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13-13a FRESHWATER FISH ECOLOGIST Peter B. Moyle and California Trout Endowed Chair in Coldwater Fishes

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The Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology (WFCB) is recruiting a Freshwater Fish Ecologist at the Associate or Full Professor level. The incumbent will be the holder of the Peter B. Moyle and California Trout Endowed Chair in Coldwater Fishes. The holder of the Chair will be a faculty member whose specialty is in the area of ecology of freshwater and anadromous coldwater fishes and the ecosystems they inhabit. The successful applicant will be a scholar with a distinguished or rapidly-rising academic record whose work is nationally recognized and who can develop a vigorous, extramurally-funded research program. The research should address questions relevant to the ecology and conservation of coldwater fish in California’s dynamic freshwater environments. These systems are highly impacted and engage many stakeholders, often with strong and conflicting interests. The Chair holder needs to be an enthusiastic, experienced and visionary scientist, able to work effectively with diverse interest groups and provide the science leadership to ensure the long-term viability of these aquatic systems and their fish fauna. As such, the position requires a faculty member with an established record of research, teaching and outreach. This position includes the expectation that the appointee will conduct mission-oriented research and outreach of relevance to the California Agricultural Experiment Station (AES). The appointee will teach an undergraduate course on the biology and conservation of fishes (WFC 120), contribute to or lead a fish/aquatic ecology field course in alternate years (WFC 102) and possibly lead an undergraduate introductory course to Wildlife, Fish & Conservation Ecology in alternate years (WFC 10). Graduate teaching and any additional courses consistent with the appointee’s expertise that contribute to the department’s mission will be at the discretion of the candidate in discussion with the chairs of both the department and appropriate graduate group. All members of WFCB offer 1-2 lectures in departmental team-taught courses. Departmental service, collegiality, and excellence in teaching are highly valued in WFCB, and the appointee will be expected to participate in committee work, administration, undergraduate and graduate advising, and other responsibilities that are shared by department faculty.

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Job location

Davis, CA


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

  • Publication List

    1. Publication
    1. Publication
    1. Publication
  • Statement of Research - Statement of research accomplishments

  • Statement of Teaching & Philosophy - Statement of teaching accomplishments and philosophy

  • Statement of Future Research Plans - Statement of future research plans relevant to coldwater fish ecology and conservation

  • 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 required (contact information only)