Deadline: January 20, 2015

The School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences (SAFS; at the University of Washington (UW) seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor who will complement the diversity of research and education on aquatic systems and processes in SAFS, and enhance the work on the ecology and conservation of estuarine and nearshore marine ecosystems. This is a full-time (100% FTE), 9-month position for which a Ph.D. or equivalent is required and post-doctoral experience is strongly desired. We seek an integrative scientist whose research and teaching focuses on questions applied to estuarine and nearshore ecological processes or restoration. The successful candidate is expected to lead a strong, extramurally funded research program and contribute to our teaching mission at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants should describe how they expect their research and teaching will enhance collaborative, interdisciplinary linkages within SAFS and across other disciplines within the College of the Environment and University of Washington. Collaboration with external partners including government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and tribal governments/First Nations is also desired.

University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. We prefer candidates who can contribute to the University’s distinctive educational objectives, which include interdisciplinary perspectives, intercultural understanding, and concern with social responsibility and the ethical implications of knowledge and action. The School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences has a goal of creating a dedicated team of educators capable of enabling our students to successfully explore and interpret the rich array of disciplines and perspectives contained within the aquatic and fishery sciences. Thus, we are strongly seeking candidates whose research, teaching, and/or service have prepared them to fulfill our commitment to inclusion, and given them the confidence to fully engage audiences from a wide spectrum of backgrounds.

As one of the top universities in the world, the University of Washington has a unique natural setting from which to base estuarine and nearshore ecological research and education. The School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences is housed within the University’s College of the Environment, which provides a broad interdisciplinary and global position for education and basic and applied research. The School maintains unique research and teaching facilities, such as the UW Fish Collection, and field stations around Puget Sound and field stations in southwestern Alaska.

The University of Washington provides a wide range of networking, mentoring and development opportunities for junior faculty and a comprehensive benefits package (details can be found at Applicants should send the following to with their name in the subject line of the email: 1) curriculum vitae, 2) statement of research and teaching interests and philosophies including experience with and commitment to diverse audiences and inclusive approaches (4 pages), 3) copies (PDF) of three representative publications, and 4) names and contact information for 3 professional references. All material should be collated into a single PDF document. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to applications received by January 20, 2015. Questions pertaining to this search can be addressed to Prof. Charles Simenstad, Search Committee Chair ( Job posting is also available at:

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities.

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