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Professor and Head, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Date Posted: 17 Jul 2014 (Show details)

Institution: University of Tennessee
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
Closing date: Review of applications will begin on Sept. 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) at the flagship campus of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville is seeking a senior colleague for the position of Professor and Head. The new Head will guide the growth of the department and help us to build on existing strengths in mathematical biology, macroevolution, ecological genetics, behavior, and global change ecology. We seek a candidate with a strong record of excellence in research and teaching, a history of effective leadership, and a vision of how to foster the continued progression of the program into one of the top EEB departments in the nation. The successful candidate will be able to manage administrative duties while maintaining an active research program.

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology is a dynamic and collaborative group of 21 faculty and over 50 graduate students. Our department maintains a field station in the nearby Smoky Mountains, close ties to nearby Oak Ridge National Lab, and synergy with the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis. Knoxville is also an exciting town that has undergone a vibrant civic revitalization over the past several years, yet it remains one of the most affordable cities in the US and the region has been rated as one of the best in the country for eventual retirement. The University of Tennessee welcomes dual-career couples and pursues family-friendly policies. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability and enthusiasm to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. The Head position is open to individuals who are qualified to be appointed at the full professor level with tenure at the University of Tennessee.

To apply, please send the following in a single pdf-formatted document to mander16 [at] utk [dot] edu:

  • Cover letter that includes a vision statement for the head’s leadership role in the intellectual growth of our department,
  • Statement of teaching philosophy/experience,
  • Statement of current and near future research interests,
  • Names and contact information for five referees,
  • CV. 

Review of applications will begin on Sept. 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Potential applicants may also contact Search Committee Chair Prof. Hanno H. Weitering (hanno [at] utk [dot] edu) or Prof. Susan E. Riechert (sriecher [at] utk [dot] edu) with questions; more information about our Department, including our current strategic plan, is available at

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations.

In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University.

Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498 (V/TTY available) or 974-2440. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

Ph.D. or M.S. Assistantship in Fish Ecology

Date Posted: 8 Jul 2014 (Show details)

Institution: Purdue University
Location: West Lafayette, Indiana
Closing date: 24 August 2014

A graduate student (PhD or MS) assistantship available to participate in a study to evaluate fish utilization of spawning habitat in Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron. Specifically, in collaboration with local, state (Michigan Departments of Natural Resources and Environmental Quality) and federal (USFWS, USGS) partners, the student will survey remnant reef habitat in inner Saginaw Bay. In addition, there may be opportunities to develop complementary studies, potentially including an integration of field studies, laboratory analyses, controlled experiments and/or quantitative modeling analyses.

The selected individual will enroll in Purdue University's Department of Forestry and Natural Resources ( in West Lafayette, Indiana.


Minimum qualifications include a BS (for MS position) or MS (for PhD position) in Biology, Ecology, Fisheries Science, or related field; GPA of 3.2 or greater; and above average GRE scores (at least 50th percentile for quantitative and verbal; at least 4.0 for analytical writing).


Assistantships include 12-month stipend, full tuition coverage, and insurance.

Start date:

January 2015 (although earlier start is possible)

How to Apply:

The positions will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please respond by 24-August-2014 and submit cover letter, CV, GRE scores (unofficial is fine), transcript (unofficial is fine), and names and contact numbers of three references to:

Tomas Hook
thook [at] purdue [dot] edu,

For more information please contact:

Tomas Hook
thook [at] purdue [dot] edu

Purdue University is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer.

Fish and Fisheries Research Director

Date Posted: 2 Jul 2014 (Show details)

Institution: Murdoch University
Location: Murdoch, Western Australia, Australia
Closing date: 12 September 2014

Murdoch University is striving to make a difference to the way we live, think and understand each other and the world around us. Over the past two years Murdoch has undergone significant restructure to boost the quality of research and teaching and is currently amongst one of the best universities in the world opened less than fifty years ago.

