The College of Arts and Sciences at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is recruiting five tenure-track faculty at the assistant or associate professor rank. We seek scholars who will make transformative contributions to Carolina’s new Environment, Ecology, and Energy Program (E3P). Candiates from the social and natural sciences are encouraged to apply; faculty will hold an appointment in an appropriate academic department. Priority will be given to candidates with a demonstrated capacity to stimulate interdisciplinary collaborations.
The five positions are
Cities and Critical Infrastructure: sustainable cities and infrastructure needs for cities of the future.
Energy and Energy Analytics: emergent renewable energy resources or technologies, including modeling and data analytics.
Environment, Development, and Economics: public policy and/or applied economics of environment and development or environment and inequality, especially related to energy, environment, or water.
Inequality and the Environment: social and environmental issues related to inequality, vulnerability, and the growing need to address gaps in knowledge and uneven access to resources or services.
Water Resources and Hydrology: the impacts of climate, pollution, and land use to the hydrologic cycle.
We are committed to increasing diversity. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
About University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The Department of Anthropology at UNC Chapel Hill fosters an environment where several different topics and approaches coexist and intersect. Beginning with the adoption of the "Carolina Model" in the early 1980s, which substituted three thematic concentrations (History, Meaning, and Materiality; Social Formations and Processes; Ecology and Evolution) for formal sub-disciplinary specialties, the department has pursued alternatives to conventional disciplinary definitions and divisions, while maintaining an atmosphere of mutual respect and collegial exchange. The goals of this approach are to permit crosscutting research on the part of graduate students, to encourage engagement with other programs and interdisciplinary units on campus and to allow interest groups to form around particular problems as they emerge. Within this larger, open structure, the department maintains strong collective interest in issues of globalization, nature and the environment, public anthropology, cultural studies and political economy. It also features strong collective interest in the regional study of North America (particularly the southern United States), Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as ...Europe and Asia (particularly Southeast Asia). None of these interests are exclusive, however, and faculty members work on a variety of topics in a variety of settings. Recently, a number of working groups have also developed within the department, including one devoted to the study of social movements and one to the study of culture change, the environment and health. The department also includes programs in medical anthropology and archaeology, the latter in close association with the Research Laboratories of Archaeology.