Assistant Professor in Polar Marine or Freshwater Ecology

Assistant Professor in Polar Marine or Freshwater Ecology : Seattle, WA, United States

Position Details
As a part of the College of the Environment at the University of Washington (, the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences (SAFS) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor (0116) position (100% FTE, 9 months/year, multi-year) in polar marine or freshwater ecology as part of its continuing commitment to research and education on Earth’s high-latitude regions through the Future of Ice Initiative (

SAFS wishes to hire an integrative scientist who will advance our understanding of ecological processes and ongoing changes in high-latitude (polar or subpolar) marine or freshwater ecosystems. We seek an ecologist whose research focuses on basic and/or applied questions and may include high latitude fisheries or broader ecosystem studies across multiple trophic levels from zooplankton to fish, seabirds and marine mammals. A PhD or foreign equivalent in ecology, biology, zoology, fisheries science, or a related field is required at the time of appointment and post-doctoral experience is desirable. More information on SAFS can be found at

The Future of Ice Initiative is a campus-wide effort that focuses on developing partnerships with diverse stakeholders in the polar regions, where the triple challenges of climate change, new economic pressures, and rapid social and political disruption intersect. This new initiative includes multiple units in the College of the Environment, Applied Physics Lab, College of Arts and Sciences, and the interdisciplinary centers for Quaternary Research, Canadian Studies and Polar Science. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. The successful candidate is expected to enhance the University of Washington’s multidisciplinary research in polar science, develop an externally funded research program, mentor the next generation of scientists, and contribute to rigorous education serving an increasingly diverse student population at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The University of Washington promotes diversity and inclusivity among our students, faculty, staff, and public; for this faculty position, we seek applicants who are committed to these principles.

The School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences values colleagues who have a strong commitment to an academic environment that promotes diversity. The University of Washington is recognized for supporting the work-life balance of its faculty.

Application Instructions
To apply, send curriculum vitae with publication list, separate statements of research and teaching interests, a diversity statement (a brief statement on how your teaching, research and/or service contribute to diversity through scholarship or by improving access to higher education for underrepresented individuals or groups), copies of three publications that represent your research interests, and the names and contact information of four references. Applicants should also describe how their research and teaching will enhance collaborative linkages within the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences and among other partners in the Future of Ice Initiative. Electronic materials are preferred; send to Hard copies can be sent to Future of Ice Initiative – Quaternary Research Center, University of Washington, Box 351310, Seattle, WA 98195-1310. Applications should be received prior to November 15th, 2016, to ensure full consideration (notice that application deadline is 11/08/16 on Nature’s site but we will accept applications until filled past 11/08/16). Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify Monick Keo at Questions pertaining to this search can be addressed to Dr. George Hunt, Search Committee Chair, (

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