Assistant Professor – Earth and Ocean Sciences (Ocean Observing or Paleoceanography) – University of North Carolina Wilmington

The Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of North Carolina Wilmington ( invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in either Ocean Observing OR Paleoceanography to begin August 2020. This hire will strengthen UNCW’s established excellence in coastal and marine sciences joining >70 current coastal and marine science affiliated faculty at UNCW. Ocean Observing – we seek an individual with expertise using in situ ocean observing technologies to study the physical processes in coastal and continental shelf environments. The ideal candidate will have research interests using these observations to better understand the response of coastal waters to seasonal and/or event-scale forcing (e.g., hurricanes, storms, oil spills, HABs). Instrumentation could include underwater autonomous gliders, drifters, profilers, etc. Paleoceanography – we seek an individual who combines expertise in field-based techniques with quantitative analysis of paleoenvironmental proxy records (preferably geochemical) from ocean archives. The ideal candidate will be a sea-going scientist that uses proxies to study past oceanographic or climatic variability.

Minimum Requirements:
Ph.D. in oceanography, marine science, or related disciplines, is required.

The successful candidate for this position will: 1) be committed to exceptional teaching at the introductory level and the ability to teach upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in oceanography and in their area of specialty; 2) support the established undergraduate and graduate degree programs within Earth and Ocean Sciences; 3) establish and maintain a vigorous externally-funded research program that engages students; and 4) have the potential to collaborate in research with existing faculty in the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, as well as across the coastal and marine sciences at UNCW, and associated government and agencies.

Priority Consideration Date: 11/30/2019

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