[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant Professor - Environmental Sciences (Off-shore Resources Cluster), University of North Carolina Wilmington

Christine Wiedinmyer Christine.Wiedinmyer at Colorado.EDU
Wed Feb 14 19:54:58 MST 2018

Assistant Professor - Environmental Sciences (Off-shore Resources Cluster)
University of North Carolina Wilmington


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Assistant Professor - Environmental Sciences (Off-shore Resources Cluster)


Environmental Sciences - 32351

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Location of Workplace

Main UNCW Campus

Summary of Position

The University of North Carolina Wilmington is hiring faculty for interdisciplinary clusters to strengthen its academic offerings and research mission in coastal and marine sciences. The goal of these efforts is to bring together a core group of faculty who work across traditional curricular and research boundaries to strengthen UNCW's established excellence in coastal and marine sciences.
Consistent with the Department of Environmental Sciences' increasing emphasis on sustainability, the department is hiring a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Renewable Energy Science and Policy beginning August 2018. (This position will complement a cluster hire in the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences with expertise related to the application of geosciences to resources and energy.)
The hire will develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in renewable energy science and policy, in addition to supporting the current environmental sciences curriculum. Furthermore, this hire will engage in an active agenda of publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and generation of externally-funded research.

Minimum Requirements

Candidates for the Renewable Energy Science and Policy position must have completed a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in a natural science or engineering field by August 2018.
The Department seeks candidates with a science background and a current focus on policy who enjoy interdisciplinary collaboration in a supportive academic environment. The successful candidate must demonstrate excellent, dynamic teaching, an ability to publish in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and the ability to generate externally-funded research.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates with corporate or government agency experience in renewable energy and who meet the other selection criteria are encouraged to apply.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Department of Environmental Sciences is a community of scholars focused upon the relationship between humans, other organisms, and the physical, chemical, and biological aspects that influence both natural and built environments. The department is interdisciplinary, drawing upon the resources of many related fields to provide the rigorous analysis necessary to understand environmental problems and formulate environmentally-sound solutions.

College/School Information

At UNCW, the College of Arts and Sciences provides the vital foundation for the university's pursuit of excellence. Through our teaching, we educate students for lives of fulfillment in the twenty-first century. Through our research, we advance the state of knowledge and creativity in the arts and sciences. And through our outreach, we improve the quality of life in Southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

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 nearly 16,000 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, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. 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 persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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

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