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The Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering and Technology at East Carolina University announce a major cross-college cluster hire in Water Resources. The initial senior hire, whose position will begin August 13, 2018, could be tenured in either the Department of Geography, Planning, and Environment, the Department of Geological Sciences, or the Department of Chemistry. The senior scholar will lead searches for additional faculty in the above named departments as well as the Department of Engineering in the College of Engineering and Technology.

In addition to developing and managing collaborative externally-funded research projects, the individual will teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the candidate’s area of expertise and provide service to ECU and the profession. The faculty member will also be expected to take a leadership role in the Water Resources Cluster and as such would have a reduced teaching role commensurate with a sustained successful research track-record and effective management of the cluster.

We seek individuals with an appreciation for the nature of the water resource management issues stemming from political, social, economic, and engineering factors that, on one hand, contribute to these problems, and on the other, hold the keys to their solutions. The cluster hires will quickly align themselves to collaborate with current researchers in various disciplines to build on existing research, but more importantly, to help it move in new directions and to explore new research opportunities.