Assistant Professor - Coastal Engineering

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Position TitleAssistant Professor - Coastal EngineeringExternal Link to Posting Physical Oceanography - 32371Vacancy Number16F-217Position Number502Location of WorkplaceMain UNCW CampusBrief Summary of Work for this Position

The Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography at the University of North Carolina Wilmington is looking to fill a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of coastal engineering. We seek candidates who will help to begin the new coastal engineering Bachelor of Science degree at UNCW set to start in the Fall 0f 2019. The new program leverages the university’s expertise in earth and ocean sciences, physical oceanography and environmental science, as well as the regional and geographic distinctiveness of coastal North Carolina.

All candidates should have a commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level and be able to show potential for innovation and leadership in research.

Detailed Job DescriptionMinimum Requirements

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering or a closely related field specializing in the area of coastal engineering, or will have degree conferred by August 2019.

Preferred Qualifications

Research focused on areas in coastal engineering as applicable to coastal North Carolina such as (1) coastal water quality modeling, pollution mitigation and management; (2) prediction and mitigation of natural and man-made hazards, sustainable coastal development; (3) utilization of coastal resources for development of aquaculture or renewable energy, and (4) beach nourishment theory and practice.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography provides quality programs leading to B.S. and B.A. degrees in Physics, Coastal Engineering, or 3+2 Physics/Electrical Engineering degrees. Within a physics degree, students have an option of General Physics, Applied Physics, Environmental Physics, or Physical Oceanography.

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. Guided by our Strategic Plan, the university is committed to nurturing a campus culture that reflects its values of diversity and globalization, ethics and integrity, and excellence and innovation. A public institution with nearly 17,000 students, the university is focused on supporting and enhancing the student-centered learning experience that has been a hallmark since its founding in 1947. UNCW offers an array of programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is one of the 17 institutions that make up the UNC System.

EEO Statement

The University of North Carolina at Wilmington is committed to and will provide equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs.

Applicant Instructions

A complete application must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one-to two-page descriptions each of research and teaching plans, and names and contact information for three references.

Position TypePermanentAnticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited PositionsJob Posting Date03/12/2019Priority Consideration Date04/01/2019Priority 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 toApplicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vita
  3. List of 3 Professional References
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Research Summary
Optional Documents
    Posting Specific Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * Do you hold a Doctoral Degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field specializing in the area of Coastal Engineering?
      • Yes
      • No
    2. * How did you learn of this opportunity with UNC Wilmington?
      • UNCW LinkedIn Page
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      • UNCW Website
      • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
      • Direct Contact from UNCW HR Representative / Recruiter
      • UNCW Employee Referral
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      • Chronicle of Higher Education
      • Other




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    Posted: 4/11/2019
    Application Due: 8/29/2019
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