The Centre for Fish and Fisheries Research at Murdoch University was established in 2000 after two decades of sustained excellence in research and postgraduate training under the leadership of Professor Ian Potter. A recent external review of the Centre noted that opportunity exists for repositioning the Centre to ensure that Murdoch University maintains its research excellence in Fisheries Science.

Murdoch and the Centre are seeking to appoint a new Director of the Centre at the Professor or Associate Professor level to achieve this objective. The successful applicant will provide leadership and foster excellence in research, post graduate teaching, professional activities and policy development within the Centre, School, University and community.

The University is seeking an individual who is looking for an exciting and new challenge in leading the development of teaching and research capacity in a research centre, which has an international reputation in fisheries science, as well as establishing effective relationships with relevant industry groups and external stakeholders.


  • A relevant PhD and extensive professional experience in fisheries science.
  • Experience in research leadership including a record of building successful teams and driving performance.
  • Demonstrated ability in the area of Fisheries or Natural Resource Modelling or Quantitative Biology.
  • Demonstrated capacity to develop a research team, supervise staff and generate research funding.


  • Professor $166k (salary)
  • Associate Professor $129k – $142k (salary)
  • Salary plus employer superannuation contributions of 17%, leave loading and an opportunity to salary package.

To Apply:

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a cover letter, CV and a statement addressing the selection criteria (found in the Position Description). Application procedures and the position description can be found at, as well as the link to the online form to submit your application.

For queries relating to the application process, please contact recruitment [at] murdoch [dot] edu [dot] au

For further information about this position and the University’s Research Capability in relation to fisheries science, please contact Dr Howard Gill, on H [dot] Gill [at] murdoch [dot] edu [dot] au or on 61 8 9360 2282.

The closing date is 12 September 2014.

Assistant/Associate Professor in Aquatic Ecology

Date Posted: 27 Jun 2014 (Show details)

Institution: California State University, Chico
Location: Chico, California
Closing date: Review of Applications will begin July 31, 2014

The Department of Biological Sciences is searching for a tenure track assistant or associate professor to start January 2015 or August 2015. California State University, Chico is seeking faculty who are competent in their field, collaborative with colleagues and staff, and committed to student success. Position is contingent on funding.

Minimum Qualifications:

The minimum education requirement for appointment to this position is a Ph.D. in Aquatic Ecology or related field, (specialization in Ichthyology preferred), demonstrated ability or potential to establish externally funded research, and a record of publication. We require a strong interest in teaching excellence and enthusiasm for mentoring undergraduates, as well as graduate students, in research activities.

Candidates are subject to a criminal records check.

Preferred Qualifications:

Postdoctoral experience and evidence of teaching proficiency. Candidates with strong data analysis skills and/or expertise in vertebrate physiology who can interact with current faculty in ecology, evolution and organismal biology are especially sought.


This tenure-track position carries responsibilities in the areas of teaching, scholarship and service. Teaching duties include participation in lecture and laboratory instruction ranging from lower-division courses for majors and non-majors to upper division and graduate courses the area of specialty totaling 10-14 class hours per week. Scholarship duties include developing an externally funded research program involving undergraduate and graduate students. Successful candidates will receive research space, startup funds and release time in the first two years of the appointment to help establish their research program. Service duties include undergraduate advising of ecology majors, and committee work. Teaching assignments are based upon qualifications of the individual and the needs of the department.


Salary commensurate with education and experience.

The Department:

The Department of Biological Sciences includes 13 full-time faculty, 30 master’s students, and 500 undergraduate biology majors with options leading to a B.S. in cell & molecular biology; ecology, evolution, and organismal biology; or plant biology, as well as 60 microbiology majors. Department programs are enhanced by diverse laboratory and field facilities; the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve; Butte Creek Ecological Preserve, the Eagle Lake Field Station, the CSU Chico Vertebrate Museum, a stockroom; and greenhouses. The Department has five very active student clubs. Full information is available at The College of Natural Sciences ( has further resources including Geological and Environmental Sciences faculty with expertise in Hydrology and the Center for Water and the Environment ( which serves as a cross-campus hub for research and education activities related to water.

