Faculty Openings

Faculty Position in Marine Policy and Governance

Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment invites applications for a faculty position in Marine Policy and Governance. We seek a social scientist working on marine issues, broadly construed, at the local, regional, national, or international level. We welcome applications from candidates with a PhD in any social science discipline, or related fields such as law.

This position will be based in the Division of Marine Science and Conservation and located at the Duke University Marine Laboratory, a vibrant intellectual community of social and natural scientist faculty, researchers, and students situated in the coastal town of Beaufort, North Carolina.

The mission of the Nicholas School is to create knowledge and leaders of consequence for a sustainable future. Our focus is on leadership in education, research, and service to understand environmental processes and their human and policy dimensions, broadly framed. We are particularly interested in individuals with new, critical insights and perspectives on human-environment interactions and how these might be improved, now and for future generations.

The successful candidate will have a highly promising or distinguished record of research, or equivalent contributions to practice, and a demonstrated record or exceptional promise of extramural funding, achievement and leadership in the field. The Duke University Marine Lab offers undergraduate and graduate level academic programs, and candidates should have experience or show potential to teach in dynamic, inter-disciplinary, small class environments. Candidates should be enthusiastic about working in an interdisciplinary setting that includes natural and social scientists.

The Duke University Marine Laboratory hosts a year round student population of undergraduate, masters, and PhD students. The candidate will be expected to teach and mentor students at all levels, but particularly our professional masters students who typically pursue careers in government and non-government agencies, or in the private sector.

The appointment may be made at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure track) or the level of an Assistant or Associate Professor of the Practice (renewable term appointment).

Interested individuals should send curriculum vitae and a summary of research and/or practice and teaching interests as a single PDF, and have three referees send letters of recommendation via e-mail to:

Laura Turcotte, ljturco@duke.edu
Search Committee, Marine Governance
Nicholas School of the Environment 
Duke University

The search committee will begin reviewing applications on October 31, 2013; the search will remain open until the position is filled.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer.


Faculty of Excellence Initiative

The Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University seeks outstanding scholars with exceptional records or promise of interdisciplinary research, productivity, creativity, vision, and leadership.

The mission of the Nicholas School of the Environment is to create knowledge and leaders of consequence for a sustainable future. Our focus is on leadership in education, research, and service to understand environmental processes, to understand human behavior related to the environment, and to inform society about the conservation and enhancement of our environment and natural resources for future generations. In keeping with our interdisciplinary culture, we seek individuals with exceptional promise or demonstrated leadership whose work spans disciplinary boundaries (earth system science, environmental life sciences, environmental social sciences) on the general themes of marine science and governance, environmental health, biodiversity and ecosystem services, and energy and the environment. Applications are strongly encouraged from members of under-represented populations.

Appointments may be made at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level, and may be based at either Duke’s Durham NC campus or at the Duke Marine Laboratory in Beaufort NC. We seek candidates with a demonstrated record or exceptional promise of achievement, and leadership in their fields of expertise. Candidates will be expected to teach and mentor students at the undergraduate level, professional master and/or doctoral levels, and to support a vigorous, extramurally funded research program.

Please send a statement of interest, including a summary of research and teaching, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three referees as a single PDF file to:

Laura Turcotte, ljturco@duke.edu

Applications will be considered as they are received and the search will remain open until positions are filled.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer.