Visiting Assistant Professor - Earth and Ocean Sciences

published Dec 8, 2020 9:37am

The University of North Carolina Wilmington is seeking two nine-month non-tenure track visiting assistant professors in Earth and Ocean Sciences. This is a two year, fixed-term appointment opportunity starting August 2021 and ending May 2023.

The UNCW Earth and Ocean Sciences Department seeks to hire earth and ocean scientists to teach introductory courses in weather and climate, natural hazards, and/or oceanography and courses in their specialty that align with existing department programs in geography, geology, geosciences, and oceanography. This position carries a teaching load of 12 contact hours per semester. Selected candidates will engage in departmental meetings, committees, and special project work to further goals of the department.


A Doctoral degree in Atmospheric, Earth, or Ocean Sciences, or a closely related field at the time of employment is a minimum requirement; although applicants who are ABD for the terminal degree may be considered depending on expected completion date. Applicants must commit to exceptional teaching at the introductory level and upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in their specialty. Applicants must support the established undergraduate and graduate degree programs within the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences and be able to teach field-based courses.

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