Coastal Resource and Energy Systems

Friday, December 1, 2017
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Assistant Professor
Job Institution: 
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Job Description: 

The University of North Carolina Wilmington is hiring faculty for multiple 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. In support of this effort, we seek faculty in the area of Coastal Resource and Energy Systems to begin in August 2018. We invite applications from: 1) individuals in the fields of renewable energy science and policy, and 2) geoscientists with expertise applicable to resources and energy. These two hires will join almost 70 current coastal and marine science affiliated faculty, in addition to the five other hires for two other clusters (biotechnology, and observation and modelling) at UNCW. Specifically, for the Coastal Resource and Energy Systems cluster, we seek:

1. Tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences with expertise in Renewable Energy Science and Policy. Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in a natural science or engineering field. The department seeks candidates with a science background and a current focus on renewable energy policy. Candidates with corporate or government agency experience in renewable energy and who meet the other selection criteria are encouraged to apply. To apply, visit

2. Tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences with expertise related to the Application of Geosciences to Resources and Energy. Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in Earth or ocean science, or related discipline. Research interests could include, but are not limited to, marine mineral resources, offshore sand resources and/or beach re-nourishment, wind and other related energy resources, and infrastructure development and maintenance. A geographic focus on the southeastern United States nearshore to continental shelf is preferable, but not required. The preferred applicant is expected to utilize cutting-edge geotechnical approaches in their research and possess the ability to incorporate these approaches into department curriculum. To apply, visit

The successful candidate for either position will: 1) be committed to exceptional teaching at the introductory level, including oversight of laboratory sections, and the ability to teach upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in his or her specialty; 2) support the established undergraduate and graduate degree programs in their home department; 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 Departments of Earth and Ocean Sciences and Environmental Sciences, as well as across the coastal and marine sciences at UNCW, and associated government agencies.

To apply, please visit 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. Letters of reference and academic transcripts will be requested of those candidates invited to interview. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by January 15, 2018, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For questions regarding the online application system contact Human Resources at UNCW.

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 16,500 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.