Candidates should be committed to teaching excellence and to building a strong record of publication and grantsmanship. The successful candidate will complement existing strengths in freshwater fish ecology, genetics, aquaculture, and quantitative fishery science. Expected areas of instructional assignments may include Marine Fish Ecology, US and World Fisheries, Fisheries Science Communication, Ichthyology, and specialized courses within the candidate’s area of expertise. Specific instructional assignments will be consistent with the expertise of the successful candidate and the programmatic needs of the Department of Fisheries Biology. Other expected duties include direction of graduate student research in the Fisheries option of the MS in Natural Resources.
The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching; research, scholarship and creative activity; and service to the University, profession and to the community. These responsibilities include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions. Probationary faculty are typically provided ongoing mentorship to be a successful member of the faculty. During the first two years of the probationary period, a reduced workload supports the establishment of research, scholarship and/or creative activities required for retention, tenure and promotion.