Assistant Professor - Tropical Cyclone Climatology and Meteorology

University of North Carolina Wilmington, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences
Wilmington, North Carolina
Oct 08, 2019
Nov 07, 2019
Education Level
Job Type
Tenure Track
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
Sector Type

The Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of North Carolina Wilmington ( announces an open position for a tenure track Assistant Professor in the area of Tropical Cyclone Climatology and Meteorology. We seek to hire a natural scientist focused on tropical storms using approaches such as modeling and forecasting storm events, analysis of historical and future storm characteristics, or ocean-based monitoring of tropical storms. Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in a discipline related to the Atmospheric, Earth, or Ocean sciences. Preference will be given to candidates with experience analyzing Atlantic hurricanes.

The successful candidate for this position will: 1) be committed to exceptional teaching at the introductory level and in upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in their specialty; 2) establish and maintain a vigorous, externally-funded research program that engages students; 3) support the established undergraduate and graduate degree programs within the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated interest in public outreach and risk communication, in addition to the required expertise in teaching, mentoring students, and conducting research.

To apply, please visit Please include the following: A letter of interest, statements of teaching and research interests, a curriculum vitae, and contact information (including e-mail addresses) for three professional references. Please address diversity/inclusiveness in your teaching and/or research statements. All materials must be uploaded to the application portal. No emailed, faxed, or mailed materials will be accepted. Adobe PDF or Word documents are required. Letters of reference and academic transcripts will be requested of those candidates who are included in our short-list or invited to interview. 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. Mike Benedetti ( 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.