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Visiting Assistant Professor - Earth and Ocean Sciences

The Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences within the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina Wilmington is seeking two nine-month non-tenure track visiting assistant professors in Earth and Ocean Sciences. This is a two year, fixed-term appointment opportunity starting August 2021 and ending May 2023.

The Department seeks to hire earth and ocean scientists to teach introductory courses in weather and climate, natural hazards, and/or oceanography and courses in their specialty that align with existing department programs in geography, geology, geosciences, and oceanography.

This position carries a teaching load of 12 contact hours per semester. Selected candidates will engage in departmental meetings, committees, and special project work to further goals of the department.

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Closing Date January 15, 2021

UNCW is located five miles from the Atlantic Ocean on a beautiful 656-acre campus in the historic port city of Wilmington, North Carolina, on the Cape Fear River. The University currently enrolls approximately 17,000 students. For further information about UNCW, please visit

UNCW actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified individuals from all racial, ethnic, or other minority groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.