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Assistant Professor in Marine Conservation / Fisheries Science

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The Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Marine Science (IGPMS: at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track position in marine conservation and/or fisheries science at the rank of Assistant Professor with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2018. Applicants should possess a PhD or equivalent or have completed all requirements for the degree by the time of appointment.

We are searching for a highly innovative and collaborative scholar of marine science who focuses on any aspect (or combination of) ecological or environmental dimensions of marine conservation or fisheries science. All marine habitats from tropical to polar and from coastal to open ocean will be considered. The ideal candidate should apply quantitative methods to answer critical questions relevant to marine resource management, conservation and/or fisheries. The successful candidate will hold an appointment in one or more academic department that participates in the IGPMS, and is expected to develop an internationally recognized research program, mentor graduate and undergraduate students in the candidate’s area of expertise, and teach both graduate and undergraduate courses.

Applicants should submit: 1) an application letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of research accomplishments and future plans, 4) a statement of teaching experience and interests, 5) an optional statement describing commitment to diversity, 6) up to three selected publications, and 7) names and contact information of at least three persons willing to provide letters of reference (the committee will solicit letters for a short list of candidates).

Submit applications electronically to: and address questions to Applications completed by December 15, 2017 will receive priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled.

The IGPMS is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA


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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research - Researach accomplishments and future plans

  • Statement of Teaching - Teaching experience if any and areas of interest for teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

  • Misc / Additional - Three publications

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)