Cluster Hires in Coastal and Marine Science

Location
Wilmington, North Carolina (US)
Salary
Undisclosed
Posted
December 12 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Faculty

The University of North Carolina Wilmington is hiring seven faculty for multiple interdisciplinary clusters to strengthen its academic offerings and research mission in coastal and marine sciences. In support of this effort, we seek faculty in the three separate cluster hires in Biotechnology (2 positions), Coastal and Ocean Observations and Modeling (3 positions), and Coastal Resources and Energy Systems (2 positions). 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. Each hire will be a tenure track position within a home department (either Biology and Marine Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Ocean Sciences, Environmental Sciences, or Physics and Physical Oceanography- see specific position description). These seven hires will join almost 70 current coastal and marine science affiliated faculty at UNCW. For detailed information on each position, and how to apply please click here https://uncw.edu/cms/uncwpositions.html.

Biotechnology Cluster

  1. Tenure-track assistant professor Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry with expertise in biotechnology: areas of particular interest include biomaterials, nanobiodevices, biopolymers, bioactive natural products and macromolecules.
  2. Tenure-track assistant professor Department of Biology and Marine Biology with expertise in biotechnology: research interests in areas that employ applied molecular biology, bioengineering, transgenics, or computational biology.

Coastal and Ocean Observations and Modeling Cluster

  1. Tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences with expertise in coastal hazards: a physical scientist with expertise in modelling, forecasting, and data visualization of hazards specific to low-relief coastal systems. 
  2. Tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography with expertise in ocean modeling: a physical oceanographer with research interests in the development and application of global or regional dynamical circulation models.
  3. Tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography with expertise in ocean observations: a physical oceanographer with research interests in "wet" observational physical oceanography at any scale, from coastal to regional to global, with experience in seagoing research.

Coastal Resources and Energy Systems Cluster

  1. Tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences with expertise in renewable energy science and policy: candidates with a natural science or engineering background and a current focus on renewable energy policy. 
  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: expertise in, but 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.   

The successful candidate for these positions will: 1) be committed to exceptional teaching and support the established undergraduate and graduate degree programs in their home department; 2) establish and maintain an independent externally-funded research program that engages students; and 3) have the potential to collaborate in research with existing faculty across the coastal and marine sciences 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. The UNCW Center for Marine Science facilitates the use of a broad mix of traditional and innovative instruments and observational techniques to make measurements in many settings, from open-ocean to coastal regions

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.