Department Head Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Raleigh, North Carolina (US)
based on qualifications
October 05 2018
Department Head Marine, Earth and Atmospheric
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences (MEAS) at North Carolina State University (NC State) invites applications for the position of Department Head.

The appointment will be at the level of tenured full professor.  


We seek an ambitious and innovative leader with a creative sustainable vision for a multidisciplinary geoscience department at a large land-grant university that has a broad campus-wide environment of exciting environmental research and teaching.

Potential candidates must have strong organizational and leadership skills, a distinguished record of research in the geosciences,  strong commitments to diversity as well as graduate and undergraduate education, and a broad understanding of geosciences (marine, earth, and/or atmospheric).  A PhD in a relevant discipline and research experience in geosciences is required. Prior successful administrative or programmatic leadership experience is expected.

The successful applicant will be an advocate for the research and teaching missions of the department, will work to grow productive collaborations with groups both on campus and off, and will focus on achieving department goals with outstanding quality.

Located in the College of Sciences at NC State, MEAS is one of the largest multidisciplinary geoscience departments in the nation. MEAS is one of six NC State departments with a presence at the NC State Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST), a coastal and marine science research facility located on Bogue Sound in Morehead City, NC ( MEAS faculty also participate in the recently established Center for Geospatial Analytics Additional information about MEAS and its facilities can be found at

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2018; the position will remain open until filled. Applications must be submitted online at (position number 00001300), and must include a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, contact information for references and  individual statements of leadership, teaching, research and commitment to diversity.

Founded in 1887, NC State is a land-grant institution distinguished by its exceptional quality of research, teaching, extension, and public service.  Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, NC State is the largest university in North Carolina, with more than 34,000 students and 8,000 faculty and staff. National rankings consistently rate Raleigh and its surrounding region among the five best places in the country to live and work, with a highly educated workforce, moderate weather, reasonable cost of living, and a welcoming environment. A collaborative, supportive environment for business and innovation and research collaborations with area universities and the Research Triangle Park are compelling reasons for relocation to the area.