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Assistant Professor of Ecological Aquaculture

Company: The World Aquaculture Society
Location: Santa Cruz
Posted on: January 9, 2022

Job Description:

Assistant Professor of Ecological Aquaculture Santa Cruz, California Full Time Job DetailsThe Department of Environmental Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in ecological aquaculture at the assistant professor level.We seek a scholar who engages in research in ecological aquaculture, with connections to agroecology and sustainable food systems. The successful candidate will bring expertise in technical, physiological, chemical, and/or molecular approaches in aquaculture, along with knowledge of sustainability in food production. Specific areas of research may include but are not limited to topics such as integrating sustainable aquaculture systems with agroecological management systems, developing aquaculture innovations to minimize impacts on wild fish populations, sustainability of production systems, or reducing negative environmental impacts. The faculty member will teach a course in sustainable aquaculture as well as contribute broadly to graduate and undergraduate teaching and mentoring in the Environmental Studies program. This includes opportunities in the undergraduate Environmental Studies and Agroecology majors, the Environmental Studies and the Coastal Science and Policy graduate programs, and a campus-wide Global and Community Health initiative and curriculum.Applicants with any or all of the following qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply: excellence in research; a research program that complements or extends existing research strengths in the department; demonstrated potential to attract extramural funding; evidence of excellence, inclusivity, and innovation in teaching and mentoring; and/or a demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary collaboration with social scientists.Strong UCSC traditions in agroecology, sustainable food systems, fish biology, and coastal ecology create a supportive framework for the selected candidate to help propel the campus into a leadership role in the fast-growing sector of ecological aquaculture. UCSC has made major investments in aquaculture research infrastructure at the Center for Agroecology's certified organic farm and it maintains a close partnership with the NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, with both agencies maintaining on-campus facilities. The faculty member is expected to connect with and contribute to these resources, and to engage in partnerships with allied campus research programs in the School of Engineering and the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.Requirements Basic qualifications - (required at time of application)

Ph.D. (or equivalent foreign degree) in a field such as, but not limited to, aquaculture, agricultural/food science, agroecology, fish biology, fisheries, or aquatic ecology; and demonstrated records of research and teaching. It is expected that the degree requirement will be completed no later than June 30, 2022. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Document requirements
  • *Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement addressing your understanding of the barriers facing traditionally underrepresented groups and your past and/or future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching and professional or public service. Candidates are urged to review guidelines on statements (see - ) before preparing their application.
  • *Statement of Research - Statement of research agenda (not to exceed two pages).*Initial screening of applications will be based on the Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the Research Statement.
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter - One page cover letter with overview of interest and qualifications.
  • Statement of Teaching - Statement of teaching philosophy and interests (not to exceed two pages).
  • Sample Publication
  • Sample Publication (Optional)
  • Sample Publication (Optional) Reference requirements
    • 3-4 required (contact information only)Applicants must provide the names and contact information of their references. The hiring unit will request confidential letters* from the references of those applicants who are under serious consideration. Please note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC's confidentiality statement at - .Apply link: - Help contact: - Contact Information University of California
      Next review date: -Monday, Jan 3, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
      Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.Final date: -Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
      Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
      Post Date: 10/30/2021 1:29:02 PM
      Closing Date: 1/3/2022 12:00:00 AM
      Share this job About this company UC Santa Cruz is a Hispanic-Serving Institution with a diverse student population and high proportion of first-in-family undergraduate students. We strongly prefer candidates who bring a clear understanding of the barriers facing minoritized communities who are underrepresented in higher education, and who have engaged in teaching, research, professional and/or public service that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion. This will be evidenced through the successful candidate's contributions to creating an equitable, anti-racist, anti-oppressive, and diverse scholarly environment through their undergraduate and graduate student teaching and mentorship, research, life experiences, and/or service. Read more

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