Asst/Assoc Professor - Fish Biologist
- The University of Nebraska–Lincoln
- Lincoln, NE
- Faculty Jobs
- Science & Technology, Agricultural Science & Extension, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Life Sciences
- Position Type
- Tenured & Tenure-Track
- Employment Type
- Full Time
- Institution Type
- Four-Year Institution
Asst/Assoc Professor - Fish BiologistDepartment:
School of Natural Resources-0844Requisition Number:
F_230016Posting Open Date:
01/31/2023Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date):
03/03/2023Open Until Filled:
YesDescription of Work:
This is a 9-month, tenure-track position at the assistant/associate professor rank in the School of Natural Resources in the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, with appointments in research and teaching. The Fish Biologist will contribute to the integrated research and teaching land-grant mission of the home unit and the IANR, as an effective scholar and citizen, including supporting student recruitment and IANR science literacy.
The incumbent will develop high-impact, nationally and internationally recognized basic and applied research in biology of fish and other aquatic organisms; seek and establish effective disciplinary and transdisciplinary collaborations including effective integration with research groups, extension action teams, and/or educational programming; connect with stakeholders, agency, and/or industry partners to strengthen programming; effectively obtain and leverage external and internal support (grants, fee revenue, etc.) for research and/or teaching activities; mentor graduate students; publish in high-quality, high-impact peer-reviewed journals; participate in scientific meetings and other appropriate professional activities; and translate research-based information into learner-centered products. This includes creating scholarly, innovative, and high impact learning programs and tools; identifying issues and opportunities focused on learner needs and emerging regional and national issues with international relevance; measuring the impact of your programs and communicating results to administrators, stakeholders, users, and media; and mentoring colleagues through professional development, translational research, grants, and professional writing. The incumbent is expected to prepare and maintain a research project that is approved by the Agricultural Research Division (ARD) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The incumbent will be expected to meet the teaching and learning expectations as determined by the CASNR Academic Appointment Guidelines. The faculty member will be responsible for curriculum development, teaching, and evaluating student outcomes for lecture and/or lab-oriented courses each year in the core Fisheries and Wildlife (undergraduate) and Applied Ecology (graduate) programs. Specific course assignments will be assigned based on Academic Unit need, but includes Vertebrate Zoology (NRES 386) on an alternating annual basis. Expectations for this position also include supporting unit recruitment efforts and their individual engagement in the scholarship of teaching and learning. Specific course assignments may be changed over time based on academic unit need.
In addition to the above-described duties, the individual will be expected to accept committee assignments, reporting responsibilities, and other special ad hoc assignments as requested at the administrative unit, college/division, institute, and/or university level.
- Ph.D. in fish biology and management or a directly related field at the time of appointment.
- Expertise in fish biology and management.
- Ability to engage in scientific teamwork with natural resource scientists and agronomists to address major issues related to fish biology and management.
- Experience and demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills with emphasis on communication with a variety of stakeholders.
- Experience in course design, development, and management.
- Experience working with resource management organizations (e.g., local, state, federal).
- Evidence of work with diverse or underrepresented communities or groups.
- Knowledge of Great Plains aquatic systems.
NoHow to Apply:
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- A letter of interest that describes your qualifications for the job, your anticipated contributions, and your experience working in diverse teams or groups and your anticipated contributions to creating inclusive environments in which every person and every interaction matters (2 page maximum). See https://ianr.unl.edu/tips-writing-about-commitment-to-deib for guidance in writing this statement.
- Your curriculum vitae.
- Contact information for three professional references.
Faculty Tenure/Tenure LeadingJob Type:
9 MonthPosition funded by grant or other form of temporary funding?:
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