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Assistant Professor, Landscape Dynamics/Active Tectonics, University of North Carolina Wilmington

The Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences at UNCW  invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Landscape Dynamics/Active Tectonics to begin August 2018. We seek an individual who has expertise in the interactions between landscape evolution, tectonics, and climate using a quantitative field-based approach and state-of-the-art techniques.

A Ph.D. in geology, geoscience, or a related field is required. The successful candidate: 1) will be committed to exceptional teaching at the introductory level (e.g., physical and historical geology, natural disasters, environmental geology), including oversight of laboratory sections, and will teach upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses (e.g., structural geology, field course in geology, techniques in applied geology, tectonics, tectonic geomorphology, advanced/applied GIS); 2) support our B.S. and B.A. undergraduate degree programs in Geography, Geology, Geoscience, and Oceanography, as well as our M.S. Geoscience graduate program, by advising majors and by actively recruiting and mentoring students; and 3) establish and maintain a vigorous research program with significant field and quantitative components that involves both undergraduate and graduate students, and complements and interfaces with our emerging directions and strengths in crustal dynamics, tectonics of orogenic systems, climate/paleoclimate studies, coastal and volcanic processes/hazards, and water resources.

To apply, complete the online application at For questions about the position contact search committee chair Dr. Todd LaMaskin. For questions about the online application process contact UNCW Human Resources at 910.962.3160. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by December 1, 2017 but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

UNC Wilmington is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.