Assistant Professor - Earth System Physics

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position TitleAssistant Professor - Earth System PhysicsExternal Link to Posting Physical Oceanography - 32371Vacancy Number16F-278Position Number474Location of WorkplaceCMS Myrtle GroveBrief Summary of Work for this Position

The search will be in the broad area of Earth System Physics, including oceanographic, atmospheric, and cryospheric science. We seek candidates who will complement the department’s existing research strengths in physical oceanography, cryospheric physics, climate physics, and complex systems. We seek candidates who use theory, computer modeling, observation, and/or experimentation. Candidates should have a commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels and the potential for innovation and leadership in research.

The successful candidate for this position will:
1) establish and maintain a vigorous externally-funded research program that engages students;
2) demonstrate commitment 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;
3) support the established undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the home department and at the Center for Marine Sciences.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. by the start of employment.

Preferred Qualifications

Applicants with background and research interests in all aspects of Earth system physics, including oceanographic, atmospheric, and cryospheric science.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography is an academic unit within the College of Arts and Sciences. The Department provides quality programs leading to B.S. and B.A. degrees in Physics, Coastal Engineering, or 3+2 Physics/Electrical Engineering. The Center for Marine Sciences offers a Masters of Marine Science program. A strong commitment also exists to provide research opportunities for student participation in the scholarly activity of its faculty. The Department supports the College’s mission by providing service courses in the natural sciences that acquaint beginning students with the laws of nature and develop their abilities to reason and think critically.

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

At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to 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. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

Applicant Instructions

A complete application must include the following components which can be found in the applicant document section of the posting:
1. Cover Letter
2. Curriculum Vita
3. Teaching Philosophy (one to two page description of teaching plans)
4. Research Summary (one to two page description each of research)

Adobe PDF or Word format documents are required.

Letters of reference will only be solicited for those under serious consideration.

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by December 1, 2019, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Position TypePermanentAnticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited PositionsJob Posting Date10/03/2019Priority Consideration Date12/01/2019Priority 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 toTill WagnerApplicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vita
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Research Summary
Optional Documents
    Posting Specific Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * How did you learn about this opportunity?
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      • UNCW Employee Referral
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    2. * Do you currently hold a PhD?
      • Yes
      • No




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    Posted: 10/12/2019
    Application Due: 1/10/2020
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