Assistant Professor – UNCW

The Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography ( at the University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in physical oceanography at the assistant professor level starting August 2017. Applicants with research interests in any aspect of physical oceanography are encouraged. The department currently has faculty with research interests in surf zone dynamics, large scale distributions of sea surface salinity and its relation to the global water cycle, and remote sensing of ocean color in the coastal zone. The chosen candidate will be expected to excel in teaching basic physics at the introductory level and advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in areas of physical oceanography of interest to them; and to engage students in research at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Additionally, expectations for this position include maintaining a strong externally-funded research program and providing service to the department and university. Degree programs offered by the department include a bachelor of science in physics with a concentration in physical oceanography, a master of science in marine science and a pending PhD program in coastal integrative marine science.

Minimum Requirements

  • A doctoral degree in physical oceanography or a closely related field is required at the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A physical oceanographer who can excel at teaching undergraduate and graduate students in basic physics and physical oceanography. Must be able to develop an active externally-funded research program involving both undergraduate and graduate students.

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