Assistant Or Associate Professor, College Of Fisheries And Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks (Feb. 28)

2017-12-04T17:20:35+00:00 December 4, 2017|

Position Summary:

The College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (CFOS) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) seeks exceptional candidates for at least two tenure-track faculty positions to complement CFOS’ breadth of expertise in fisheries and ocean sciences. We invite applicants with sea-going programs in chemical, geological, physical, biological, or fisheries oceanography, whose research plans include use of the ice-capable, Global Class R/V Sikuliaq, and who will further the mission and strengths of the College.


Provide research, education and service that support Alaska”s ocean resources and the communities that rely upon them. The successful candidate will teach core courses and/or develop specialty oceanography and/or marine science courses for the graduate and undergraduate academic programs, develop a vigorous externally funded sea-going research program, and mentor graduate students. Faculty members will hold office hours appropriate for the courses being taught, and continue to develop and modify course curriculum. Faculty are expected to provide public service to the nation, state, and local communities by serving on advisory committees and participating in other professional, university, and community activities.

Additional Job Information:

These faculty appointments are intended to be at the rank of Assistant Professor, although outstanding candidates at a higher rank will be considered. These positions begin a broader campaign to hire up to five faculty to enhance research, teaching, and service in the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences.

UAF is Alaska’s research university, North America’s Arctic university and a world leader in both Arctic and climate-change research. The successful applicants will enjoy opportunities for collaboration within CFOS’s world-class, high-latitude research programs. The College offers a B.S. in Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, a B.A. in Fisheries, Minors in Marine Science and Fisheries, a new Master of Marine Studies degree program, as well as M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Oceanography, Marine Biology and Fisheries. The UAF campus houses the Ocean Acidification Research Center, the Alaska Stable Isotope Facility, a new Multi-Collector ICPMS, and the Advanced Instrumentation Laboratory (AIL), the Core Facility for Nucleic Acid Analysis. Our coastal facilities include the Seward Marine Center, the NOAA-UAF Kasitsna Bay Laboratory, the Alaska SeaLife Center, the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, and the Lena Point Fisheries Facility. The College has over 150 faculty, researchers and staff based throughout Alaska, more than 100 graduate students engaged in thesis research in Alaska waters and throughout the world, and a growing undergraduate degree program in fisheries and ocean sciences.

Applicant Instructions:

Interested applicants must apply online. If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact the UAF Office of Human Resources at 907-474-7700. For specific questions about these positions, please contact Dr. Mark Johnson, Chair of the Search Committee, at

Required Applicant Documents:

Interested applicants should submit the following documents:

  • Brief Cover Letter (one page)
  • Statement of Interest (qualifications, research and teaching plans)
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Contact information for three professional references (address, email and phone number)

Review Date:

Review of applications will begin upon receipt. Early applications are welcome but must be received no later than February 28, 2018 by 11:55 PM Alaska Standard Time for full consideration. These positions will remain open until filled, and if necessary, applications may continue to be reviewed after the initial application deadline.

Education Required for this Position:

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in oceanography or closely related discipline, and preferably have post-doctoral and teaching experience.

Type of Experience Required for this Position:

Post-doctoral and teaching experience is highly desirable.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required for this Position:

Applicants with scientific and academic expertise will enhance the existing capacity of CFOS. Applicants will demonstrate the potential and desire to build a vigorous, externally-funded, sea-going research program, to teach graduate and undergraduate courses, and to mentor and support graduate students. Candidate will have the ability to establish a sea-going research program in chemical, geological, physical, biological, or fisheries oceanography using the ice-capable Global Class R/V Sikuliaq to further the mission and strengths of CFOS.

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