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Department: 140301 - Civil Const & Environ Engineer
Location: Wanchese, NC
Essential Job Duties:
The NCROEP Director position may include appointment as a professor of the practice, or for a candidate with an exceptional record of scholarship, appointment as a tenure-track associate or full professor. The Director's home department will be the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at North Carolina State University (http://www.ce.ncsu.edu/). The position will be located at the Coastal Studies Institute on ECU's Outer Banks Campus in Wanchese, on the North Carolina coast.
Leadership: In conjunction with the CSI Executive Director and CSI Advisory Board of Directors, the selected candidate will serve as part of the CSI Leadership team to revisit and implement the program's strategic plan and vision. This individual will advise, develop, facilitate, direct and evaluate research, academic education and outreach programs in relevant topical areas. This position is the primary point of contact for the ocean energy programmatic areas at CSI, which requires extensive interaction with relevant stakeholders, including industry, NGO's, government agencies, university faculty throughout North Carolina, and local communities.
Research: The successful candidate is expected to provide strategic direction for research in coastal engineering and ocean energy and to facilitate and administer interdisciplinary proposals and research among cooperating researchers from partner universities and disciplines. Outreach/Service: The successful candidate is expected to engage with the local and regional community to participate in research activities and disseminate research findings; to identify emerging research issues, to facilitate stakeholder input on research findings and research agendas and to promote solutions derived from research to the broader decision-making communities. It is also expected that this individual will work closely with local, state and federal agencies and funding organizations, both by serving on advisory committees as well as by responding to research issues identified by those organizations.
Teaching: The successful candidate is expected to organize selected seminars, field courses and training programs, and may contribute to graduate coursework offered within ECU's Integrated Coastal Programs and/or coursework at NC State.
Require post-baccalaureate credentials or a bachelor's degree plus alternative or equivalent professional training and experience may be substituted for the advanced degree on an exceptional basis.
The successful candidate will have experience in the administration of large research initiatives in coastal engineering and ocean energy, a strong record of scholarly research, and a track record of working with relevant state and federal funding agencies. The applicant should have experience in multidisciplinary research, as well as the ability to manage and administer the budget of a program that involves multiple sub-contracts. Demonstrated strength and experience in leadership roles, public service, leading collaborative efforts, as well as exceptional written and verbal communication skills, are required.
Candidates with government and/or relevant industry experience are encouraged to apply.
Relevant fields or areas of expertise may include one or more of the following: the development and testing of marine hydrokinetic devices including hydraulic performance, power transmission and thermodynamic processes of energy conversion; interaction mechanics of near and offshore infrastructure with waves and currents including soil and structure interaction, coastal margin dynamics, sediment transport, and evolving landforms; and long term performance and materials durability aspects of energy harvesting equipment.
Required license or certification:
North Carolina Driver's License required within 30 days of start date and must be maintained as a condition of employment.
Position Number: 00100903
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