As a part of the College of the Environment at the University of Washington (http://coenv.uw.edu), the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences (SAFS) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor (0116) position (100% FTE, 9 months/year, multi-year) in polar marine or freshwater ecology as part of its continuing commitment to research and education on Earth’s high-latitude regions through the Future of Ice Initiative (http://ice.uw.edu). SAFS wishes to hire an integrative scientist who will advance our understanding of ecological processes and ongoing changes in high-latitude (polar or subpolar) marine or freshwater ecosystems. We seek an ecologist whose research focuses on basic and/or applied questions and may include high latitude fisheries or broader ecosystem studies across multiple trophic levels from zooplankton to fish, seabirds and marine mammals. A PhD or foreign equivalent in ecology, biology, zoology, fisheries science, or a related field is required at the time of appointment and post-doctoral experience is desirable.
More information on SAFS can be found at http://fish.washington.edu/ The Future of Ice Initiative is a campus-wide effort that focuses on developing partnerships with diverse stakeholders in the polar regions, where the triple challenges of climate change, new economic pressures, and rapid social and political disruption intersect. This new initiative includes multiple units in the College of the Environment, Applied Physics Lab, College of Arts and Sciences, and the interdisciplinary centers for Quaternary Research, Canadian Studies and Polar Science. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. The successful candidate is expected to enhance the University of Washington’s multidisciplinary research in polar science, develop an externally funded research program, mentor the next generation of scientists, and contribute to rigorous education serving an increasingly diverse student population at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The University of Washington promotes diversity and inclusivity among our students, faculty, staff, and public; for this faculty position, we seek applicants who are committed to these principles.