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Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor of Marine Aquaculture Science

Recruitment Period

Open date: December 15th, 2018
Last review date: February 15th, 2019
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: February 14th, 2020
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.


QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated experience, independent productivity, and creativity in building collaborative research programs in marine aquaculture science are required. A PhD in a discipline relevant to marine aquaculture health or equivalent field is required, and a DVM or equivalent is desirable but not required. Highly desirable areas of research experience include sustainability of marine aquaculture, impacts of aquaculture on marine systems, and impacts of disease and environmental stressors on health in marine systems. Desirable areas of expertise include ecology, epidemiology, genetics, physiology, nutrition, and pathology of aquatic animals. Demonstrated record of effective teaching is desirable. Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, an ability to work with others in a highly collaborative multidisciplinary community, and with an interest in unifying, extending, and catalyzing research in aquaculture at UC Davis.

RESPONSIBILITIES: This 11 month, full time 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 quantitative fisheries management, and the potential for additional faculty hires in partnership with California Sea Grant and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in marine ecotoxicology and marine fisheries conservation. The candidate will be expected to foster collaborations within the marine science community at UC Davis and beyond. This position will be housed at the UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory with additional access to campus research facilities in Davis, CA.

Research: The position requires the development of a creative, independent and productive basic and/or applied research program in marine aquaculture science. This includes establishing a strong extramurally funded laboratory, training of undergraduate and graduate academic and professional (veterinary) students, and publication in peer-reviewed scientific/professional journals. Areas of research focus could include epidemiology, ecology, physiology, microbiology, virology, genetics, nutrition, immunology, population health, and/or pathology of marine animals.

Teaching: Responsibilities include: 1) participation in the graduate academic programs (MS and PhD) of the campus and supervision of graduate students in relevant training programs; 2) participation in lectures and laboratories in the DVM professional curriculum; and 3) participation in the undergraduate and graduate training programs of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, College of Biological Sciences, and College of Letters and Sciences.

Service: University and public service through committee work, participation in professional organizations, continuing education and other means is required. Engagement with society beyond the university as a scholar, exchanging information, and speeding the rate at which new knowledge is delivered is expected. Examples of engagement include involvement with agencies, industry, NGOs, and communities in addition to academic societies.

APPLICATION PROCESS: To receive fullest consideration, applications must be received by February 15, 2019; position open until filled. Interested applicants should submit 1) a letter of intent outlining special interest in the position, qualifications and experience, and career goals; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) teaching and research statement; 4) a one-page statement explaining the candidate’s vision of how they will collaboratively fit into building programs within the Sustainable Marine Resources Initiative at UC Davis; 5) up to three peer-reviewed publication pdf files of representative research; 6) a statement summarizing experience and professional contributions in the area of equity and diversity, 7) the names and addresses of four professional references and 8) Authorization to Release Information Form. Application materials must be submitted by using the University’s online submission program,

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation or intimidation. With this commitment, UC Davis conducts a reference check on all finalists for tenured positions. The reference check involves contacting the administration of the applicant's previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University's Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Davis requires all applicants for any open search for assistant/associate/full professor to complete, sign, complete and upload the form entitled, "Authorization to Release Information" into RECRUIT as part of their application. If an applicant does not include the signed authorization with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete, and as with any incomplete application, will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists considered for positions with tenure or security of employment will be subject to reference checks.

The University of California, Davis and the Department of Medicine and Epidemiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

UC Davis supports family-friendly recruitment. UC Davis covers travel expense for a second person to accompany a faculty recruitment candidate who is a mother (or single parent of either gender) of a breast or bottle-feeding child less than two years of age.

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The UC Davis Partner Opportunity Program (POP) is a service designed to support department and the dean's office in the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty. Eligibility is limited to full-time Academic Senate Ladder Rank faculty, Cooperative Extension Specialists, and in a few instances, members of the Senior Management Group.

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Job location

Bodega Bay, California


Document requirements
  • Letter of Intent - A letter of intent outlining special interest in the position, qualifications and experience, and career goals .

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Teaching and Research Statement

  • Sustainable Marine Resources Initiative Collaboration Plan Statement - A one-page statement explaining the candidate’s vision of how they will collaboratively fit into building programs within the Sustainable Marine Resources Initiative at UC Davis

  • Representative Publications - Provide up to three peer-reviewed publication pdf files of representative research. Files should be combined into one document for submission.

  • 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.

  • Authorization to Release Information Form - A reference check will be completed only if you are selected as the final candidate. Download, complete, sign and upload the form:

Reference requirements
  • 4 required (contact information only)

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