Assistant Professor of Marine Biology, Fisheries

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Position Summary:

The College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (CFOS) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) seeks applications from exceptional candidates for a tenure-track faculty position in mariculture to complement CFOS’ breadth of expertise in fisheries and ocean sciences. Mariculture is defined here as the enhancement, restoration and farming of shellfish and seaweeds. This position will be stationed in Kodiak, Alaska at the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center. We invite applicants with mariculture-related research experience, who will further the mission and strengths of the College.

Duties:

The position requires research, education and service that support Alaska's ocean resources and the communities that rely on them. The successful candidate will teach core courses and/or develop specialty mariculture courses for the graduate and undergraduate programs, as well as mentor graduate students. Faculty members will hold office hours appropriate for the courses being taught, and continue to develop and modify course curriculum. Faculty are expected to provide public service to the nation, state, and local communities by serving on advisory committees and participating in other professional, university, and community activities. *Specific duties will be outlined in faculty workload.

Additional position details:

This position will receive nine months of state support annually and will be stationed in Kodiak, Alaska, at the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center. Created by the Alaska legislature in 1981, the mission of this center is to increase the value of Alaska's fishing industry and marine resources through research, technological development, education and service. This faculty appointment is intended to be at the rank of Assistant Professor, although outstanding candidates at a higher rank will be considered. This position is part of a broader campaign to hire up to ten faculty across disciplines to enhance research, teaching, and service in the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences. 

UAF is Alaska’s research university, North America’s Arctic university, and a world leader in many facets of marine research, including climate-change, ecosystem structure and dynamics, fisheries, as well as applied research problems facing the state and the nation. The successful applicant will enjoy opportunities for collaboration within CFOS’s world-class, high-latitude research programs. The College offers a B.S. in Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, a B.A. in Fisheries, Undergraduate Minors in Marine Science and in Fisheries, a new Master of Marine Studies degree program, as well as M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Oceanography, Marine Biology, and in Fisheries.

The UAF campus in Fairbanks houses the Ocean Acidification Research Center, the Alaska Stable Isotope Facility, the Advanced Instrumentation Laboratory, and the Core Facility for Nucleic Acid Analysis. Our coastal facilities include the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, the Seward Marine Center, the NOAA-UAF Kasitsna Bay Laboratory, the Alaska SeaLife Center, and the Lena Point Fisheries Facility. A network of seven Alaska Sea Grant extension offices serve coastal Alaska’s commercial fishing, mariculture, and marine subsistence communities. The College has over 150 faculty, researchers and staff based throughout Alaska, more than 100 graduate students engaged in thesis research in Alaska waters and throughout the world, and a growing number of undergraduates in Fisheries and Ocean Sciences.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in mariculture/aquaculture, marine biology, fisheries, oceanography, or closely related discipline, and preferably have post-doctoral and teaching experience. The position requires research, education and service that support Alaska’s ocean resources and the human communities that rely upon them. The successful candidate will be expected to teach core courses and/or develop specialty mariculture-related courses for the graduate and undergraduate academic programs, develop a vigorous externally funded mariculture-related research program, and mentor graduate students.

Applicant instructions:

Interested applicants must apply online.  If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact the UAF Office of Human Resources at (907)-474-7700.

Required Applicant Documents:

(1) a brief cover letter, (2) a statement of interest and qualifications (including research, teaching, and outreach plans), (3) a curriculum vitae (CV), and (4) contact information for at least three professional references (address, email and phone number).

Review Date:

Review of applications will begin upon receipt. Early applications are welcome but must be received no later than January 8, 2019 by 11:55 PM Alaska Standard Time to ensure full consideration. Applications received after this date and time may not be considered for this position. This position will remain open until filled.

Education required for this position:

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in mariculture/aquaculture, marine biology, fisheries, oceanography, or closely related discipline and preferably have post-doctoral and teaching experience.

Type and length of experience required for this position:

Post-doctoral and teaching experience is highly desirable.

Knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position:

Applicants with scientific and academic expertise will enhance the existing capacity of CFOS. The position requires research, education and service that support Alaska’s ocean resources and the human communities that rely upon them. The successful candidate should have demonstrated ability to teach core courses and/or develop specialty mariculture-related courses for the graduate and undergraduate academic programs, have the ability to establish a vigorous externally funded mariculture-related research program, and mentor and support graduate students. Successful applicants will also provide evidence of experience or interest in the professional and community service component required for this position. The applicant must be proficient in English, demonstrate the potential for teaching at the university level, and have a strong research and publication record appropriate to their experience and date of degree.

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Background Check:
The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

UNAC:
This position is part of the United Academics union (UNAC).

Training Policy:
It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF. The policy can be located at: http://www.uaf.edu/chancellor/policy/04.07.010/

Tobacco-Free Campus:
UAF Campus is a tobacco free campus. For more information, please go to: http://www.uaf.edu/tobaccofreecampus/

Notice of Nondiscrimination:
The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution. The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at
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