[Taxacom] Job - Curator of Fishes / Assistant Professor of Fisheries, Univ. of Alaska

Derek Sikes ffdss at uaf.edu
Thu Nov 8 12:44:07 CST 2007

Job Announcement

Curator of Fishes / Assistant Professor of Fisheries

The University of Alaska Museum (UAM) and the UAF School of Fisheries  
and Ocean Sciences (SFOS) invite applicants for the position of  
Curator of Fishes and Assistant Professor of Fisheries.  One of the  
few Land, Sea, and Space Grant universities in the nation, UAF is  
noted for research expertise in Alaska’s vast freshwater and ocean  
resources, which include more than half of the nation’s coastline,  
three-quarters of the continental shelf, approximately three million  
inland lakes and thousands of miles of rivers and streams, and the  
largest fishery in the world.  As a major resource center for the  
public and university scholars, the mission of the Museum is to  
acquire, conserve, investigate, and interpret specimens and  
collections relating to the natural, artistic, and cultural heritage  
of Alaska, the Circumpolar North, and beyond.  Through education,  
research, and public exhibits, the Museum serves state, national, and  
international science programs.  SFOS serves a similar role in the  
area of freshwater and marine sciences, and has 55 faculty and more  
than 135 graduate students engaged in research in Alaska waters and  
throughout the world.  This tenure-track position, located on the  
University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) campus, will be functionally  
split between the Museum (75%) and SFOS (25%).  The UAF campus  
facilities and expertise are well suited to support broad,  
collaborative research and curatorial interests.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate for this position will be  
expected to maintain, expand, and curate the fish collection at UAM  
and develop a dynamic, externally funded research program focusing on  
freshwater and/or marine fishes.  A core laboratory for automated DNA  
sequencing and a supercomputing facilities are available for  
curatorial and research purposes.  Opportunities exist for  
collaborative research with SFOS faculty in the Fisheries Division  
(Fairbanks and Juneau), Institute of Marine Science (Fairbanks),  
Fishery Industrial Technology Center (Kodiak), and Global Undersea  
Research Unit (Fairbanks) in the areas of fishery population  
dynamics, fisheries management, fish and freshwater ecology,  
aquaculture, population genetics, bioenergetics, marine biology, and  
oceanography.  A marine policy program under development at the UAF  
Fisheries Juneau Center, with faculty-initiated bioeconomic and  
marine policy research, also offers collaborative opportunities.   
There are opportunities to develop collaborative relationships with  
state (e.g., Alaska Department of Fish and Game) and federal (e.g.,  
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S.  
Department of Agriculture, National Park Service) agencies that  
support these research initiatives.  The successful candidate will  
also be expected to develop and teach Ichthyology and Marine and  
Freshwater Fishes of Alaska.  There is also an expectation that the  
successful candidate will participate in service activities  
associated with the Museum and SFOS as well as serve on regional and  
national committees and advisory panels.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in evolutionary or  
comparative biology, systematics, fisheries, or a related field from  
an accredited university by the time of hire.  Applicants with  
previous experience in developing, maintaining, and using museum  
collections; postdoctoral experience; and a background/expertise  
using modern molecular techniques will be preferred.  Applicants must  
also be proficient in English, have university-level teaching  
ability, and have a strong research and publication record  
appropriate to their experience and date of degree. Additional  
information about the position can be found on the SFOS website at  

To apply, please go to https://www.uakjobs.com and click on posting  
#0054133. You will be asked to attach a CV and separate statements  
outlining your teaching, research, and curation philosophy, and  
contact information for three references. If you need assistance with  
the UAKJOBS process, please contact UAF Human Resources at  
907-474-7700.  For any other questions about the position please  
contact Dr. Trent Sutton, Search Committee Chair, at 907-474-7285 or  
tsutton at sfos.uaf.edu.  Review of applications will begin December 07,  
2007, and continue until the position is filled.

UAF is an AA/EO Employer and Educational Institution.

Derek S. Sikes, Curator of Insects
Assistant Professor of Entomology
University of Alaska Museum
907 Yukon Drive
Fairbanks, AK   99775-6960

dsikes at alaska.edu

phone: 907-474-6278
FAX: 907-474-5469

"Remember that Truth alone is the matter you are in Search after; and  
if you have been mistaken, let no Vanity reduce you to persist in  
your mistake." Henry Baker, London, 1785

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