[ES_JOBS_NET] Position Title: Assistant Professor – Geography & Geology

Position Title: Assistant
Professor – Geography & Geology

 

Department:
Geography and Geology – 32341

Vacancy
Number: 16F-023

Position
Number: 6018

Location
of Workplace: Main UNCW Campus

 

Summary of Position: The Department of Geography and
Geology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington
(http://ift.tt/1jbn5gx) invites applications for a tenure-track position
to begin August 2016 in Hydrogeology at the rank of Assistant or Associate
Professor. We seek a geologist specializing in hydrogeology with an emphasis on
coastal settings to support our link between Earth and ocean sciences. The
successful candidate will be a dynamic and engaging individual who will: 1) be
committed to exceptional teaching at the introductory level, including
oversight of laboratory sections, and teach upper-level undergraduate and
graduate courses in his or her specialty; 2) support both our
professional-track BS and MS Geoscience degrees by developing and nurturing
connections in the professional community that enhance our students’ education;
3) establish and maintain a vigorous research program with significant field
and quantitative components that involves undergraduate and graduate students;
and 4) have the potential to collaborate in research with existing faculty in
the Department of Geography and Geology.

 

Minimum Requirements: A Ph.D. in geology or a related
discipline is required.

 

Preferred Qualifications: The incumbent is expected to
have expertise in subsurface hydrology, including measurement and modeling of
groundwater flow, reactive transport modeling, and/or remote sensing of
groundwater. Research areas may include, but are not limited to, local and
regional-scale groundwater dynamics and groundwater quality; surface
water-groundwater interactions; the impact of climate change on groundwater
recharge, storage and use; or groundwater transport of contaminants.

 

Primary Function of
Organizational Unit:
The department of Geography and Geology offers the following degrees: B.S. in
geology and oceanography, M.S. and B.A. in geosciences, B.A. in geography, and
a Graduate Certificate in GIS. UNCW maintains a wide range of research
laboratories on the main campus and at the Center for Marine Science.

 

College/School Information: The College of Arts and
Sciences is UNCW’s largest academic unit, employing 450 full-time and 150
part-time faculty members and awarding approximately three quarters of the
university’s academic credits. Ours is a comprehensive arts & sciences college
comprising the arts, the humanities, the mathematical and natural sciences, and
the social and behavioral sciences.

The
College’s twenty-two departments offer a variety of undergraduate majors
leading to the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Fine Arts, the Bachelor of
Music, and the Bachelor of Science. The College also offers a full complement
of minors, including interdisciplinary minors such as African-American studies,
Asian studies, forensic science, Latin American studies, Native American studies,
and women’s studies, among others.

            Applied learning is a hallmark of
the student experience in the College of Arts and Sciences. Each of the
College’s departments requires an applied learning experience as a part of the
curriculum for its undergraduate majors. Through applied learning, students in
the college gain direct hands-on experience with the skills of their major
fields as an essential part of their preparation for life and career.

In
addition to its undergraduate major and minor programs, the College is chiefly
responsible for the curriculum that comprises the university’s University
Studies Program, through which all UNCW undergraduates gain a foundation in the
liberal arts and develop the transferable skills essential for life in the
twenty-first century. The College strives in its undergraduate programs and in
its University Study offerings to nurture creative thinking, intellectual
curiosity, and academic integrity in students while providing them with a solid
foundation of knowledge in their chosen fields. Upon completion of their
undergraduate studies, College of Arts and Sciences students will have the
necessary preparation for rewarding careers, advanced study, effective
citizenship, and meaningful lives.

            Graduate programs in the college are
designed to develop intellectual competence and to prepare the student for
careers in business, industry, government, teaching, or for further study at
the doctoral level.

 

University Information: The University of North
Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning
through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A
public institution with over 14,000 students, the university is known for its
superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of
high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral
programs in marine biology and educational leadership, UNCW is consistently
recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by
publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community
Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of
Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community
involvement.

 

EEO Statement: 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, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are
strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Applicant Instructions: To apply, complete the online
application at http://jobs.uncw.edu. A letter of application, brief statements
of teaching and research interests, a curriculum vitae, and contact information
including e-mail addresses for three professional references should be uploaded
as MS Word or PDF files. For questions about the position contact search
committee chair Dr. Scott Nooner, nooners@uncw.edu, (910) 962-2352. For
questions about the online application process contact Ms. Alex Lee,
leea@uncw.edu, (910) 962-3462. Priority consideration will be given to
applications received by January 4, 2016, but applications will be accepted
until the position is filled.

 

Position Type: Permanent

 

Job Posting Date: 11/11/2015

 

Priority Consideration Date: 01/04/2016

 

Priority Consideration
Information:
Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority
Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

Address application documents
to: Dr. Scott
Nooner

 

Dr. Narcisa Pricope

Assistant professor 

Department of Geography and Geology

Chair, Human Dimensions of Global Change (HDGC) AAG Specialty Group

University of North Carolina Wilmington

601 S College Rd., Wilmington NC, USA

Website: http://ift.tt/1N04xMm

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