Associate Professor-Tenure System

Working/Functional Title

Assistant/Associate Professor

Position Summary

The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University (MSU), is seeking to fill an academic year tenure system faculty position in Global Inland Fisheries Ecology and Governance at the Assistant/Associate Professor level.  The person selected will be affiliated with the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability and will join a group of faculty, post-doctoral research associates, specialists, and students that provide an internationally recognized program in fisheries science and governance.  The appointment of this position will include research (50%), teaching (30%) and outreach (20%).  The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise and experience in fisheries ecology and governance systems.

This scholar will also need to demonstrate their ability to work collaboratively with multi-sectoral stakeholders related to the conservation and sustainable use of inland fishery resources and freshwater habitats.  Additionally, this person will be expected to interact with policy makers, fishery management agencies, stakeholder groups and the international community including, inter alia, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, the Great Lakes Fishery Commission (GLFC), and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.  The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vibrant undergraduate and graduate program based on extramurally-funded research, participate in teaching and experiential learning, including the development of online and study abroad educational programs, and provide outreach and consultation services to MSU agency partners around the world.

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years.  A member of the Association of American Universities, MSU is a research-intensive institution with 17 degree-granting colleges.  MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential.  The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.  MSU is committed to providing a work environment that supports employees’ work and personal life, and offers employment assistance to the spouse or partner of candidates for faculty and academic staff positions.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Fisheries or related field

Minimum Requirements

Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in Fisheries or related field.  Strong communication skills to interact with policy makers, fishery management agencies, stakeholder groups and the international community including, inter alia, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, the Great Lakes Fishery Commission (GLFC), and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. 

Desired Qualifications

Demonstrated expertise and experience in fisheries ecology and governance systems.  Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with multi-sectoral stakeholders related to the management, conservation, and sustainable use of inland fishery resources and freshwater habitats.

Required Application Materials

Your CV and letter of interest emphasizing your knowledge of and experience in fisheries governance and ecology.  In the letter of interest, please also include your leadership experience and philosophical approaches to achieving a culture of diversity and inclusion. Additionally, we require that you provide us the following information:

Statement of Research Interests (maximum 2 pages)

Statement of Teaching Interests (maximum 2 pages)

Statement of Outreach Interests (maximum 2 pages)

Name and contact information of 3-5 professional references

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin on February 28, 2018, and will continue until the position has been filled.  For additional information, interested individuals can contact:  Dr. William W. Taylor, University Distinguished Professor in Global Fisheries Systems (taylorw@msu.edu) 

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