Sustainable Aquaculture Position at the University of Rhode Island

Faculty Position in Sustainable Aquaculture

Department of Fisheries, Animal and Veterinary Sciences College of the Environment and Life Sciences
University of Rhode Island

The Department of Fisheries, Animal and Veterinary Sciences in the College of the Environment and Life Sciences (CELS) at the University of Rhode Island seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor position in Sustainable Aquaculture. We seek highly qualified candidates who investigate sustainable aquaculture that aims to balance productivity and economics with the health of ecosystems. We welcome applicants who study any group of organisms in any type of aquatic system, and who work with the aquaculture industry and multiple stakeholders. Candidates must have a PhD in Aquaculture, Biological Sciences, Fisheries, Environmental Science, Conservation Science, or closely-related field and 1 year of postdoctoral experience at the time of application. We seek a colleague who will supervise an independent, extramurally funded research program; provide research training for graduate and undergraduate students; teach an interdisciplinary general education course (i.e., “Grand Challenges” Course) and other relevant courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in CELS; contribute to interdisciplinary collaboration for the study of aquaculture systems addressing coupled environmental, economic, and sociocultural aspects. Anticipated appointment date is August 2017. For further information on the department and graduate programs, see
APPLICATION DEADLINE: First consideration will be given to applications received by October 11, 2016. Second consideration may be given to applications received by October 31, 2016. Applications received subsequent to the second consideration (October 31, 2016) may not be given full consideration. Application materials should include a cover letter, CV w/ names and contact information of 3 references, combined statement of research and teaching interests and future plans, and up to 3 published or in press papers. Please submit materials electronically to
The University of Rhode Island is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by member of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

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