Cluster Hires in Global Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WaSH)

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, NC, US

The Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program, North Carolina (NC) State
University is bringing some of the best and brightest minds to join NC State
University’s interdisciplinary efforts to solve some of the globe’s most
significant problems. Guided by a strong strategic plan and an aggressive
vision, the cluster hiring program is adding new faculty members in select
fields to add more breadth and depth to NC State’s already-strong efforts.
The Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program marks a major initiative of the
university’s strategic plan, The Pathway to the Future. We invite you to
explore the Chancellor?s Faculty Excellence Program and this cluster at

NC State University provides a dynamic environment for research, teaching,
mentoring, and collaboration across disciplines. Our location in the Research
Triangle provides rich opportunities for interactions with industry, research
organizations, other universities, and government agencies.

Essential Job Duties
As part of the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program, North Carolina (NC)
State University is building a research cluster focused on Global Water,
Sanitation, and Hygiene (Global WaSH). We are in the process of hiring
innovative and transformative academic leaders whose scholarship will advance
NC State?s position as a national leader in multidisciplinary water and
environmental research, education, and outreach that can be harnessed to
develop scalable water and sanitation solutions in underserved areas around
the world. The aim of the Global WaSH Faculty Cluster is to position NC State
as a leading university in the US conducting critical research and teaching
in vital and complex water and sanitation issues. The Global WaSH Cluster
will create exciting, innovative, and novel scholarship that reflects the
realities and complexities of resource constraints, human aspirations, and
cultural diversity. The Global WaSH cluster will comprise a group of highly
promising and leading faculty members who will address the scientific,
social, and policy issues associated with providing sustainable water and
sanitation in underserved communities. We expect faculty in the cluster to
establish an active research and teaching collaboratorium across multiple
departments and colleges focusing on WaSH issues. The positions in this
cluster offer dynamic, forward-thinking faculty a unique opportunity to
integrate with, and expand upon, NC State’s considerable expertise in order
to develop world-class research and academic initiatives around the broad
theme of Global WaSH. To date we have hired specialists in WaSH Economics,
Science, and Engineering.

To complement this group, we seek a social scientist whose work will
contribute to interdisciplinary collaborations and is anchored in underserved
communities. Training in either qualitative or quantitative methodologies
would be welcome as would a disciplinary background in fields such as
anthropology, environmental sciences, history, international development,
policy science, and public health. Specific research approaches may include,
but are not limited to, environmental justice/equity design and evaluation of
behavioral and community interventions, and the science and technology of
water provision or human waste management. Geographic expertise is expected
in the Global South, with some preference for regions with the greatest needs
in the WaSH domain. Rank is open with some preference for candidates
positioned to take on leadership roles within the cluster.

Minimum Education/Experience
Minimum requirements include a Ph.D. in a relevant field from an accredited
institution.The candidates should have a strong capacity to teach at both the
undergraduate and graduate levels, including the capacity to mentor doctoral
students and postdoctoral fellows. Priority will be given to candidates who
show evidence of capacity for international work as well as interdisciplinary
collaboration that cuts across academic units. Inclusiveness and diversity
are academic imperatives and thus university goals. The University is
particularly interested in candidates with experience working with students
from diverse backgrounds and who have a demonstrated commitment to improving
access to higher education for students from underrepresented groups.

Special Instructions
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and contact
information for three references. Applicants should also submit a vision
statement that discusses how the applicant would fit and work within the
Global WaSH cluster, and that identifies potential home departments in the
College of Natural Resources or the College of Humanities and Social
Sciences. Materials for consideration will be accepted electronically via

A comprehensive review of applications will begin on 1 May and continue until
the positions are filled. Questions about the positions may be directed to
Dr. Francis de los Reyes, [email protected], (919) 515-7416.

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age,
sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a
disability, or status as a protected veteran. Persons with disabilities
requiring accommodations in the application process please call (919)