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Assistant Professor in Coastal Resources Management

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Title Assistant Professor in Coastal Resources Management
Department Environmental Studies - 32351
Vacancy Number 16F-069
Position Number 6798
Location of Workplace Main UNCW Campus
Summary of Position

The Department of Environmental Studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington is seeking applicants for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor faculty position in Coastal Resources Management. The candidate will have the ability to teach and conduct research within the interdisciplinary context of current coastal ecosystems and resource management with an environmental science focus. Teaching duties include undergraduate and graduate courses from introductory to upper-level, including the ability to teach large-sized undergraduate courses and develop courses in his or her area of expertise. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop a vigorous, extramurally-funded research program that complements the interdisciplinary focus of the department, and develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses within this field as well as supporting the current environmental science curriculum.

Minimum Requirements

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in a coastal science-related discipline completed by the start date, with a record of publication and the ability to generate externally funded research. Familiarity with federal and state coastal regulatory programs is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in modern analytical techniques and a research program that focuses on coastal ecosystems and their associated resource management issues.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Department of Environmental Studies is designed to give students the depth of intellectual and analytical skills along with the scholarly background necessary to understand and solve environmental problems. The program is interdisciplinary, drawing upon the resources of many related fields to provide the rigorous analysis necessary to understand environmental problems and formulate decisions that are environmentally sound.

College/School Information

The College of Arts and Sciences is UNCW’s largest academic unit, employing 450 full-time and 150 part-time faculty members and awarding approximately three quarters of the university’s academic credits. Ours is a comprehensive arts & sciences college comprising the arts, the humanities, the mathematical and natural sciences, and the social and behavioral sciences.

The College’s twenty-two departments offer a variety of undergraduate majors leading to the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Fine Arts, the Bachelor of Music, and the Bachelor of Science. The College also offers a full complement of minors, including interdisciplinary minors such as African-American studies, Asian studies, forensic science, Latin American studies, Native American studies, and women’s studies, among others.

Applied learning is a hallmark of the student experience in the College of Arts and Sciences. Each of the College’s departments requires an applied learning experience as a part of the curriculum for its undergraduate majors. Examples include faculty-directed research, internships, service learning, and capstone courses and projects, all of which challenge students to integrate various stands of knowledge and to apply that knowledge to broader, real-world or real disciplinary situations. Through applied learning, students in the college gain direct hands-on experience with the skills of their major fields as an essential part of their preparation for life and career.

In addition to its undergraduate major and minor programs, the College is chiefly responsible for the curriculum that comprises the university’s University Studies Program, through which all UNCW undergraduates gain a foundation in the liberal arts and develop the transferable skills essential for life in the twenty-first century. The College strives in its undergraduate programs and in its University Study offerings to nurture creative thinking, intellectual curiosity, and academic integrity in students while providing them with a solid foundation of knowledge in their chosen fields. Upon completion of their undergraduate studies, College of Arts and Sciences students will have the necessary preparation for rewarding careers, advanced study, effective citizenship, and meaningful lives

Graduate programs in the college are designed to develop intellectual competence and to prepare the student for careers in business, industry, government, teaching, or for further study at the doctoral level.

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with over 14,000 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology and educational leadership, UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

EEO Statement

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicant Instructions
Position Type Permanent
Anticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited Positions
Job Posting Date 10/24/2016
Priority Consideration Date 12/01/2016
Priority Consideration Information

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Address application documents to Dr. Devon Eulie

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vita
  3. List of 3 Professional References
Optional Documents

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