Assistant Professor in Wetlands Ecology and Management

  • Full-Time
  • Main UNCW Campu
  • Application deadline: 2021-12-06

University of North Carolina-Wilmington

The Department of Environmental Sciences (EVS) at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) is seeking a nine-month tenure-track Assistant Professor in Wetlands Ecology and Management starting August 2022.

The successful candidate will have the ability to teach, conduct research, and demonstrate practical and academic experience within the interdisciplinary context of wetlands ecology and management and environmental science.

The applicant will establish and maintain a robust field- and lab-based research agenda (dedicated lab space available) focused on issues such as wetland restoration, wetland functional assessment, wetland biogeochemical cycling, wetland ecosystem services, drivers and consequences of wetland loss, and wetland biotic interactions. The ability to teach field-based wetland science and management-related graduate and undergraduate courses, including wetland delineation, is expected.

The candidate will teach three courses per semester including Introduction to Environmental Sciences or Global Environmental Issues, Wetlands Ecology and Management, and additional courses in the candidate’s area of specialty. Service to the department, college, university, and the profession is also expected.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

  • Candidates must have a doctoral degree, or equivalent, by the start of the Fall 2022 semester in Wetland Ecology, or a closely related field with at least 18 hours of graduate coursework related to the discipline at the time of employment.
  • 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.
    Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience
  • Preference will be given to candidates possessing practical and academic wetland science expertise with the ability to develop a research program relevant to the southeastern US that complements existing faculty expertise.
  • Knowledge of the Clean Water Act 404 Permitting Program and related federal and state regulations is desired.

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