Faculty Tenure-Track Position Starting August 2018
Department of Fisheries Biology
Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state
DESCRIPTION: Humboldt State University’s Department of Fisheries Biology invites applications for an academic year tenure-track faculty position in Marine Fish Ecology.
RANK, SALARY AND BENEFITS: We seek to fill this position at the Assistant Professor rank; however, rank and salary are dependent on the appointee’s qualifications and experience. The current California State University Salary Schedule is available at: http://www.humboldt.edu/aps/docs/salary/Salary-Schedule.pdf.
Humboldt State University provides an excellent benefits package for faculty. Information about benefits plans can be found at: http://www.humboldt.edu/forms/node/934.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: An undergraduate or graduate degree in Fisheries Biology or equivalent, and an earned doctorate or equivalent in Marine Fish Ecology or a related discipline (e.g., Biology, Fisheries, Marine Sciences) from an accredited college or university is required at the time of appointment.
The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:
- Ability to teach courses in marine fish ecology andS./world fisheries;
- Ability to utilize R/V Coral Sea in teaching;
- Ability to develop an externally funded research program;
- Record of, or potential for, involving students in research and scholarly activity;
- Potential for effective teaching or teaching experience using a variety of methodologies;
- Interest and ability to teach a broad range of courses (major, general education, ); and
- Commitment to fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
- Ability to teach courses that support the programmatic needs of the Department of Fisheries Biology;
- Experience in field-oriented methods in teaching and research;
- Willingness to conduct teaching and research at a marine facility;
- Experience in deployment of standard oceanographic and nearshore fishery gear; and
- Experience conducting research on ocean going vessels and smaller nearshore
At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. For information on the University policy on support for non-immigrant probationary faculty visa acquisition, please visit: http://www2.humboldt.edu/international/faculty.
Evidence of degree(s) is required at time of hire.
PROFESSIONAL DUTIES: Candidates should be committed to teaching excellence and to building a strong record of publication and grantsmanship. The successful candidate will complement existing strengths in freshwater fish ecology, genetics, aquaculture, and quantitative fishery science. Expected areas of instructional assignments may include Marine Fish Ecology, US and World Fisheries, Fisheries Science Communication, Ichthyology, and specialized courses within the candidate’s area of expertise. Specific instructional assignments will be consistent with the expertise of the successful candidate and the programmatic needs of the Department of Fisheries Biology. Other expected duties include direction of graduate student research in the Fisheries option of the MS in Natural Resources.
The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching; research, scholarship and creative activity; and service to the University, profession and to the community. These responsibilities include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions. Probationary faculty are typically provided ongoing mentorship to be a successful member of the faculty. During the first two years of the probationary period, a reduced workload supports the establishment of research, scholarship and/or creative activities required for retention, tenure and promotion.
GENERAL INFORMATION: Humboldt State University offers outstanding undergraduate and graduate (MS) programs in Fisheries Biology. Few, if any, academic programs provide such a strong interplay between classroom theory and field laboratory practice. The Pacific Ocean, Humboldt Bay, coastal lagoons, major coastal rivers, commercial fishing fleets, and commercial aquaculture operations are nearby and easily accessible for research and teaching opportunities.
The HSU Fisheries Biology program has excellent facilities for teaching and research, including a fish hatchery, fish genetics laboratory and fish museum on-campus; a wet lab and small aquarium facilities located at the HSU Marine Lab in Trinidad (12 miles north); and a 90’ ocean-going research vessel, located in Eureka (10 miles south). Additional information about the department can be found at: http://www.humboldt.edu/fisheries/.
APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should submit electronically the following materials via Interfolio:
- Letter of application;
- Curriculum vitae;
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy (two pages maximum);
- Statement of Research Interests (two pages maximum);
- Teaching evaluations, if available;
- Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review); and
- Three letters of
Additional application materials may be requested at a later time.
Please direct any questions pertaining to this position, the Department of Fisheries Biology, or Humboldt State University to:
Dr. Andrew Kinziger, Search Committee Chair Department of Fisheries Biology
Humboldt State University Arcata, California
Phone (707) 826-3944
APPLICATION DEADLINE: This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than January 3, 2018. Early response is encouraged.