field relevant to the Global WaSH cluster?
    • Yes, I currently possess a Ph.D. in a field relevant to the Global WaSH cluster
    • Yes, I will possess by date of hire a Ph.D. in a field relevant to the Global WaSH cluster
    • No, I do not (and will not by date of hire) possess a Ph.D. in a field related to the Global WaSH cluster

Application Materials Required

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact Information for References
  4. Other Document (1)
Optional Documents