The Department of Coastal Studies, in East Carolina University’s Integrated Coastal Programs, seeks to appoint a social scientist at Assistant or Associate Professor level with an active, interdisciplinary research program focusing on coastal and marine environmental issues. Scholars from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. This tenure-track position is part of a major ECU investment in research and teaching programs focused on natural, social, physical, and engineered dimensions of ocean margins.
We seek creative, rigorous scholars with interests in working across disciplinary boundaries to shed light on complex problems resulting from the interaction of people and the natural environment. Although this is a research-focused position, the new faculty member will also teach and mentor students in the department’s interdisciplinary and research-intensive Integrated Coastal Sciences PhD program (https://coastal.ecu.edu/coastalstudies/integrated-coastal-sciences/) and develop classes at ECU’s Outer Banks campus. This position is an opportunity to be part of an exciting and dynamic new enterprise in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment. The successful candidate will be expected to build a strong externally funded research program; provide professional service; teach and develop courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels; and develop research collaborations and synergistic activities with other faculty members of DCS, ECU, and partner institutions. The faculty position will be located at ECU’s Outer Banks Campus on Roanoke Island.
Doctoral degree in Anthropology, Economics, Environmental Science, Political Science, Social Psychology, Sociology, Geography, or other social or interdisciplinary science.
Disciplinary background for this position is open. Examples of disciplinary backgrounds may include anthropology, economics, environmental science, political science, social psychology, or sociology.
We anticipate that the selected candidate will have a solid background in the application of quantitative and qualitative methods to contemporary theoretical and practical research questions. Additional qualifications include the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate classes related to coastal issues, evidence of working on interdisciplinary research projects, and a record of publishing and securing external funding for their own research and for student research.