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POSITION # HIP-10-1617a Assistant/Associate Professor of Quantitative Fisheries Ecologist

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 1st, 2018
Last review date: Thursday, Nov 1, 2018 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology (WFCB), in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis, is recruiting an Assistant/Associate Professor of quantitative fisheries ecology. This is an academic year (9-month), tenure track position. Early career candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

For this position, the Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology is seeking applicants who advance the field of fisheries science and management, with an emphasis on innovative quantitative approaches. Particular, but not exclusive, consideration will be given to those with expertise in ecosystem-based fisheries management, broadly defined. The successful candidate will engage in collaborative and coordinated research with colleagues from across the campus, including the Bodega Marine Laboratory.

The appointee is expected to establish a competitively funded research program in multidisciplinary, quantitative fisheries ecology. The appointee is also expected to demonstrate evidence of potential for excellence in teaching. The appointee will be responsible for teaching existing courses and/or courses developed by the appointee that fill departmental needs, are consistent with the department's commitment to excellence in undergraduate education, and complement existing courses with a marine and/or quantitative focus. Depending on the candidate's expertise, potential topics across undergraduate and graduate levels for new courses include quantitative fisheries science or ecosystem-based management. Examples of relevant existing courses in the WFCB undergraduate curriculum include WFC 122 (Population Dynamics & Estimation) or WFC 144 (Marine Conservation Science). The appointee will regularly advise undergraduate and graduate students. Participation in and development of public outreach and/or community engagement programs, and performance of departmental and university service is expected. This position is expected to work with Cooperative Extension specialists and advisors, partners in allied agencies or other appropriate public stakeholders.

This position is part of the UC Davis “Sustainable Marine Resources Initiative (SMRI): The Future of Food from the Sea,” coordinated by the cross-campus Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute ( This hiring initiative includes two additional faculty positions in resource economics and aquaculture biology, as well as additional hires in partnership with the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. The appointee will also have the opportunity to participate in UC Davis’ new NSF-funded, interdisciplinary graduate training program in Sustainable Oceans: From Policy to Science to Decisions (

This position will be recruited at the Assistant or Associate Professor ranks. This is a tenure-track academic year (9-month) position.

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UC Davis was ranked #1 in 2016 on Forbes Magazine list of the 13 most important STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) universities for women, and is expecting to earn the U.S. Department of Education’s “Hispanic Serving Institution” designation by 2018-2019. Davis celebrates the multi-cultural diversity of its student body by creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for students through such organizations and programs as the Center for African Diaspora Student Success; the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual Resource Center; Casa Cuauhtémoc Chicano-Latino Theme House; Asian Pacific American Theme House; ME/SA (Middle astern/South Asian) living-learning community; Multi- Ethnic Program (MEP); Chicano/Latino Retention Initiative; and Native American Theme Program.

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Job location

Davis, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. (including publication list and funding record)

  • Most Significant Pub #1

  • Most Significant Pub #2 (Optional)

  • Most Significant Pub #3 (Optional)

  • Transcripts (if within 5 years of Ph.D.) - IF you are within 5 years of your Ph.D., you must arrange for undergraduate and graduate program transcripts to be uploaded as an entire PFD document here.

  • Statement of Research Accomplishments - including future research plans relevant to the position description

  • Statement of Teaching Accomplishments and Philosophy

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 4-5 letters of reference required

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