Assistant Professor of Human Ecology

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Deadline to Apply:

Sunday, December 31, 2017, 5:00pm


Wilmington, NC
United States

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The Department seeks a candidate whose expertise includes environmental literacy, developing outreach and placed-based curricula, constructing and maintaining mass and social media, and creating educational materials for school and community groups.  Research should address the role of human factors in the maintenance and disruption of ecosystems including the effects of population on environmental quality.  Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate their ability to integrate natural resource research, extension, and outreach in their work.  Please note we are not seeking applicants that specialize solely in K-12 curriculum development or outdoor recreation.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in Human Ecology, Environmental Sciences or relevant science discipline completed by the start date.  Candidates must demonstrate the ability to generate externally funded research, published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and should have a strong commitment to teaching and working in an interdisciplinary academic context. Candidates with both practical and academic expertise are encouraged to apply.

UNCW is located five miles from the Atlantic Ocean on a beautiful 656-acre campus in the historic port city of Wilmington on the Cape Fear River. The University currently enrolls more than 15,000 students. Further information about UNCW and the Department of Environmental Sciences can be accessed at 

How to Apply:

To apply please visit the Web at A letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information must be attached to the online application system – not e-mailed, mailed or faxed.  Adobe PDF or Word format documents are required.  Priority consideration will be given to applications received by December 31 but they will be accepted until the position is filled.  The position starts August 2018.  For questions regarding the online application system contact Human Resources at UNCW. 

UNCW 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 are strongly encouraged to apply.