Assistant Professor in Fisheries and Aquatic Resources

  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Jul 18, 2022
Full time Environmental Studies

Job Description


The Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture-Knoxville invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track faculty position as an Assistant Professor in Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (60% Research/40% Teaching). The individual must be committed to excellence in research and teaching and have a strong interest in mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. The candidate's expertise should complement the Department's existing research and teaching programs. Expectations of the position will include engagement in university and professional service activities and a commitment to the Land Grant University mission of teaching, research and outreach. The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting research and teaching activities in fisheries and aquatic resources with application to contemporary science, policy, and management needs. Desired candidates will have research specialties in any of the following: the biology and ecology of freshwater fish or macroinvertebrates; aquatic ecophysiology, ecotoxicology, or conservation genetics; or quantitative methods in fisheries science. Teaching responsibilities will include WFS 100- Introduction to Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, the fisheries half of FWF 315 - Principles of Wildlife and Fisheries Science (fall and spring semesters), WFS 452 - Ecology and Management of Fishes, and a graduate-level course in alternate years. Candidates must be committed to collaborating with diverse groups within and outside of the university including students, faculty, state and federal agencies, non-government organizations, agricultural and forest producers, natural resource groups, and other private sector entities. In addition to securing extramural funding, the successful candidate will be expected to publish in the peer-refereed literature, advise undergraduate students, direct graduate students in research, serve on departmental committees, and participate in professional societies.


Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. in fisheries science, aquatic ecology, or a closely-related field completed prior to the position start date.

Preferred Qualifications: Expertise and experience in freshwater fisheries conservation and management, including but not limited to sport fisheries, the conservation of rare, threatened and endangered species or invasive species management; a strong publication record; success in grant writing; and a record of collaboration and cooperative research with state and federal natural resource agencies and non-government organizations.

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin September 1, 2022, and will continue until position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with experience. To apply, submit the following documents as PDF files: a cover letter, a two-page statement of research plans and goals, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, copies of transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work, a curriculum vitae detailing educational background, work experience, publications, and grants secured, and names and full contact information of three professional references. Questions may be directed to search committee chair, David Buehler,

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