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fisheries job at Umass


Francis Juanes <[log in to unmask]>


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Tue, 11 Nov 2008 03:09:39 -0500





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Assistant Professor
Department of Natural Resources Conservation
University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Department of Natural Resources Conservation at the University of
Massachusetts Amherst
( 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
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
candidate’s field of expertise.

The applicant’s 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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