Fish Ecology and Management
Department of Watershed Sciences
College of Natural Resources, Utah State University
The Department of Watershed Sciences (http://www.cnr.usu.edu/wats) at Utah State University (www.usu.edu) is seeking applications for a 9-month, tenure-track position in freshwater fish ecology or fisheries management. The division of activities will be approximately 50% research, 40% teaching, and 10% service. The Department offers BS degrees in Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences and Watershed & Earth Systems. It offers MS and PhD degrees in Ecology, Fisheries, and Watershed Sciences.
Research: The successful applicant will develop an innovative, externally funded research program to support personal scholarship and graduate student education. We are interested in candidates with strong backgrounds in limnology or stream ecology whose primary research focus is on fish. Candidates who combine field-based and experimental approaches in their research are especially encouraged to apply. We anticipate the successful candidate will work closely with state and federal natural resource agencies. Areas of specialization might include, but are not limited to, physiological ecology of fish, trophic ecology, spatial ecology of fish species and communities, ecological response of fish to global change, and fish conservation and restoration.
Teaching: The successful applicant will teach 3 courses per year: an introductory course in general ecology, an upper division course in fish ecology or management, and a graduate seminar in the candidates area of specialization.
Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in fish ecology, fisheries, aquatic ecology, or a closely related discipline; demonstrated expertise in fish ecology, fisheries management, or related discipline; a record of peer-reviewed publication appropriate to career stage; and evidence of excellence in teaching or the ability to develop into an excellent teacher. Applicants should have interest in the integration of physical and ecological sciences within a watershed context and have the ability to communicate knowledge in a way that is useful for management and policy. Preferred Qualifications: Postdoctoral experience is desirable.
Application: Applicants must submit all application materials electronically via the Utah State University Human Resources web site (https://jobs.usu.edu requisition ID 053660). Please submit a cover letter, a complete CV, the names and emails of 3 references, and statements on your research interests and teaching philosophy. The research statement should describe your specific research interests and how these will complement those of current faculty within the Watershed Sciences Department. Your teaching philosophy should describe your qualifications for teaching both undergraduate and graduate students. Please upload 1-2 published articles under the 'optional document' options. The position is open until filled, but review of applications and letters of recommendation will begin 4 March 2013. Utah State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. Applicants must apply online; questions regarding the position should be directed to the Search Chair, Wayne Wurtsbaugh, Dept. of Watershed Sciences, firstname.lastname@example.org, 435-797-2584.
Area and Community: Utah State University is well-situated for diverse research opportunities ranging from desert rivers to alpine lakes and streams to large reservoirs. USU is located in Logan, a community of 100,000 people and is 85 miles north of Salt Lake City. It is situated in scenic Cache Valley, a semi-rural mountain basin offering ski resorts, lakes, rivers, and mountains. The area has a low cost of living and ample opportunities for a family-friendly professional life and amenities one would find in large cities. For more information on Logan see http://www.tourcachevalley.com/.