Assistant Professor - Biology - Coastal Health

Wilmington, North Carolina
Oct 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Title: Assistant Professor - Biology - Coastal Health
Department: Biology & Marine Biology - 32310
Vacancy Number: 16F-126
Position Number: 1608
Location of Workplace: Main UNCW Campus

Summary of Position:
The Department of Biology and Marine Biology is accepting applications for two tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level, under a broad theme of Coastal Health. Expertise is being sought in two areas: 1) health of coastal inhabitants (for example, toxicology, ecology of diseases, water-borne pollutants), and 2) coastal ecosystem health (for example, climate change, wetlands, aquaculture, fisheries biology, impacts of exotic species, and conservation). Candidates must have a Ph.D. and post-doctoral experience. Successful applicants will be expected to contribute to teaching Marine Biology, Animal Physiology or Ecology and other courses depending on individual expertise, and to maintain a vigorous, extramurally funded research program involving undergraduate and graduate students.

Minimum Requirements:
PhD in Biology, Marine Biology, and related field.

Preferred Qualifications:
Candidate must have a Ph.D. and post-doctoral experience. Successful applicants will be expected to contribute to teaching Marine Biology, Animal Physiology or Ecology and other courses depending on individual expertise, contribute to departmental service, and to maintain a vigorous, extramurally research funded research.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit:
Modern Biology increasingly impacts the non-scientific world, facilitating solutions to technological, environmental, ethical, philosophical and political issues that are important to society. The Department of Biology and Marine Biology at UNCW strives to train the next generation of scientists and educators, and prepare all students to make sound judgments based on a solid foundation of biological principles. The department provides an environment in which excellent teaching coupled with diverse research opportunities encourage our faculty to become leaders in their discipline. Our teaching emphasizes current theories of biological science, knowledge of basic investigative skills, and methods of critical inquiry. Our research programs, in both applied and basic aspects of discovery, value investigations of biological phenomena that impact the quality of life in our region and beyond. We lend our professional expertise to all endeavors that work for the improvement of the human condition and our environment. We believe the importance of modern biological principles must transcend the university classroom and enable our students to contribute as global citizens

College/School Information:
At UNCW, the College of Arts and Sciences provides the vital foundation for the university’s pursuit of excellence. Through our teaching, we educate students for lives of fulfillment in the twenty-first century. Through our research, we advance the state of knowledge and creativity in the arts and sciences. And through our outreach, we improve the quality of life in Southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

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 16,000 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, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. 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 persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicant Instructions:
To be considered, please complete the online application at Applications and materials will not be accepted that are sent directly to the search committee.
For full consideration, the application MUST contain the following components:
1) a letter of application
2) a curriculum vitae
3) research statement that includes a description of major research accomplishments and awards (upload as document Other A)
4) a statement of teaching philosophy, accomplishments, and awards (upload as document Other B)
5) a statement that addresses how the candidate’s cultural, experiential, or
academic background contributes to building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment (upload as document Other C)
6) contact information for three references
MS Word or Adobe PDF attachments are required.
Questions regarding the application process can be directed to Ms. Lisa Noah (, while questions regarding the position can be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Steve Emslie (

Position Type: Permanent
Job Posting Date: 09/27/2017
Priority Consideration Date: 11/01/2017
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. Steve Emslie.

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