Department of Environmental Studies

Assistant Professor - Environmental Conservation

Vacancy: #13F007
Position # 4251

Tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Environmental Conservation. Start date is August 2013.

The University of North Carolina Wilmington seeks a conservation scientist who will be responsible for developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in conservation, as well as supporting the current environmental studies curriculum. Candidates with a research program that focuses on current environmental conservation issues in one or more southeastern U.S. ecosystems and complements existing expertise will be preferred.  The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in environmental science, conservation biology, ecology, or related discipline, have a strong commitment to teaching, and be able to develop a dynamic research program.  Successful candidates will have the ability to teach and conduct research within the interdisciplinary context of the fields of Conservation Biology and Environmental Studies. Teaching duties include introductory courses as well as upper division conservation courses, and additional upper level and graduate courses developed in his or her area of expertise.

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 13,000 students. Further information about UNCW and the Department of Environmental Studies can be accessed at

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 December 1, 2012 but they will be accepted until the position is filled. The position starts August 2013. For questions regarding the online application system contact Jennifer Coombs in Human Resources at 910.962.3196 or

UNCW is an EEO/AA Employer. UNC Wilmington 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.

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