Assistant Professor in Environmental Social Science: Wilmington, NC

University of North Carolina Wilmington
Wilmington, NC
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Faculty Appointments
Competitive with experience
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The Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) seeks a nine-month tenure-track Assistant Professor in Environmental Social Science starting August 2023. The successful candidate will create and maintain a robust research agenda focused on environmental social science, environmental law or policy, or the human dimensions of natural resource management with an applied focus on the complex relationships between people and the environment in North Carolina and beyond. The successful candidate will teach three courses per semester, including EVS 364 Natural Resource Policy and EVS 360 Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management. The candidate may be asked to teach EVS 195 Introduction to Environmental Science (undergraduate), EVS 205 Global Environmental Issues (undergraduate), and/or EVS 501 Introduction to Environmental Problems and Policy (graduate). The candidate may have the opportunity to develop one or more courses in the candidate’s area of specialty at the undergraduate or graduate level. Candidates with both practical and academic expertise are encouraged to apply. Service to the department, college, university, and the profession is also required. The successful candidate will join a department with strong commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence, and will be expected to contribute actively to these efforts. Our department actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements Candidates must have a doctoral degree, or equivalent, by the start of the Fall 2023 semester in Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Environmental Social Sciences, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Geography, Environmental Policy, or a related field. Candidates must demonstrate the capacity 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, and Experience • Teaching experience at the university level in targeted disciplinary areas. • Experience teaching online. • Experience engaging students in research activities. • Evidence of outstanding teaching, such as teaching awards. • Prior experience disseminating research results through peer-reviewed publications, technical reports, presentations at professional meetings, etc. • Evidence of participation in teacher training, skills certifications, and other professional development. Prior to the official appointment to the university, the candidate(s) selected for hire must be able to demonstrate eligibility to teach assigned courses by successfully meeting the credentialing requirements based on official transcripts and other documentation as required. Applications will be accepted until 11:59pm EST on December 1, 2022, the job closing date. To apply, please complete the online application process available at and attach the following materials as an Adobe PDF document including: 1. Cover Letter – Letter of Interest 2. Curriculum Vita 3. Teaching Philosophy 4. Research Summary 5. Portfolio/Work Sample – First Writing Sample (peer-reviewed preferred) 6. Portfolio/Work Sample 2 – Second Writing Sample (peer-reviewed preferred) 7. Statement of diversity and inclusion that describes the candidate’s training or activities that have contributed to promoting and sustaining a diverse scholarly environment If needed, applicants may upload additional materials under the Other category. Note that letters of application without the requested components will not meet the application requirements. Please note that a minimum of three professional references are required for all applications. References will be requested at a later stage of the screening process. Please direct questions concerning the search to Dr. Chris Dumas, Search Committee Chair at For questions regarding the online application process, contact Ms. Suzanne Mullins at
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