#006-21 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (FISHERIES ECOLOGIST)

Location
UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam
Salary
Assistant Professor $39,473 to $68,237 Per Academic Year
Posted
Nov 18, 2020
Jobs Outside Higher Education
Government Agencies
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Application Deadline:

Applications will be received until the position is filled.  (Chamorro Standard Time/UTC+10).
(Note to applicants in the mainland United States: Please be advised that Guam is a day ahead of the mainland United States.)

General Description:

The University of Guam is looking for an individual who is interested in new challenges and opportunities for professional and personal growth.  This position calls for someone who is self-motivated and adaptable, intelligent, possesses a global vision and who is interested in working in a dynamic, multi-cultural institution.

The University of Guam has an active Press dedicated to publishing research and writing about Guam and Micronesia. A variety of publishing opportunities are available to UOG faculty, employees, students and members of the communities we serve through the University of Guam Press.

Unit Description:

The University of Guam Marine Laboratory (UOGML) was founded in 1970 and serves as a major institution for marine science research in the Western Pacific, including Micronesia. UOGML foci are directed towards basic and applied research in ecology, taxonomy, fisheries, and monitoring of coastal ecosystems. In addition, new research initiatives include the sequencing (de novo), assembly, annotation, and gene expression analysis of transcriptomes in non-model (coral-reef) organisms over the course of disturbance events. UOGML is poised to grow its research in fisheries and serve as a fisheries-research institution for Micronesia and the Pacific. It is anticipated that working in partnerships with numerous island nations will provide novel data streams that help understand fisheries and fish ecology, and develop science that can improve stock assessments, stock modeling with respect to climate change, and relevant science to improve regional management. The UOGML is particularly positioned to develop this line of research due to its close proximity to some of the most diverse and unique marine environments in the world..

Character of Duties:

We are seeking an exceptional candidate to support our new initiatives examining climate change effects upon coral-reef fisheries, fish ecology, and projected population dynamics. He or she will be expected to set up and lead a vigorous research program addressing applied aspects of fisheries ecology of the coral reef environments of Micronesia and the greater tropical Pacific region. Research themes include life histories, population dynamics, and effects of climate change and fishing pressure.

Qualifications:

Minimum: Ph.D. in fish biology, fisheries ecology, or marine biology from a U.S. regionally accredited institution or foreign equivalent with advanced skills in fish life-history, statistical modeling of stocks, and fisheries ecology. Must also have a strong record of research as evidenced by recent grants and refereed publications in scientific journals. Must be willing to teach online.

Preferred: Post-doctoral experience and evidence of first-author, peer-reviewed publications pertaining to fish life histories, fisheries ecology, and the influence of environmental regimes on fish life histories. Knowledge of, or experience working in, Micronesia. Experience working with online learning programs.

Application Process:

Applicants for University of Guam faculty positions must complete an online job application through the UOG’s online employment portal at https://uog.peopleadmin.com. Please have the following documents prepared and ready to upload with your application:

(1) Letter of Intent, stating interest
(2) Up-to-date curriculum vitae or resume
(3) Copies of all graduate and undergraduate transcripts
Applicants who are short-listed for an interview will be required to provide a short (approximately 5 minutes) video clip of their lecture or presentation.
Special Instructions for References: Three (3) current letters of recommendation from persons knowledgeable  about your academic and professional performance must be provided by providing a list of at least three (3) references to be contacted on the References section of the online application. Enter each reference by clicking on the “Add References Entry” button. Provide the name, title, email address, mailing address, and telephone number of each reference. A system automated email will be sent to each reference’s email address with a link to attach their reference letter to your application.  Selected candidate must provide official transcripts prior to hire date. For further information, please contact Peter Houk, Ph.D., Chair, Fisheries Ecology Search Committee at [email protected] or the Human Resources Office [email protected], telephone number, (671) 735-2350 or fax number at (671) 734-6005.

Police and Court Clearance: Pursuant to Public Law No. 28-24 and Executive Order 2005-34, applicants selected for a position are required to provide original police and court (Superior Court of Guam) clearances of no more than three (3) months old prior to commencement of employment. Off-island applicants must obtain clearances from their place of residence. Applicants are responsible for fees associated with obtaining the clearances.

Work Eligibility:

Submission of completed job applications authorizes the University of Guam to seek and obtain information regarding the applicant’s suitability for employment.  All factors which are job related may be investigated (i.e., previous employment, educational credentials, and criminal records). All information obtained may be used to determine the applicant’s eligibility for employment in accordance with equal employment opportunity guidelines.  In addition, the applicant releases previous employers and job related sources from legal liability for the information provided.

Should an applicant be convicted of any crimes other than a minor traffic violation, all applicable information must be provided in the form of a police clearance report and court clearance report.  Failure to admit any felony convictions may result in immediate disqualification or disciplinary action.

Section 25103, Chapter 25, Title 10 of the Guam Code Annotated requires college or university employees to undergo a physical examination, to include a test for tuberculosis (skin or x-ray), prior to employment and at least annually thereafter. A report of such examination must be conducted by a licensed physician within a state or territory of the United States and must be submitted upon request.

Federal law requires presentation of eligibility to work in the United States within seventy-two (72) hours of reporting for employment. Specifically, 8 USC 1324A requires the employer to verify the identity and eligibility to work in the United States of all newly hired employees. The University of Guam is required to comply with this law on a non-discriminatory basis. If you are hired to fill a position with the University of Guam, you will be required to present valid documents to comply with this law.

The University of Guam is an equal opportunity employer and provider.

The University of Guam complies with Public Law 24-109 in reference to the provisions and requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Assistance in EEO/ADA matters and inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations may be referred to the University’s Director, EEO and Title IX/ADA Coordinator, located at the EEO/ADA and Title IX Office, Dorm II, Iya Hami Hall, Room 106, Telephone No. (671) 735-2244; TTY (671) 735-2243; or to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR).

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