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Department: 112101 - Applied Ecology
Location: Raleigh, NC
Essential Job Duties:
The Department of Applied Ecology at NC State University seeks an Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist of Environmental Health and Risk Assessment. This faculty position will integrate with our Extension Toxicology focal area, and provide expertise and collaboration that will benefit the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and our stakeholders.
In particular, this position will fill a major gap in current expertise in human health and risk assessment by extending research, translation, and mitigation strategies related to contemporary topics of concern to North Carolina citizens (and people throughout the region and nation) such as coal ash, GenX, harmful algal blooms, pharmaceuticals and personal care products, endocrine disrupting compounds, excess nutrients and microbes, and aquatic diseases. North Carolina faces immediate and long-term challenges connected to a substantial number of agricultural and environmental contaminants and there is a strong need to better communicate with our stakeholders and the general public to help them understand, manage and mitigate associated risks.
This faculty position will be instrumental in the process of connecting stakeholders with NC State University scientists in times of crisis (e.g., major storms that lead to flood events and spread contaminants), as novel concerns are identified and studied (e.g., GenX), and as ongoing changes to our environment influence human and environmental health and well-being. For example, home garden plants, row crops, or livestock being grown with contaminated soil or contaminated water could be assessed and communicated by this faculty position.
This position will bridge CALS focal areas such as water, soil, and food production (crops, livestock, fish) and will bring the human health risk expertise to our existing strengths in aquatic health risk assessment. As a faculty member, this position will compete for extramural funding in the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and other federal or state-related programs that are currently outside of our purview, but needed by CALS.
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.
Requires doctor’s degree, an equivalent degree, or equivalent professional experience.
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Position Number: 00004640
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