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Assistant Professor in Organismal Fish Ecology

Assistant Professor in Organismal Fish Ecology

Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) has a three-part mission to
conduct interdisciplinary research in coastal ocean and estuarine
science, educate students and citizens, and provide advisory service to
policy makers, industry, and the public. The School of Marine Science
(SMS) at VIMS is the graduate school in marine science for the College
of William & Mary. Chartered in 1940, VIMS is currently among the
largest marine research and education centers in the United States. VIMS
employs approximately 60 full-time faculty members, more than 250
staff, and enrolls approximately 100 graduate students in master’s and
doctoral programs. VIMS consists of four collaborative,
interdisciplinary academic departments: Biological Sciences,
Environmental and Aquatic Animal Health, Fisheries Science and Physical
Sciences. Further information on VIMS and the SMS may be accessed online
at: www.vims.edu.


Assistant Professor in Organismal Fish Ecology:
We invite applications for a tenure-eligible Assistant Professor
position in the Department of Fisheries Science. The position will begin
in summer 2014.


Qualifications: The
successful candidate will hold an earned doctorate (Ph.D.) or similar
terminal degree at the time of the appointment in an area applicable to
organismal fish ecology. Postdoctoral experience is preferred.
Candidates must have a strong publication record commensurate with
experience, the potential to maintain an active research program, and
the ability to provide quality graduate student teaching and mentoring.
Candidates with research interests in the broad area of organismal fish
ecology, inclusive of behavioral, physiological, reproductive, and
evolutionary ecology, as well as food web interactions and fish
movements, are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to
candidates that employ field and/or laboratory approaches to the study
of fish ecology.


Responsibilities: The
successful candidate will develop and maintain an active research and
publication program, advise graduate students and teach courses
including but not limited to fish ecology and marine fisheries science.
In addition, the candidate will be expected to participate in College
and VIMS/SMS governance, and engage in advisory service activities in
support of fisheries management at local regional, national, and/or
international levels.


The Department of Fisheries Science
includes faculty with diverse expertise in biology and status of
fishes, molluscs, and crustaceans in both estuarine and marine
environments. Areas of study include fisheries population dynamics,
stock assessment, recruitment dynamics, evolution and systematics,
food-web dynamics, molecular biology, physiology, conservation ecology,
deep-sea ecology, and fisheries policy. There is a high level of
interdisciplinary synergy applied to resource management needs in the
face of complex environmental issues and challenges.


Application materials:
for the positions listed above should include: 1) a cover letter
describing professional education, experience, and suitability for the
position; 2) a full curriculum vitae; 3) research statement; 4) teaching
statement; and 5) the names, addresses (including titles and
institutions), email addresses, and telephone numbers of five


materials should be addressed to the Chair of the Organismal Fish
Ecologist Search Committee, and will be accepted through our On-Line
Application System at http://jobs.wm.edu.
For full consideration, application materials are due December 1, 2013;
however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


The College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university and conducts background checks on applicants for employment. Applications by persons from under-represented groups are strongly encouraged.


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