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Subject: fisheries job at Umass
From: Francis Juanes <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Tue, 11 Nov 2008 03:09:39 -0500
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AQUATIC ECOLOGY AND FISHERIES SCIENCE
Assistant Professor
Department of Natural Resources Conservation
University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Department of Natural Resources Conservation at the University of 
Massachusetts Amherst
(http://nrc.umass.edu) is seeking applications for a 9-month, 
tenure-track appointment as Assistant
Professor in Aquatic Ecology and Fisheries Science. Position will 
emphasize fish-habitat
relationships, fish population biology, and/or aquatic ecosystem 
management and will focus on
human-impacted freshwater, estuarine or coastal ecosystems. Research 
topics include, but are
not limited to: effects of climate and land use changes on aquatic and 
fish communities,
restoration of aquatic communities, and/or impacts of contaminants and 
exotic species on aquatic
environments. Previous teaching experience at a university level is 
desirable. A doctoral degree
in Fisheries Science or Ecology field is required. Expertise relevant to 
urban-wild-land
interfaces is preferred. The candidate will be expected to develop 
independent and collaborative
research programs that help to meet the research needs of state, federal 
and non governmental
organizations; build departmental and interdisciplinary collaborations; 
and develop an innovative
teaching program at the undergraduate and graduate levels incorporating 
new initiatives in
teaching and learning. Teaching responsibilities will include a 
sophomore-level water and fish
conservation course, an upper level course in aquatic ecology, and a 
graduate course in
candidateís field of expertise.

The applicantís experience should demonstrate the ability to work across 
disciplinary lines in
both the natural and social sciences and the potential to attract 
external funding. Successful
applicants will be expected to serve as a mentor to minorities and other 
underrepresented groups
within the department. The University of Massachusetts Amherst places 
special emphases on
faculty-student interaction and a commitment to teach and attract a 
diverse student body.

APPLICATION: Earliest start date is September 1, 2009. Review of 
applications will begin
January 5, 2009. The position will remain open until filled. Applicants 
should submit
curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching goals, and the 
names, addresses and
contact information of three references to:

Curt Griffin, Chair
Aquatic Ecology and Fisheries Science Search Committee
Department of Natural Resources Conservation
Holdsworth Natural Resources Center
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003
413-545-2640 email: [log in to unmask]

The University is part of the 5-College Consortium in the beautiful 
Pioneer Valley of Western
Massachusetts, with excellent social, cultural, and recreational 
amenities in a town and rural
setting. We are 2 hours from Boston and 3 hours from New York City.

The University provides an intellectual environment committed to 
providing academic excellence
and diversity including mentoring programs for faculty. The College and 
the Department are
committed to increasing the diversity of the faculty, student body and 
the curriculum. The
University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity 
Employer. Women and
members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

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