The Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences (http://www.ecu.edu/cs-cas) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in social science survey research methods and big data analytics to begin August 12, 2019. The successful applicant will serve as an affiliated scholar with the College's Center for Survey Research (CSR; http://surveyresearch.ecu.edu) and will join the faculty in one of the following departments: Anthropology; Criminal Justice; Economics; Geography, Planning, and Environment; History; Political Science; Psychology; or Sociology. The successful candidate will be expected to offer innovative ideas about how to incorporate big data analysis with existing CSR projects, such as its Life, Liberty, and Happiness Project (https://surveyresearch.ecu.edu/lifelibertyhappiness). Candidates must be committed to quality teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and be willing to develop curriculum and teach courses in survey research methods, with the goal of creating expanded research opportunities for students at the CSR and in their home department. Service to the university, community and profession is expected.
ECU seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff, and administration. To promote the university's diversity goal, the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences values diversity and strongly encourages applications from women, people of color, and historically underrepresented groups.
Special Instructions To Application:
To apply, complete a candidate profile and submit a letter of interest, a CV, contact information for three current references, and a sample of current scholarship online at http://jobs.ecu.edu. Also, arrange for three current letters of reference to be sent to: Dr. Peter Francia, Search Committee Chair, Brewster A-124, Mail Stop 564, Department of Political Science, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858. Review of applications will begin on December 8, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Official transcript is required upon employment. Inquiries about the position can be addressed to Dr. Peter L. Francia, Director of the Center for Survey Research, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A PhD in Anthropology, Criminal Justice or Criminology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science or Government, Psychology, Sociology, or Urban Planning is required. Qualifying degrees must be conferred by an appropriately accredited institution. The successful candidate is expected to establish a collaborative, synergistic, productive, and externally funded research program, and to be an excellent teacher at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 600059
Organizational Unit Overview:
East Carolina University (http://www.ecu.edu) is a Doctoral/Research-Intensive University, and a member of the 17-campus University of North Carolina System. The University enrolls around 29,000 students, with over 5,500 pursuing graduate and professional degrees. ECU is located in Greenville, NC (pop. 91,500), which lies about 80 miles east of Raleigh and a short distance from the Atlantic coast. The Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences is home to 16 academic departments. Harriot College faculty are well recognized on campus, nationally, and internationally for their efforts in research, teaching, and service, as evidenced by publications in leading journals, and by the numerous awards and professional appointments that they have received. Harriot College departments offer degrees at the bachelor's level, and in some departments at the master's and doctoral levels. The College's Center for Survey Research serves public agencies, private clients, university scholars, and students with questionnaire development and design, sampling strategies, data collection, and statistical analysis. It also conducts research for public education and outreach.
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