Assistant Professor of Ecology

North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC
$80,000 - $90,000 plus benefits
July 27 2017
Life Sciences, Ecology
Position Type
Full Time
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Assistant Professor of Ecology

Department of Applied Ecology

North Carolina State University


The Department of Applied Ecology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University (NCSU) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Ecology at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are seeking an ecologist who will study the effects of land-use change, pollution, or other human-mediated stressors on organisms, populations, communities, or ecosystems in terrestrial or aquatic environments. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research, teaching, or Extension activities relate to urban systems in some way. Individuals who use a diversity of approaches in their work, including field observations, model ecosystems, or laboratory experiments that utilize state-of-the-art techniques to solve natural resource ecology and management problems, are especially encouraged to apply. Opportunities for collaboration exist across other departments and colleges at NCSU, as well as with the Southeast Climate Science Center, the North Carolina Museum of Sciences, the Center for Marine Sciences and Technology, and the Office of Public Science. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and/or graduate courses in the applicant’s area of research expertise, with 30% effort in engagement with the public through the formal Extension system or other outreach approaches. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous, extramurally funded research program that enhances existing strengths in Applied Ecology at NCSU.  Individuals with post-doctoral and prior teaching experiences are preferred. To apply, please go to and search for position number 00105621. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, statements of research (2 pages), Extension/outreach (1 page), and teaching interests (1 page), and names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on September 8, 2017. For questions about this position, please contact Rebecca Irwin, at

NC State 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.