Assistant Professor - Marine/Atmospheric Chemistry

Brief Summary of Work for this Position              

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in the broad area of marine or atmospheric chemistry. Ideally, the successful candidate will start August 2020. The successful applicant will enhance the department’s existing strengths in marine and atmospheric chemistry. He/she will be expected to establish a nationally recognized, externally funded research program, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, mentor postdoctoral scientists, and teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The applicant must have significant background in analytical chemistry because teaching duties include courses in this field. UNCW is anticipating approval for a Ph.D. in Applied Coastal and Ocean Sciences to begin in August 2022.

The department is well equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation on both the main campus and at the Center for Marine Science located 7 miles away on the Intracoastal Waterway. Information about the department and CMS can be found at  and .

Minimum Requirements             

A Ph. D. and a minimum of 1-year post-doctoral experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications              

A Ph.D. in chemistry, atmospheric chemistry, marine chemistry, or a closely related field is preferred.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit              

Chemistry & Biochemistry at UNCW offers exciting, student oriented programs that award Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BS,ACS Certified) and Master of Science (MS) degrees. A significant portion of the training takes place in our laboratories, both those associated with courses, and those involving research in Marine and Atmospheric Science, Biochemistry, Organic and Inorganic Synthesis, Analytical, Pharmaceutical, Computational and Physical Chemistry and Chemical Education, all of which incorporate our state of the are instrumentation ( ). In addition to rigorous courses in all aspects of chemistry, most of our undergraduate students and all of our local graduate students carry out research under the direct supervision of our outstanding faculty.

College/School Information      

At UNCW, the College of Arts and Sciences provides the vital foundation for the university’s pursuit of excellence. Through our teaching, we educate students for lives of fulfillment in the twenty-first century. Through our research, we advance the state of knowledge and creativity in the arts and sciences. And through our outreach, we improve the quality of life in Southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. Guided by our Strategic Plan, the university is committed to nurturing a campus culture that reflects its values of diversity and globalization, ethics and integrity, and excellence and innovation. A public institution with nearly 17,000 students, the university is focused on supporting and enhancing the student-centered learning experience that has been a hallmark since its founding in 1947. UNCW offers an array of programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is one of the 17 institutions that make up the UNC System.

EEO Statement

At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), our 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 (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

Applicant Instructions  and Priority Consideration Information 

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date of November 22, 2019; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications must include a cover letter, CV, statement of research, statement of teaching interests, and contact information for three professional references and be submitted through the online application system to be considered.  Position details and full applicant instructions can be found at

Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Ralph Mead ( Contact Libbie Schaffer ( for questions regarding the online application system.

Address application documents to:         Dr. Ralph Mead