Closing Date:

Review of applications will begin on July 31, 2014. Complete applications received after this date may be considered.

How to Apply:

All applicants must complete the Application for Academic Employment Form, which is available on-line at
to be submitted with a statement of Teaching Philosophy, Statement of Research Interests, curriculum vitae, complete set of transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to:

Tag Engstrom, Search Committee Chair
Department of Biological Sciences
CSU, Chico, Chico, CA 95929-0515
tengstrom [at] csuchico [dot] edu

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For disability related accommodations please call ADA Coordinator at (530) 898-6771.

CSU, Chico is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and also only employs individuals authorized to work in the U.S.

As a university that educates students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, we value a diverse faculty and staff. Chico welcomes applicants who are knowledgeable about and interested in working within a cross-cultural learning environment.  We also welcome those who share a passion and commitment to the University's Strategic

Assistant/Associate/Full Research Professor in Fish Biology

Date Posted: 24 Jun 2014 (Show details)

Institution: Florida Atlantic University
Location: Fort Pierce, Florida
Closing date: Open until filled

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute of Florida Atlantic University (FAU-HBOI), located in Fort Pierce Florida, seeks candidates for an Assistant, Associate, or Full Research Professor with expertise in fish biology and/or ecology for studies of estuarine/lagoon systems and/or open ocean systems. The primary focus of this position is research, but there is opportunity for teaching and directing graduate students and postdoctoral investigators.

Preferred candidates should be established and have demonstrated excellence in one or more of the following broad areas: fish biology/ecology, marine environmental sustainability, conservation/restoration, and/or stock enhancement. The successful candidate should have strong academic and research connections and be poised to take advantage of opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations at FAU-HBOI, especially related to marine and coastal issues.

Candidates should be willing to work with a team of other scientists and engineers in a university culture that fosters innovation and collaboration within our institute, with colleagues at FAU, and with local, national, and international partners. Candidates are expected to develop a new understanding and strategies, technologies, or products that will lead to stewardship and wise use of the oceans. For more information about HBOI-FAU our strategic plan is located at .


The successful candidate must be established in his or her field and possess:

  • An earned doctorate in an area applicable to marine science, oceanography, or ecology
  • A strong publication record
  • A well-funded, active research program, commensurate with their level of experience
  • Skills in leadership and mentoring
  • The ability to work cooperatively with University and extramural partners on research that addresses contemporary and emerging issues in ocean science or ecology.

This position includes a generous start up package and new lab and office space. Salary is commensurate with experience.

To Apply

This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice.

All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position on the Office of Human Resources' job website ( by completing the Faculty, Administrative, Managerial & Professional Position Application and submitting the related documents.

The site permits the attachment of required/requested documentation. In addition to completing the online application, please upload the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of official transcripts scanned into an electronic format, a statement of research experience and philosophy, and contact information for three references including email addresses.

Degrees from outside the United States must be validated by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Service (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts). The evaluation should be scanned and electronically attached to one's application as with other US-based transcripts.

Prior to appointment, the candidate must submit official, sealed transcripts from all institutions where graduate coursework was attempted, whether or not a degree was obtained, as well as an original NACES evaluation, if applicable. Transcripts must be issued to Florida Atlantic University not to you as the student.

A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position. This position is subject to funding.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057.

Florida Atlantic University is a public research university with multiple campuses along the southeast Florida coast serving a uniquely diverse community. Today, the University serves more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students. FAU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution. For more information about FAU and HBOI, please visit

For further information contact:

Paul Wills or Dennis Hanisak, Search Committee Co-Chairs
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Florida Atlantic University
5600 US 1 North
Fort Pierce, FL 34946
pwills2 [at] hboi [dot] fau [dot] edu
dhanisak [at] fau [dot] edu

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