Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences – Assistant Professor

University of Washington

Seattle , Washington

The School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington (UW) seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor (0116) who develops and applies mathematical or statistical tools to aquatic biological systems, fisheries, and conservation. This is a multi-year, full-time (100% FTE), 9-month position for which a Ph.D. or foreign equivalent is required and post-doctoral experience is strongly desired.

All UW faculty engage in research, teaching, and service. The successful candidate is expected to lead a strong, extramurally funded research program and contribute to our teaching mission at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants should describe how they expect their research and teaching will enhance collaborative, interdisciplinary linkages within SAFS and across other disciplines within the College of the Environment and the UW, and particularly contribute to teaching within the Center for Quantitative Sciences program. Collaboration with external partners including government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and tribal governments/First Nations is also desired.

We prefer candidates who can contribute to the University’s distinctive educational objectives, which include interdisciplinary perspectives, intercultural understanding, and concern with social responsibility and the ethical implications of knowledge and action. SAFS is a dedicated team of educators, enabling our students to successfully explore and interpret the rich array of disciplines and perspectives contained within the aquatic and fishery sciences. Thus, we seek candidates whose research, teaching, and/or service have prepared them to fulfill our commitment to inclusion, and given them the confidence to fully engage audiences from a wide spectrum of backgrounds.

The University of Washington has a unique natural setting from which to base research and education. SAFS is housed within the University’s College of the Environment, which provides a broad interdisciplinary and global position for education and basic and applied research. The School maintains unique research and teaching facilities, such as the UW Fish Collection, and field stations around Puget Sound and in southwestern Alaska.