Assistant Professor, Quantitative Scientist

Assistant Professor, Quantitative Scientist


The School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences (SAFS; at the University of Washington (UW) seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor (0116) who develops and applies mathematical or statistical tools to aquatic biological systems, fisheries, and conservation. This is a multi-year, full-time (100% FTE), 9-month position for which a Ph.D. or foreign equivalent is required and post-doctoral experience is strongly desired.

All UW faculty engage in research, teaching, and service. The successful candidate is expected to lead a strong, extramurally funded research program and contribute to our teaching mission at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants should describe how they expect their research and teaching will enhance collaborative, interdisciplinary linkages within SAFS and across other disciplines within the College of the Environment and the UW, and particularly contribute to teaching within the Center for Quantitative Sciences program. Collaboration with external partners including government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and tribal governments/First Nations is also desired.

We prefer candidates who can contribute to the University’s distinctive educational objectives, which include interdisciplinary perspectives, intercultural understanding, and concern with social responsibility and the ethical implications of knowledge and action. SAFS is a dedicated team of educators, enabling our students to successfully explore and interpret the rich array of disciplines and perspectives contained within the aquatic and fishery sciences. Thus, we seek candidates whose research, teaching, and/or service have prepared them to fulfill our commitment to inclusion, and given them the confidence to fully engage audiences from a wide spectrum of backgrounds.

The University of Washington has a unique natural setting from which to base research and education. SAFS is housed within the University’s College of the Environment, which provides a broad interdisciplinary and global position for education and basic and applied research. The School maintains unique research and teaching facilities, such as the UW Fish Collection, and field stations around Puget Sound and in southwestern Alaska.

The University of Washington provides a wide range of networking, mentoring and development opportunities for junior faculty and a comprehensive benefits package (details can be found at…/wp-c…/uploads/sites/3/2016/07/faculty.pdf). Applicants should send the following to with “Quantitative Scientist: [your name]” in the subject line of the email: 1) curriculum vitae, 2) statement of research and teaching interests and philosophies including experience with and commitment to diverse audiences and inclusive approaches (4 pages maximum), 3) copies (PDF) of three representative publications, and 4) names and contact information for 3 professional references. All material should be collated into a single PDF document. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to applications received by November 15, 2016. Questions pertaining to this search can be addressed to Prof. Tim Essington, Search Committee Chair ( Individuals with disabilities seeking accommodation in the application process are encouraged to contact us at

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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