The College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (CFOS) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks
(UAF) seeks applications from exceptional candidates for a tenure-track faculty position in
mariculture to complement CFOS’ breadth of expertise in fisheries and ocean sciences.
Mariculture is defined here as the enhancement, restoration and farming of shellfish and
seaweeds. This position will receive nine months of state support annually and will be stationed in Kodiak, Alaska at the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center. Created by the Alaska legislature in 1981, the mission of this center is to increase the value of Alaska's fishing industry and marine resources through research, technological development, education and service. We invite applicants with mariculture-related research experience, who will further the mission and strengths of the College. This faculty appointment is intended to be at the rank of Assistant Professor, although outstanding candidates at a higher rank will be considered. This position is part of a broader campaign to hire up to ten faculty across disciplines to enhance research, teaching, and service in the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences. UAF is Alaska’s research university, North America’s Arctic university, and a world leader in many facets of marine research, including climate-change, ecosystem structure and dynamics, fisheries, as well as applied research problems facing the state and the nation. The successful applicant will enjoy opportunities for collaboration within CFOS’s world-class, high-latitude research programs. The College offers a B.S. in Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, a B.A. in Fisheries, Undergraduate Minors in Marine Science and in Fisheries, a new Master of Marine Studies degree program, as well as M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Oceanography, Marine Biology, and in Fisheries. The UAF campus in Fairbanks houses the Ocean Acidification Research Center, the Alaska Stable Isotope Facility, the Advanced Instrumentation Laboratory, and the Core Facility for Nucleic Acid Analysis. Our coastal facilities include the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, the Seward Marine Center, the NOAA-UAF Kasitsna Bay Laboratory, the Alaska SeaLife Center, and the Lena Point Fisheries Facility. A network of seven Alaska Sea Grant extension offices serve coastal Alaska’s commercial fishing, mariculture, and marine subsistence communities. The College has over 150 faculty, researchers and staff based throughout Alaska, more than 100 graduate students engaged in thesis research in Alaska waters and throughout the world, and a growing number of undergraduates in Fisheries and Ocean Sciences.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in mariculture/aquaculture, marine biology, fisheries, oceanography, or closely related discipline, and preferably have post-doctoral and teaching experience. The position requires research, education and service that support Alaska’s ocean resources and the human communities that rely upon them. The successful candidate will be expected to teach core courses and/or develop specialty mariculture-related courses for the graduate and undergraduate academic programs, develop a vigorous externally funded mariculture-related research program, and mentor graduate students. Interested applicants should
submit (1) a brief cover letter, (2) a statement of interest that outlines their qualifications for this position and includes a research plan, teaching interests, and outreach plans, (3) a curriculum vitae, and (4) contact information for at least three professional references (address, email and phone number). Applications must be submitted to Job #510378 at http://alaska.edu/jobs/. For full consideration, applications should be received no later than January 8, 2019 by 11:55PM Alaska Standard Time. For questions about these positions, please contact Dr. Brenda Konar, Chair of the Search Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.