Assistant Professor in Human Ecology-North Carolina

University of North Carolina Wilmington
Wilmington, NC
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Faculty Appointments
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The Department of Environmental Sciences at UNCW is hiring a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Human Ecology. The position will be responsible for developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in human ecology, environmental literacy, and outreach communication for the M.S. program in addition to supporting the current environmental sciences curriculum. 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 education 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. 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 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.
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, publish 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. 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 31 December but they will be accepted until the position is filled. For questions regarding the online application system contact Human Resources at UNCW.
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Dr. Rachael Urbanek
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