[ES_JOBS_NET] Position Title: Assistant Professor - Geography & Geology

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Thu Nov 19 16:47:29 MST 2015

*Position Title: Assistant Professor - Geography & Geology*

Department: Geography and Geology - 32341

Vacancy Number: 16F-023

Position Number: 6018

Location of Workplace: Main UNCW Campus

*Summary of Position:* The Department of Geography and Geology at the
University of North Carolina Wilmington (http://www.uncw.edu/earsci)
invites applications for a tenure-track position to begin August 2016 in
Hydrogeology at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. We seek a
geologist specializing in hydrogeology with an emphasis on coastal settings
to support our link between Earth and ocean sciences. The successful
candidate will be a dynamic and engaging individual who will: 1) be
committed to exceptional teaching at the introductory level, including
oversight of laboratory sections, and teach upper-level undergraduate and
graduate courses in his or her specialty; 2) support both our
professional-track BS and MS Geoscience degrees by developing and nurturing
connections in the professional community that enhance our students’
education; 3) establish and maintain a vigorous research program with
significant field and quantitative components that involves undergraduate
and graduate students; and 4) have the potential to collaborate in research
with existing faculty in the Department of Geography and Geology.

*Minimum Requirements:* A Ph.D. in geology or a related discipline is

*Preferred Qualifications:* The incumbent is expected to have expertise in
subsurface hydrology, including measurement and modeling of groundwater
flow, reactive transport modeling, and/or remote sensing of groundwater.
Research areas may include, but are not limited to, local and
regional-scale groundwater dynamics and groundwater quality; surface
water-groundwater interactions; the impact of climate change on groundwater
recharge, storage and use; or groundwater transport of contaminants.

*Primary Function of Organizational Unit:* The department of Geography and
Geology offers the following degrees: B.S. in geology and oceanography,
M.S. and B.A. in geosciences, B.A. in geography, and a Graduate Certificate
in GIS. UNCW maintains a wide range of research laboratories on the main
campus and at the Center for Marine Science.

*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. 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

            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:* To apply, complete the online application at
http://jobs.uncw.edu. A letter of application, brief statements of teaching
and research interests, a curriculum vitae, and contact information
including e-mail addresses for three professional references should be
uploaded as MS Word or PDF files. For questions about the position contact
search committee chair Dr. Scott Nooner, nooners at uncw.edu, (910) 962-2352.
For questions about the online application process contact Ms. Alex Lee,
leea at uncw.edu, (910) 962-3462. Priority consideration will be given to
applications received by January 4, 2016, but applications will be accepted
until the position is filled.

*Position Type:* Permanent

*Job Posting Date:* 11/11/2015

*Priority Consideration Date:* 01/04/2016

*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. Scott Nooner

Dr. Narcisa Pricope
Assistant professor
Department of Geography and Geology
Chair, Human Dimensions of Global Change (HDGC) AAG Specialty Group
University of North Carolina Wilmington
601 S College Rd., Wilmington NC, USA
Website: http://people.uncw.edu/pricopen/index.html
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