Department of Environmental Studies

Assistant Professor - Coastal Processes and Policy

Vacancy: #13F006
Position # 2008

Tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Coastal Processes and Policy. Start date is August 2013.

The University of North Carolina Wilmington seeks a tenure-track faculty who will be responsible for developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in coastal processes and natural resource policy as well as supporting the current environmental studies curriculum.  Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in GIS/remote sensing and with a research program that focuses on current environmental problems associated with coastal environments in one or more southeastern U.S. ecosystems.  The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. or ABD (finishing within the first academic year of employment) in environmental science, coastal processes and policy, or related discipline, have a strong commitment to teaching, and be able to develop a dynamic research program.  Successful candidates will have the ability to teach and conduct research within the interdisciplinary context of the fields of coastal processes and current coastal management, policies, and practices with an Environmental Studies focus. Teaching duties include introductory courses as well as upper division courses, and additional upper level and graduate courses developed in his or her area of expertise.

UNCW is located five miles from the Atlantic Ocean on a beautiful 656-acre campus in the historic port city of Wilmington on the Cape Fear River. The University currently enrolls more than 13,000 students. Further information about UNCW and the Department of Environmental Studies can be accessed at

To apply please visit the Web at A letter of interest, curriculum vitae and contact information must be attached to the online application system – not e-mailed, mailed or faxed. Adobe PDF or Word format documents are required. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by December 1, 2012 but they will be accepted until the position is filled. The position starts August 2013. For questions regarding the online application system contact Jennifer Coombs in Human Resources at 910.962.3196 or

UNCW is an EEO/AA Employer. 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 are strongly encouraged to apply.

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