Thursday, August 30, 2007

Assistant Professor -Fisheries Biology

Purdue University invites applicants for a position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Fisheries Biology.  This is a tenure-track, academic-year position that is functionally allocated between teaching and research.
 
RESPONSABILITIES:

Teaching
- The successful candidate initially will teach courses in fisheries management, fish ecology, and participate in Natural Resources Practicum.  Development of a graduate course contributing to curricular objectives of the graduate faculty is desirable on an alternate-year basis.  Mentoring of students is expected. 

Research
- The successful candidate will be expected to develop a dynamic, externally funded, internationally recognized research program that focuses on applied issues related to the conservation and management of aquatic resources.  Research interest may span levels of biological organization from sub-cellular to freshwater ecosystems.  We seek applicants who possess quantitative skills, embrace an integrative approach to science and welcome interdisciplinary collaborations.  Opportunities exist for collaborative research within the department in areas such as aquatic community ecology, land-use change modeling, disturbance ecology, metabolomics, ecological genetics, and aquatic ecotoxicology as well as university-wide initiatives in climate change (http://www.purdue.edu/climate ) and sustainability of ecological systems (http://www.purdue.edu/pices ).  In addition, there will be abundant opportunities to develop collaborative relationships with state (i.e. Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Management, and Transportation) and federal (i.e. U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture, U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) agencies which support research initiatives.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:  A Ph.D. in fisheries biology, or a related field, with a strong record of research productivity and teaching experience.    
 
SALARY:  Salary will be commensurate with experience and training.
 
CLOSING DATE: 15 October 2007 or until filled.
 
APPLICATION PROCESS

Submit (1) cover letter, including the names of three people who have been asked to send letters of reference by the position closing date; (2) a curriculum vita; and (3) statements of research and teaching experience and interests.  Application packets should be addressed to Dr. Marisol SepĂșlveda Chair, Fisheries Biology Search Committee, Purdue University, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, 195 Marsteller Street, West Lafayette, IN, 47907-2033.  For additional information, contact the Search Committee Chair via phone (765) 496-3428 or email (mssepulv [AT] purdue.edu).

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