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Faculty Tenure-Track Position

Location: Humbolt, California
Company: Humboldt State University
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Salary: 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:
Closing Date: Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Date Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017


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 and U.S./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, etc.); and • Commitment to fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds. 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 vessels. 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:


Humboldt State University’s Department of Fisheries Biology invites applications for an academic year tenure-track faculty position in Marine Fish Ecology. ***** 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.
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Other Contact Information: 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 recommendation. 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 Email: 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.

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