Opportunity: Assistant Professor Fisheries/Aquaculture Governance, UF
The Food and Resource Economics Department seeks to fill a 12-month tenure-accruing position for an Assistant Professor with research and extension interests related to Fisheries / Aquaculture Governance.
This position will be 60% extension (Florida Cooperative Extension Service), and 40% research (Florida Agricultural Experimental Station), available in the Food and Resource Economics Department, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, at the University of Florida. This assignment may change in accordance with the needs of the unit.
The position represents an important component of a growing programmatic emphasis at UF and IFAS which focuses on marine and aquatic systems. A cluster of related positions have been and will be filled as IFAS seeks to develop a world-class Sustainable Fisheries Center and an international role for the newly formed Institute for Sustainable Food Systems. Both programs emphasize research concerning aquatic products, fisheries management, and marine governance / policy. This position is thus part of an integrated, interdisciplinary initiative to support the sustainable management and use of scarce state, regional, and international marine resources.
This position focuses on the analysis and design of fisheries management and aquaculture policies and governance systems for improved value, social welfare and sustainability. The successful candidate is expected to collaborate with aquatic science, economics, and related natural and social sciences faculty within other UF / IFAS units, such as Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, and the School of Natural Resources and the Environment. The candidate will work with these faculty to identify economic and social trade-offs of alternate management policies and the value of alternative governance structures for complex fisheries and aquaculture systems. The research program should support resolution of contentious resource allocation and spatial management issues through novel approaches to fisheries and aquaculture through governance.
For full consideration, candidates should apply and submit additional materials by 29 February 2016. The position will open until a viable applicant pool is determined.
This position is available July 1, 2016, and will be filled as soon thereafter as an acceptable applicant is available.