Assistant Professor (Fisheries and Natural Resources Economics) Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries

Appointment: Twelve month tenure track (40 % teaching; 60% research)

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Applied Economics with research focus and academic training in fisheries/ natural resource economics or a closely related field. Demonstrated ability to develop a productive research program in fisheries economics focusing on resource valuation, institutional and social issues in fisheries and sustainable management of natural resources, to publish peer-reviewed publications, and to develop effective and innovative teaching techniques is required. Expertise in market and non-market valuation techniques, forecasting and bio-economic models that identify optimal management strategies for fisheries resources, conservation and revival of fish species facing extinction threats, welfare analysis including market failure, institutional analysis, provide economic rationale for multiple uses of fisheries and water resources, strategies that minimize costs of stock enhancement strategies for recreational fishing is strongly preferred. A commitment to developing a dynamic research program that has a strong impact on the state of Arkansas is required.

Duties and Responsibilities: Arkansas is the Natural State and claims warm- and coldwater recreational fisheries, a vibrant aquaculture industry, and numerous other natural resource-based recreational opportunities. The Aquaculture/Fisheries Center has statewide responsibility for aquaculture and fisheries to provide research-based solutions to problems faced by fish farmers and natural fisheries stakeholder groups in Arkansas. The incumbent will develop a nationally and internationally recognized research program related to fisheries and resource economics with a strong emphasis in the application of quantitative methods and economic theory to timely and relevant topics on sustainable management of fisheries and natural resources. The incumbent will conduct economic analyses and biological assessments of stream, lake, and reservoir fish and fishery resources, bio-economic modeling, impact assessment, and benefits and costs of sport fisheries. The incumbent will teach graduate and undergraduate courses in fisheries economics and resource management subject areas and develop new courses that will fit into the overall teaching needs of the Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries and be consistent with his/her research program.

Personal Characteristics: The person selected for this position must be committed to a productive research program and to contributing science-based management recommendations for natural fisheries stakeholders and Arkansas fish farmers. S/he must be committed to effective teaching and must have the ability to communicate effectively with stakeholder groups. The individual must be willing and capable of developing effective working relationships across various fisheries and aquaculture disciplines within the department.

Salary: Commensurate with and depending upon qualifications and experience.

Fringe Benefits: Annual and sick leave per University policy, group health, life, disability, and retirement benefits.

To Apply: A letter of application, resume, official transcripts, and three letters of reference should be sent to:

Search Committee for Assistant Professor (Fisheries and Natural Resource Economics)
c/o Human Resources Department
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
1200 N. University Drive, Mail Slot 4942
Pine Bluff, AR 71601
TEL: (870) 575-8124 E-mail: lochmannr@uapb.edu

Closing Date: May 26, 2017 or until a suitable candidate is found.

“UAPB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and participates in E-Verify”

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