Assistant Professor – Fisheries/Aquaculture: Iowa

NREM, Iowa State University
Ames, IA
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Summary of Duties and Responsibilities: The Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management at Iowa State University is recruiting a 12-month Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Fisheries or Aquaculture. The position is a 12-month appointment and has responsibilities in research (40%), administration (40%), and extension (20%). The position will serve as Director of the North-Central Regional Aquaculture Center (NCRAC); NCRAC is one of five regional aquaculture centers in the U.S. Approximately 40% effort will be allocated to Center Director responsibilities, including oversight of the center, managing the center’s research and extension grants through subcontracts (~$700K per year), representing the center at national and international meetings, and regular engagement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture staff and other regional aquaculture center directors. The Center Director will supervise a full-time Business Manager, who will be responsible for day-to-day center operations, grant and budget coordination/management, and other related duties. The candidate will also be responsible for conducting research in applied fisheries/aquaculture or related discipline consistent with NCRAC and serving in a fisheries/aquaculture extension role. The successful candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills.
Required Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent in field of fisheries/aquaculture or a closely related natural resource field on or before the hire date. Demonstrated research experience related to fisheries science or aquaculture, including, but not limited to, fisheries, aquaculture, and/or extension education. Excellent communication skills appropriate for both technical and non-technical audiences using a variety of media. Preferred Qualifications: Peer-reviewed publication record Post-doctoral experience Experience managing budgets Demonstrated ability to work in a team-based, collaborative environment Experience supervising/mentoring staff and/or graduate students Grant writing experience and the ability to obtain external funding support for research activities Demonstrated excellence in University-level extension programming
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