Associate Professor of Marine and Environmental Affairs; University of Washington

Job Title: 
Associate Professor of Marine and Environmental Affairs
Job Location: 
Seattle, WA
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

The School of Marine and Environmental Affairs (SMEA) at the University of Washington (UW) invites applications for one nine-month (100% FTE) faculty position in U.S. Fisheries Management. The position will be filled at the rank of Associate Professor with tenure. A Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in marine science, fisheries science, marine policy, or a related field is required.

Duties of the position include the following:

1) Conduct empirical research in an area of specialization and contribute to collaborative interdisciplinary research, develop and maintain a vibrant externally-funded research program, sustain a strong publication record, contribute to teaching and mentoring of graduate students, contribute to the functioning and vitality of the School and College through service, and support the interdisciplinary mission of SMEA.

2) Teach graduate-level courses in an area of specialization and to contribute to teaching in SMEA’s core curriculum. Courses that build practical skills while advancing critical thinking and theoretical understanding are a priority for SMEA. Candidates may be asked to teach undergraduate courses in other departments as appropriate. Candidates may be asked to assist in building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment in teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service.

3) Fulfill our commitment to inclusion and to participate in recruiting, training, and mentoring underrepresented minority students (URM) and those from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, economic means, and academic backgrounds. To learn more, please see the School’s Diversity Commitment Statement on our web site at: and the College’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at:

The successful candidate is expected to assume the appointment on September 16, 2020.

SMEA exists within the UW College of the Environment and is home to a broadly interdisciplinary faculty with shared interests in the human dimensions of global environmental change and a common focus on issues of environment and society. Our degree program serves Master’s students who, through thesis and professional tracks, prepare for careers in government, nonprofits, the private sector, and academia. Highly competitive candidates will describe how their research and teaching programs will effectively serve students with a wide range of methodological and topical interests and diverse career goals.

The UW is located in the greater Seattle metropolitan area, with a dynamic, multicultural community of 3.7 million people and a range of ecosystems from mountains to ocean. The UW serves a diverse population of 80,000 students, faculty and staff, including 25% first-generation college students, over 25% Pell Grant students, and faculty from over 70 countries. A recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the advancement of women faculty in science, engineering, and math (see, the UW offers a wide range of professional development and networking opportunities for faculty. A comprehensive benefits package is also offered, including access to campus childcare and health/vision/dental plans for spouse, qualified domestic partner, and/or dependents.


A Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in marine science, fisheries science, marine policy, or a related field is required.

The Associate Professor will demonstrate a) evidence of research excellence concerning fisheries management at the federal level in the United States; b) evidence of a vibrant, externally-funded research program concerning one or more aspects of U.S. fisheries management, and c) evidence of outstanding classroom teaching and thesis advising in fisheries management.

Application Instructions

Applicants should apply electronically via Interfolio, and submit the following: 1) plain-language summary of your qualifications for the position, limited to 350 words; 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of research and teaching interests and philosophies including a brief statement describing how your teaching, research, and/or service demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion through scholarship or by improving access to higher education for underrepresented individuals or groups (3 pages maximum), 4) copies of three representative publications related to the job requirements, and 5) three letters of reference addressing your qualifications for the position. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by October 31, 2019. Questions pertaining to this search can be addressed to Professor Terrie Klinger, Search Committee Chair (tklinger [at] Applicants who may need disability accommodations in the application process are encouraged to contact the UW’s Disability Services Office at (206) 543-6450 or (206) 543-6450 (TTY) or dso [at]

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