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Assistant Professor of Applied Ecology and Sustainable Management

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Honolulu ,  Hawaii

Assistant Professor of Applied Ecology and Sustainable Management, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management (9-month tenure track; 0.70 I, 0.30 R)

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management (NREM) within the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) at the University of Hawai?i M?noa seeks a new colleague to fill a tenure-track position (9-month, Assistant Professor level) in terrestrial and wildlife ecology and management. NREM is an exciting, interdisciplinary department that emphasizes the science and management of natural resources and their links to environmental quality. Our mission is to integrate natural and social sciences to educate students and global citizens, research solutions, and extend information for sustainable use and management of natural resources and the environment. This position (0.7 FTE Instruction, 0.3 FTE Research) will teach essential courses in the undergraduate and graduate programs, and build a research program to address strong and longstanding needs related to: (i) the ecology and management of non-native species, and (ii) innovative solutions to conservation and restoration, including non-native game management in Hawaii and throughout the Pacific Island Region. Details at workatuh.hawaii.edu, position number 83785. Application review begins March 15, 2017. The University of Hawai?i is an EEO/AA institution.

Overview: Terrestrial and wildlife ecology and management are rapidly growing fields in Hawai`i and throughout the Pacific Island Region directly aligned with sustainability sciences. Non-native, invasive wildlife species, in particular, profoundly change island ecosystems and landscapes, and negatively affect the ability to conserve, restore, and manage Hawaiian ecosystems effectively. While there is a long history of work on the ecology of native species in the region, there is a particularly strong and longstanding need to: (i) address questions regarding the ecology and management of non-native species, and (ii) identify innovative solutions to conservation and restoration, including non-native game management in Hawaii and throughout the Pacific Island Region.

Duties:

Instruction (70%): Teach courses in the NREM undergraduate curriculum, which might include: Environmental Problem Solving (NREM 494) and Wildlife Ecology and Management (NREM 450), and the NREM graduate curriculum including Landscape Ecology (NREM 685), Restoration Ecology (NREM 682), and Conservation Biology (BOT/NREM/ZOOL 690). Advise undergraduate and graduate students. Help to strengthen and link CTAHR to University-wide initiatives in sustainability and resiliency.

Research (30%): Conduct research on the ecology and management of wildlife species in Hawaii and on other Pacific Islands, with special focus on the: (i) ecology and natural history of native and non-native wildlife species in the Pacific Region, (ii) impact and management of non-native, invasive wildlife, and (iii) conservation and restoration of native species and communities threatened by non-native, invasive species. Work with a diverse network of stakeholders including state and federal wildlife management agencies, the local hunting community, and non-profit organizations to monitor, plan, and prioritize management of native and non-native wildlife in the region. Pursue competitive extra-mural grants to fund research in Hawai`i and the Region. Participate in department, college, and university services and governance.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in an academic field emphasizing wildlife ecology and management or natural resource management such as zoology, natural resources, environmental science, ecology, forestry or related area from a college of university of recognized standing.
  • Demonstrated ability as a teacher.
  • Demonstrated scholarly achievement.
  • Poise and good address for meeting and conferring with others.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • University teaching experience.
  • Academic preparation through formal coursework and/or professional experience consistent with the subject areas of instruction and research stated above
  • Post-doctoral research experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills as demonstrated by authorship in peer-reviewed publications and refereed presentations.
  • Knowledge of and experience in tropical ecosystems and management practices, especially in small island settings.
  • Record of successful grant preparation and administration.

Direct link: http://workatuh.hawaii.edu/Jobs/NAdvert/24394/4213830/1/postdate/desc



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