Assistant Professor of Aquatic Habitat Restoration and Management
Position: Assistant Professor of Aquatic Habitat Restoration and Management
Location: Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries, UAPB, Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Appointment: Twelve month tenure track (65% research; 35% teaching)
Qualifications: Ph.D. in Aquatic Habitat Restoration, Environmental Science or Engineering, Fisheries Science, or closely related field required. Scholarly interest in fish habitat restoration and management in aquatic systems. Additional consideration will be given to candidates who present evidence of successful applied research experience, a record of extramural funding, or successful mentoring of graduate students.
Duties and Responsibilities: Arkansas has more than 20,000 miles of streams and 600,000 acres of lakes and impoundments. Arkansas streams have been influenced by anthropogenic activities. Arkansas reservoirs have experienced the natural aging process. The State has a need for basic and applied research in aquatic habitat restoration. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent, externally funded research program with emphasis on habitat restoration and ecosystem health. The successful applicant's research program is expected to focus on one or more aspects of fish habitat management; in-stream and riparian habitat restoration; reservoir fish habitat enhancement; or watershed planning, management, and restoration. The position will contribute to the research, teaching and outreach missions of the Aquaculture/Fisheries Center. Scholarship and publication in peer-reviewed journals is required. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate courses in natural resources management, and a new course in habitat management and restoration.
Personal Characteristics: The person selected for this position must be committed to: a productive research program; contributing science-based management recommendations for Arkansas stakeholders; and effective teaching. The individual must have the ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders and the public and be willing and capable of developing effective working relationships across various disciplines within the Aquaculture/Fisheries Center.
Salary: Commensurate with and depending upon qualifications and experience.
Fringe Benefits: Group health, life, and disability insurance; retirement; social security; worker’s compensation, paid holidays; vacation and sick leave; tuition discounts for employee, spouse and children.
To Apply: A letter of application, resume, official transcripts, and three letters of reference should be sent to:
Search Committee for Aquatic Habitat Restoration and Management Position
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
Closing Date: May 31, 2017 or until a suitable candidate is found.
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