Associate/Full Professor of Freshwater Fish Ecology-Peter B. Moyle and California Trout Endowed Chair in Coldwater Fishes

Feb 16, 2016 Brenda Chriss
Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology, University of California, Davis
Application period Feb 16, 2016 04:40 PM to
Dec 31, 2016 11:55 PM
Where Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology
Contact Name
Contact Phone 805-680-2481

Title: Associate/Full Professor of Freshwater Fish Ecology, in the Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology.

Responsibilities:  We are recruiting a 9-month (academic year) tenured Freshwater Fish Ecologist at the associate or full professor rank. The successful applicant will develop a vigorous, extramurally-funded research program that addresses questions relevant to the ecology and conservation of fishes in the diverse aquatic ecosystems of California and the region.  The appointee will hold the Peter B. Moyle and California Trout Endowed Chair in Coldwater Fishes.  The Chair holder needs to be an enthusiastic, experienced and visionary scientist, able to work effectively with diverse interest groups and provide the science leadership to ensure the long-term viability of California’s coldwater aquatic ecosystems and their fish fauna. This position includes the expectation that the appointee will conduct mission-oriented research and outreach of relevance to the California Agricultural Experiment Station (AES).  Teaching responsibilities will be determined in consultation with the department chair, but will include an upper division undergraduate course on the biology and conservation of fishes (WFC 120), contribute to or lead a fish/aquatic ecology field course in alternate years (WFC 102) and possibly lead an undergraduate introductory course to Wildlife, Fish & Conservation Ecology in alternate years (WFC 10). Graduate teaching and any additional courses consistent with the appointee’s expertise that contribute to the department’s mission will be at the discretion of the candidate in discussion with the chairs of both the department and appropriate graduate group. All members of WFCB offer 1-2 lectures in departmental team-taught courses. Departmental service, collegiality, and excellence in teaching are highly valued in WFCB, and the appointee will be expected to participate in committee work, administration, undergraduate and graduate advising, and other tasks that are shared by faculty.  This is a tenured academic year position open at the associate or full professor level.

Qualifications:  Ph.D. degree in a biological discipline relevant to coldwater (freshwater) fish ecology.  Evidence of research excellence and an established record in the discipline of fish ecology, and ability to obtain extramural support for research activities.  Interest in developing a research program relevant to fish ecology and conservation of coldwater aquatic ecosystems of California. Evidence of ability to work effectively with diverse interest groups and provide science leadership to ensure the long-term viability of coldwater systems and their fish fauna. Demonstrated experience and an established record of outreach and extension to stakeholders. Evidence of excellence in teaching (e.g., experience, awards, course reviews, letters from colleagues).  Demonstrated oral and written communication skills, including the ability to present information to non-scientific and public audiences.  Evidence of collegiality and professional service consistent with departmental, campus, and professional citizenship.  Interest in training/mentoring graduate students and in advising undergraduate students.  Interest, understanding, and commitment to the land-grant mission.

Salary: Commensurate with experience within the Associate or Full Professor rank at the University of California. 

Applications:  Application materials must be submitted via the following website:  The position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by April 15, 2016.

Materials requested to include: 1) curriculum vitae, 2) publications list, 3) three publications, 4) statement of research accomplishments, 5) statement of teaching accomplishments and philosophy, 6) statement of future research plans relevant to coldwater fish ecology and conservation, and 7) the names, addresses, including e-mail, of four professional references. Optional material: Statement of Contributions of Diversity. Additional inquiries should be directed to Professor Nann A. Fangue, Recruitment Advisory Committee Chair, Department of Wildlife, Fish, & Conservation Biology, One Shields Ave., University of California, Davis, CA  95616, Tel (805) 680-2481, FAX (530) 752-4154, email: [email protected]

UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community.  We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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Feb 16, 2016 04:40 PM to
Dec 31, 2016 11:55 PM


Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology

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