Requisition Number: 0901809
Department: 60460000-AG-SCHL-FOREST RES / CONSERV
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Description: This is a full-time (12 month), 100% research, non tenure-track position affiliated with the Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (FAS) Program in the UF/IFAS School of Forest Resources and Conservation (SFRC). The position is supported with funds provided by the Florida Aquarium (FLAQ) and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). The successful candidate will be housed at the Florida Aquarium in Tampa, FL. The Assistant Research Scientist is expected to develop an extramurally funded and internationally recognized research program in the field of marine and coastal science as evidenced by the production of peer-reviewed journal articles and the successful application, management and execution of grants and other fundraising initiatives. The focus of the research will be on marine and coastal science issues which support the management and sustainability of the state's multi-billion dollar saltwater sport fishing industry and currently established and future conservation and research initiatives associated with The Florida Aquarium. Specific research topics might include, but are not limited to, coral culture and restoration, marine fish breeding, dolphin ID, marine archaeology, and coastal and marine habitat conservation, e.g., coral reefs, seagrass beds, mangrove stands. The successful candidate will help to establish an internationally recognized partnership in marine and coastal science at the Florida Aquarium in Tampa, conduct research that will inform management decisions in marine and coastal ecosystems, especially as they might relate to saltwater sport fish and their supporting habitats, aquatic animal rescue and rehabilitation efforts, and utilize the resources of a major public aquarium to extend the scientific findings to the general public. As a part of this program, the candidate will also have strong involvement with the establishment and management of an FWC/FLAQ facility to house the expansion of these initiatives. Collaborative research with FLAQ, FWC scientists and/or UF faculty is expected and establishing partnerships with other research institutions and local, regional, state and federal agencies is anticipated. The scientist is, in fact, encouraged to work closely with FWC and FLAQ scientists and FAS faculty to develop an innovative and integrated program targeted at coastal and marine management and conservation needs in Florida.
Minimum Requirements: An earned doctorate (foreign equivalent acceptable) in marine science, fisheries, biological sciences, or other discipline related to natural resource management is required. Candidates must be supportive of the mission of the Land-Grant system. Candidates must also have a commitment to IFAS' core values of excellence, diversity, global involvement, and accountability. We are seeking specifically to appoint a scientist-scholar with a track record of developing innovative, integrative approaches to contemporary issues in coastal marine ecology and conservation.
Special Instructions to Applicants: For full consideration, candidates should apply and submit additional materials by November 27, 2012. The position will open until a viable applicant pool is determined. Nominations: Nominations are welcome. Nominations need to include the complete name and address of the nominee. This information should be sent to the address below. Application Information: Individuals wishing to apply should go online to https://jobs.ufl.edu (search for requisition # 0901809) and submit: - Application - A comprehensive cover letter that states applicant's interest in the position and qualifications relative to the credentials listed above - Resume Official transcripts showing receipt of the doctoral degree and three letters of recommendation should be sent to: Please refer to Requisition # 0901809 Dr. Thomas K. Frazer Chair, Search and Screen Committee University of Florida School of Forest Resources and Conservation Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Program 7922 NW 71st Street Gainesville, FL 32653-3071 Electronic Mail: email@example.com The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The selection process will be conducted in accord with the provisions of Florida's 'Government in the Sunshine' and Public Records Laws. Search committee meetings and interviews will be open to the public, and applications, resumes, and many other documents related to the search will be available for public inspection. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.