Job: Asst Professor in Quantitative Fisheries Ecology

Title Asst Professor in Quantitative Fisheries Ecology
Agency, Location VA Institute of Marine Science, (VIMS)
Categories Permanent
Job # 09780
End Date 12/1 or until filled

Assistant Professor in Quantitative Fisheries Ecology

The Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) invites applications for a tenure-eligible Assistant Professor position in the Department of Fisheries Science. The position will begin in summer 2013. Further information on the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, the School of Marine Science, and the Department of Fisheries Science may be accessed through the web at:

The successful candidate will develop and maintain an active research and publication program, advise graduate students and teach courses including but not limited to: marine fisheries science, statistics, and modeling. In addition, the candidate will be expected to participate in College and VIMS/SMS governance, and engage in advisory service activities in support of fisheries management at local, regional, national, and/or international levels.


The successful candidate will hold an earned doctorate (Ph.D.) or similar terminal degree at the time of the appointment in an area applicable to quantitative fisheries ecology. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Candidates must have a strong publication record commensurate with experience, the potential to maintain an active research program, and the ability to provide quality graduate student teaching and mentoring. Candidates with research interests in the broad areas of quantitative fisheries ecology and multiscale population and/or ecosystem modeling in estuarine to global oceanic environments are especially encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidates who employ quantitative approaches for understanding the dynamics of fisheries, ecological interactions, and the impacts of natural and anthropogenic stressors on the sustainability of fisheries resources. Such approaches may include, but are not limited to: statistical modeling of fisheries data, population and ecosystem modeling, and theoretical ecology.


Application materials for the position listed above should include: 1) a cover letter describing professional education, experience, and suitability for the position; 2) a full curriculum vitae; 3) research statement; 4) teaching statement; and 5) the names, addresses (including titles and institutions), email addresses, and telephone numbers of five references.

Application materials should be addressed to the Chair of the Quantitative Fisheries Ecologist Search Committee, and will be accepted through our On-Line Application System at the below link. For full consideration, application materials are due December 1, 2012; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university and conducts background checks on applicants for employment. Applications by persons from under-represented groups are strongly encouraged.