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  • Avian Ecologist / Faculty

    • Employer: University of North Carolina - Wilmington
      Location: Wilmington, N.C.
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 12/06/2020
      Open Until Filled: No

    Vacancy # 16F-346

    Position # 6833


    The Department of Environmental Sciences (EVS) at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) is seeking a nine-month tenure-track Assistant Professor in Avian Field Ecology with emphasis in Wildlife Conservation and Management starting August 2021. The successful candidate will be required to create and maintain a robust research agenda focused on applied avian community ecology leading to resource management and conservation. Preferred candidates will focus on the management and conservation of waterfowl, upland game birds, and/or waterbirds. The successful candidate will teach three courses per semester including Avian Field Methods for Conservation, Community Environmental Ecology, either Introduction to Environmental Sciences or Global Environmental Issues, and at least one course in their specialized area. Service requirements to the department, college, university, the community, and their profession are also expected.


    Candidates must have a doctoral degree, or equivalent, by the start of the Fall 2021 semester in Wildlife Ecology or Conservation, Environmental Science, or a closely related field. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to generate externally funded research, publish in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and maintain a strong commitment to teaching and working in an interdisciplinary academic context. Candidates with both practical and academic expertise are encouraged to apply.


    UNCW, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking in a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives. EVS offers an interdisciplinary curriculum, drawing upon the resources of many related fields to provide the rigorous analyses necessary to understand environmental problems and formulate environmentally-sound solutions.


    Applications must be submitted at http://jobs.uncw.edu/hr/postings/19153 by 11:59PM December 6, 2020. The application package includes a letter of interest, CV, teaching philosophy, research summary, two examples of peer-reviewed publications, and a statement of diversity and inclusion that addresses how the candidate’s cultural, experiential, or academic background contributes to building an equitable, just, and diverse scholarly environment. Please direct questions concerning the search to Dr. Rachael Urbanek, Chair, Avian Field Ecologist Search Committee, at urbanekr@uncw.edu. For questions regarding the online application process, contact Ms. Jennifer Royal at royalj@uncw.edu.


    UNCW’s culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex, age, color, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents.


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