FACULTY POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Assistant/Associate Professor – Fisheries
POSITION AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This is an academic year (9-month, 0.75 EFT) tenure-track, 45% research and 30% instruction appointment offered at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor that is stationed at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA. Individuals with expertise in fishery biology or management and conservation are encouraged to apply. Preferred experience includes field-based research, particularly studies of large regulated rivers and estuaries, as well as development and application of modern quantitative approaches. The successful applicant will be expected to develop an extramurally funded research program and teach multiple courses in their area of expertise, possibly including Fisheries Techniques and Management. Additionally, the successful applicant will be expected to recruit and train graduate students. Collaboration with faculty and stakeholders (e.g., GA Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service), service on School/University committees, and active participation in professional /scientific societies are also expected.
QUALIFICATIONS: To be considered at either the Assistant or Associate Professor level, candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in Fisheries or related discipline at the time of appointment. To be considered for the Associate Professor level, candidates must provide examples of unique and significant contributions in research and teaching as well as convincing evidence of emerging stature as a regional or national authority in their field. Highly competitive candidates will have a proven track record of obtaining grants, publishing in esteemed peer-reviewed journals, and teaching university courses.
THE STATE & UNIVERSITY: Georgia is well-known for its quality of life, both in terms of outdoor and urban activities (www.georgia.gov). Georgia has abundant aquatic resources including 14 river basins with over 69,000 miles of streams and rivers, over 425,000 acres of public reservoirs and lakes, 100 miles of coastline, over 850 square miles of estuaries. The University of Georgia (www.uga.edu) is a land/sea/space grant institution comprised of 17 schools and colleges. Athens is a diverse community of ~150,000 people located <75 miles from Atlanta. UGA enrolls is nearly 38,500 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The Warnell School is a professional school with 64 faculty, 100 support staff, 325 undergraduates, and 195 graduate students (www.warnell.uga.edu). The School offers Bachelor of Science, Master of Forest Resources, Master of Natural Resources, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in the areas of Forestry, Fisheries & Wildlife, Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management, and Natural Resource Management & Sustainability. The school manages 23,000 acres of forestland across the state for teaching, outreach and research.
APPLICATION: To ensure full consideration, please apply by November 12, 2018. Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research interests, unofficial transcripts of all college-level work, copies of up to three recent publications, and contact information for three references. Review of complete applications will begin on November 13, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Individuals considered for interviews will be required to submit official college transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org and three reference letters. University policy requires all candidates to consent to a background investigation (www.hr.uga.edu). Finalists will be required to consent to authorizing the University to conduct a background check. The background investigation will be conducted on a post offer/pre-employment basis. The starting date is negotiable but will be no later than August 14, 2019. All applicants MUST apply online through the University of Georgia UGAJobs system (http://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/32714). No paper applications will be accepted. For additional information, please contact Dr. Cecil Jennings, Chair, Fisheries Search Committee (email@example.com).
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