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Assistant/Associate Professor of Sustainable Fisheries Management

December 12, 2012


Assistant/Associate Professor of Sustainable Fisheries Management

Unity College invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor in Sustainable Fisheries Management. We seek an individual with strong interest and field experience in applied aspects of sustainable fisheries management in marine or freshwater systems.  Candidates are expected to demonstrate expertise and commitment to transdisciplinary teaching and research in broad areas of importance to the future of fisheries conservation and management.  The successful applicant will advance the college’s newly adopted framework of Sustainability science and complement the College’s existing programs in Marine Biology and Wildlife and Fisheries Management.

The successful candidate will have expertise in marine biology, fisheries management and field studies, and be able to teach core courses in our marine biology and fisheries programs.  Disciplinary areas of expertise may include marine fisheries, sustainable harvest modeling or management, ecosystem modeling, fish pathology, conservation genetics, aquaculture, and ecotoxicology.  Opportunities to teach courses in their area of expertise exist in additional courses such as Themes in Marine Macrovertebrate Biology and Themes in Fisheries and Aquaculture. The successful candidate for this academic year (9-month) appointment will teach courses, advise undergraduate students, support undergraduate student research in their area of expertise, and participate in other academic service activities.

Qualifications:  Ph.D. degree in Marine Biology, Fisheries Science, or closely related field is required.  The candidate must have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, research and outreach pertaining to Sustainability science, as well as demonstrated potential for scholarship/research and securing external funding for research.  The successful candidate will also possess effective communication skills and commitment to cultural diversity.

Ideal candidates will demonstrate expertise in transdisciplinary approaches to fisheries ecology and management, as well as a strong background in design, execution, and analysis of field and laboratory studies.  Postdoctoral teaching and advising/mentoring and experience in supervising undergraduate research is preferred.  Demonstrated experience working as part of an interdisciplinary team and the ability to collaborate with state and federal conservation/management agencies is desired.

Unity College, a private college in rural Maine, provides dedicated, engaged students with a liberal arts education emphasizing the environment, natural resources, and the emerging framework of sustainability science. A common interest in developing sustainable solutions to environmental problems unites our students, staff, and faculty. Recently named to the top 30 of the Washington Monthly college rankings and Princeton Review’s Green Rating Honor Roll, Unity is rapidly becoming recognized as a national leader in sustainability science.



Review of applications will begin January 25th and continue until the position is filled.  Apply online at < > (to receive a link to upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, including how you would implement and utilize undergraduate research in your teaching, and contact information for three professional references.)


Posted:  December 11, 2012

Unity College hopes to attract employees who share a commitment to the environment and to human diversity, and who have an interest in helping students develop an understanding of the richness and complexity of individuals and society.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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