Institution: East Carolina University
Location: Greenville, North Carolina
Closing date: Review of applications will begin on October 26, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.
The Department of Biology at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level with expertise in Fisheries Biology, to begin August 15, 2016. We seek a broadly trained individual with a successful, innovative research program that addresses fundamental questions in fisheries biology. In support of ECU's strategic emphasis in coastal research, we seek applicants whose research programs can be applied to coastal ecosystems, including oceanic, estuarine or freshwater ecosystems.
The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program that involves work in a coastal area; teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses in aquatic sciences such as: fisheries biology, environmental biology, and marine biology; mentor students in the M.S. and Ph.D. programs; and contribute to ECU's research initiatives, centers, and institutes (Biodiversity Initiative, Center for Sustainability, Institute for Coastal Science and Policy). Candidates are expected to engage in university, regional, community, and professional service. Research foci should complement existing ECU research programs, which include groups taking interdisciplinary and ecological approaches. Departmental resources include a high performance computing facility, central environmental lab, genomics core facility, imaging facility, university-owned natural areas, and a fleet of field vehicles and small vessels (capable of electrofishing, trawling, gill netting, hydroacoustic surveys, including a new NSF-funded autonomous wave glider for fisheries research). ECU-AFS is an award-winning student subunit of the American Fisheries Society based in our department. East Carolina University students and faculty have collaborated extensively with scientists in the region at state and federal agencies (North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries, NC Department of Natural Resources, APNEP, and the NOAA Fisheries Laboratory at Beaufort, NC) as well as academic partners (notably the UNC Coastal Studies Institute as well as UNC system universities, and Duke Marine Laboratory).
A Ph.D. in Biology or Biology-related field with training in fish biology, invertebrate biology, or in fisheries and at least one year of postdoctoral research experience are required. Qualifying degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Applicants must complete a candidate profile and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and a statement of teaching experience/philosophy online at www.jobs.ecu.edu using the position number 934009 - Tenure Track Faculty in Biology, Fisheries Biology. The curriculum vitae should include the names and contact information for at least three references. We will ask top candidates to have three reference letters sent to the Search Committee Chair via email within seven days of notification by the search committee.
Official transcript and original hard-copy reference letters are required upon employment. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Joseph Luczkovich (luczkovichj [at] ecu [dot] edu), Search Committee Chair. Review of applications will begin on October 26, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.
East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.
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