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Assistant Professor, Paleontology, University of North Carolina Wilmington

The Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of North Carolina Wilmington seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Paleontology to begin August 2020. We seek an individual with expertise in Conservation Paleobiology whose research integrates paleoecological, paleoclimatological, and geochronological methods, with a strong potential to utilize UNCW’s coastal setting within the Atlantic Coastal Plain in their research and teaching. Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in geology, geoscience, or a related field. The successful candidate will: (1) be committed to exceptional teaching at the introductory level (e.g., physical and historical geology, natural disasters, environmental geology), including oversight of laboratory sections, as well as upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses (e.g., vertebrate and/or invertebrate paleontology, paleoecology, conservation paleobiology), (2) support the established undergraduate and graduate degree programs within the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences by advising majors and by actively recruiting and mentoring students, and (3) establish and maintain a vigorous research program with a significant field component that involves both undergraduate and graduate students, and complements and interfaces with our emerging directions and strengths in coastal and marine processes and hazards, climate/paleoclimate studies, volcanic processes/hazards, crustal dynamics, tectonics of orogenic systems, and water resource issues.

To apply, please visit Priority consideration will be given to applications received by November 15, 2019, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For questions about the position, contact search committee chair Dr. Todd LaMaskin ( For questions regarding the online application system contact Human Resources at UNCW. (

UNCW is located five miles from the Atlantic Ocean on a beautiful 656-acre campus in the historic port city of Wilmington, North Carolina, on the Cape Fear River. The University currently enrolls approximately 17,000 students. For further information about UNCW, please visit

UNCW actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified individuals from all racial, ethnic, or other minority groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.