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Assistant Professor of Fisheries Biology

University of New Hampshire

Durham ,  New Hampshire

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of New Hampshire invites applications for a full-time, academic year (nine-month), tenure-track, assistant professor faculty position in Fisheries Biology. The position has an anticipated start date of August 2017.

The primary responsibilities of this position will be the development of a productive and externally-funded research program, excellence in teaching within the marine, estuarine and freshwater biology program and effective mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels and provide undergraduate research opportunities.

We seek a fisheries biologist specializing in marine species to complement existing research and teaching strengths in marine, estuarine and freshwater systems. Research foci may include, but are not limited to, population dynamics, stock assessments, behavioral ecology and migratory patterns. Especially desirable are those candidates with field experience and strong quantitative skills, but discourage against those focusing on gear development. Preference will be given to candidates whose research addresses questions of relevance to state and regional stakeholders.

The Department of Biological Sciences is one of four units within the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, which also includes the state's Agricultural Experiment Station. The department houses a mix of tenuretrack, clinical and lecturer faculty as well as extension educators. Both undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered through diverse programs, for more information go to

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Fisheries, or related field; a demonstrated potential to develop and lead a strong and productive research program; and evidence of a commitment to undergraduate teaching and training. The ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of professionals in the fields of fisheries is important. Postdoctoral experience, university or agencybased, is desirable.

Application Instructions:
All applicants will be required to apply online at and must provide a letter of application; current curriculum vitae; statements of teaching philosophy and research interests; up to three representative publications; and the name, address, email and phone number of three professional references. Candidates will be notified before any references are contacted. To receive full consideration, applications must be submitted by March 1, 2017. Questions regarding this position may be directed to Professor Jim Haney, Chair of the Search Committee (

Institutional Information:
Located in Durham, NH, the University of New Hampshire is a Research1, Land, Sea, and Space Grant University that has been recognized both nationally and internationally for research excellence and a commitment to sustainability. Relevant facilities include the Jackson Estuarine Laboratory, the Shoals Marine Laboratory, the Judd Gregg Marine Research Center and the interdepartmental School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering.

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

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