Assistant Professor
Utah State University - Logan, UT

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Position Title

Assistant Professor

Position Summary

The Department of Watershed Sciences ( at Utah State University ( is seeking applications for a, 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. The position is partially funded through the Ecology Center ( The successful applicant will become an associate of the Center and will be expected to contribute to Ecology Center programs. Funding covers the 9-month academic year, and the faculty member is encouraged to acquire up to 3 months of summer salary from extramural grants.


Research: The successful applicant will develop an extramurally funded research program to support personal scholarship and graduate student training. 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. The location of Utah State University provides diverse research opportunities ranging from desert rivers to alpine lakes and streams to large reservoirs. Teaching: The successful applicant will participate in departmental teaching in their area of expertise, which could include an introductory course in general ecology, an upper division course in fish ecology or management, a graduate seminar in the candidate's area of specialization, or other courses as required by the department.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in fish ecology, fisheries, aquatic ecology, or a closely related discipline 2. Demonstrated expertise in fish ecology, fisheries management, or related discipline 3. A record of peer-reviewed publication appropriate to career stage 4. Evidence of excellence in teaching or the ability to develop into an excellent teacher. Applicants must have interest in the integration of physical and ecological science within a watershed context and how that knowledge can be used in a management and policy context.

Preferred Qualifications

Postdoctoral experience is desirable.

Work Environment

Office Environment: Employees are protected from weather conditions or contaminants, but not necessarily occasional temperature changes. Outdoor Environment: Employees work outdoors and may not be protected from weather conditions. Extreme Cold: Temperatures typically below 32° for more than an hour. Extreme Heat: Temperatures above 100° for more than an hour.

Physical Requirements-Nearly Continuously

Hearing,listening Talking

Physical Requirements-Often

Repetitive hand motion(such as typing) Standing Walking Bending Stooping

Special Instructions to Applicants

Along with the online application, please attach: 1. A Cover Letter - A cover letter should include a brief summary of your interest in the position, a section describing your specific research interests, and a section describing your teaching interests, philosophy, and qualifications 2. Research Statement - In your research statement, please include a description of how your own research interests will complement current faculty within the Watershed Sciences Department. 3. Teaching Philosophy - In your teaching statement, please discuss your teaching philosophy at both undergraduate and graduate levels. 4. Curriculum Vitae 5. The names and email addresses of three references. (Your references will be sent an email from USU, asking them to upload a letter of recommendation on your behalf) - Letters of recommendation must be received by 4 March 2013. 6. Please upload 1 to 2 published articles under the "optional document 1 & 2" slots The position is open until filled, but review of applications will begin 4 March 2013. It is recommended that you have all required documents ready to attach before you click on the "apply for" link. Please ensure that each of your documents is under 2MB in size.

Required Applicant Documents

Cover Letter Curriculum Vitae Research Statement Teaching Philosophy Optional document 1 Optional document 2

Optional Applicant Documents

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