Assistant Professor (Environmental Protection)
The Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) seeks a nine-month tenure- track Assistant Professor in Environmental Protection starting August 2021.
The successful candidate will be required to create and maintain a robust research agenda suited for the R2 status of UNCW. The position will actively engage the regional community to understand, address, and resolve environmental issues, especially issues of environmental justice. The successful candidate will apply field and lab-based scientific inquiry (dedicated lab space is available) in research and teaching to issues such as pollution prevention, monitoring, control, remediation and environmental impact assessment. The ability to investigate, sample, measure, and assess hazardous environmental agents in various environmental media and settings is expected.
The position carries a required teaching load of three courses per semester and includes an opportunity for additional summer school teaching. The candidate will be expected to teach EVS195 Introduction to Environmental Sciences or EVS205 Global Environmental Issues. In addition, within their first year the candidate will develop one or more courses in their area of specialty (such as Pollution Prevention and Monitoring, Environmental Remediation of Contaminated Sites, Soil and Water Remediation, Environmental Law, Environmental Impact Assessment, etc.). The selected candidate will be required to participate in departmental meetings, committees, and other acts of service to the department, college, university, and their profession.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Candidates must have a doctoral degree or equivalent in Environmental Science or closely related field by the start of the Fall 2021 semester.
Candidates must demonstrate the ability to generate externally-funded research, publish in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and maintain a strong commitment to teaching and working in an interdisciplinary academic context.
The position must actively engage the regional community to understand, address, and resolve environmental issues, especially issues of environmental justice.
Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience
Candidates with both practical and academic experience are encouraged to apply.
Experience with environmental compliance and environmental impact assessments is desired.