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Assistant Professor of Applied Fisheries – Mariculture, University of Alaska Southeast

Position Summary:
The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) Sitka Campus invites applications for a 9-month Assistant Professor of Applied Fisheries – Mariculture position to begin in Fall 2023, funded through 9/30/2026. We are looking for qualified applicants interested in joining an exciting and dynamic team striving to deliver mariculture and applied fisheries education across Alaska and the Nation. Applied Fisheries program faculty work closely with UAS administration, faculty, staff, students, State and Federal agency personnel, and industry partners in developing and delivering workforce education. Applicants with a strong career-based background in mariculture, aquaculture, fisheries, or marine science are encouraged to apply. Duties include teaching mariculture, aquaculture, and fisheries courses with an emphasis on Alaskan perspectives. Additional experience in small vessel operations and SCUBA diving is preferred. This position is involved in collaborative efforts to increase aquaculture and mariculture training opportunities throughout the region, and may include seasonal travel. Successful candidates must relocate/reside in Sitka, Alaska.
Key responsibilities: 1) Teach Applied Fisheries program curriculum including aquaculture, mariculture, and fisheries science courses and labs through face-to-face, online, or hybrid teaching formats. 2) Develop courses, select textbook / course materials, assess student progress in meeting course and program learning outcomes, and program assessment. 3) Oversight of mariculture field sites and equipment, participation in ongoing and future mariculture research, and assisting in program development/expansion efforts. 4) Perform University and public service, and community outreach, including but not limited to local, regional, and state-wide. Maintain currency in disciplinary subject matter, methodology, and pedagogy. Prepare for and participate in traditional academic functions. Perform marketing outreach for program expansion.

This is a full-time, 9-month term faculty position (funded through 9/30/2026) complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. Starting salary is based on education and experience.

Required Application Documents:
1) Cover letter
2) Comprehensive Curriculum Vita
3) Transcripts (official transcripts required at time of hire)
4) Teaching Philosophy Statement
5) Three professional references – include phone and email contact information. You must include at a minimum, two recent supervisors

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is identified.

Review of application materials will begin immediately. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient and viable number of qualified candidates have been identified

  • Job Type: Staff
  • Organization: University of Alaska - Southeast
  • Qualifications: REQUIRED: - Knowledge of current aquaculture, mariculture, Alaska fisheries, and related industries - Experience with teaching, student assessment, student learning outcomes, and program accreditation - Strong interpersonal and communication skills necessary to engage effectively and professionally with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, industry partners, and the public - Strong computer and organizational skills related to teaching, communication, project reporting, or presentation - Commitment to student-centered learning, student engagement, and teaching excellence - Ability to work effectively in a faculty team, as well as function independently - Ability to work with community partners such as fisheries agencies, aquaculture operations, tribal organizations, and school districts to collaborate on community-based education needs - Ability to lift 40 lb in support of aquaculture and mariculture operations PREFERRED EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION: TYPICAL EXPERIENCE: - Applied and academic teaching experience as the instructor of record in classroom and/or laboratory teaching, workshop training, and/or on-site instruction and technical assistance at the college level - Experience in organizing, managing, and directing projects and research as part of a collaborative professional team - Demonstrated experience with outreach, publications, and program / project promotion - Experience working with Alaska Native cultures and rural communities PREFERRED: - Experience teaching or developing online/distance or blended/hybrid courses - Experience with and knowledge of the unique challenges and opportunities of working in Alaska aquaculture, mariculture and fisheries industries. - Knowledge and experience working with small skiff operations - Experience Scuba diving in cold water environments in support of science or research REQUIRED EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION: REQUIRED: - Minimum of 5 years experience working in aquaculture, mariculture, or related fisheries / marine science industries - Master’s degree in biology, marine biology, fisheries, or other relevant field required (PhD preferred). - Broad training in aquaculture, mariculture, fisheries management, fisheries biology, marine science, or a related field - Advanced technical training, operational work experience, or professional certification in addition to degree requirements that may include marine safety training and small vessel operational training. - Experience maintaining and operating small boats in Alaskan waters. A valid driver's license and clean driving record in compliance with UA Safe Driving Criteria is required.
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  • Location: Sitka, AK
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