The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University (MSU), is seeking to fill an academic year tenure system faculty position in Global Inland Fisheries Ecology and Governance at the Assistant/Associate Professor level. The person selected will be affiliated with the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability and will join a group of faculty, post‐doctoral research associates, specialists, and students that provide an internationally recognized program in fisheries science and governance. The appointment of this position will include research (50%), teaching (30%) and outreach (20%). The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise and experience in fisheries ecology and governance systems.
This scholar will also need to demonstrate their ability to work collaboratively with multi‐sectoral stakeholders related to the conservation and sustainable use of inland fishery resources and freshwater habitats. Additionally, this person will be expected to interact with policy makers, fishery management agencies, stakeholder groups and the international community including, inter alia, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, the Great Lakes Fishery Commission (GLFC), and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vibrant undergraduate and graduate program based on extramurally‐funded research, participate in teaching and experiential learning, including the development of online and study abroad educational programs, and provide outreach and consultation services to MSU agency partners around the world.
A doctorate in Fisheries or related field. Demonstrated expertise and experience in fisheries ecology and governance systems. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with multi‐sectoral stakeholders related to the management, conservation, and sustainable use of inland fishery resources and freshwater habitats.
Instructions for Application:
On the MSU Public Job Postings site (http://careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/listing/) search for Job #489186 and submit an application that has the following information:
Your CV and letter of interest emphasizing your knowledge of and experience in fisheries governance and ecology. In the letter of interest, please also include your leadership experience and philosophical approaches to achieving a culture of diversity and inclusion. Additionally, we require that you provide us the following information:
Statement of Research Interests (maximum 2 pages)
Statement of Teaching Interests (maximum 2 pages)
Statement of Outreach Interests (maximum 2 pages)
Name and contact information of 3‐5 professional references
Review of applications begin February 28, 2018 and will continue until a suitable candidate is
For additional information, interested individuals can contact:
Dr. William W. Taylor, University Distinguished Professor in Global Fisheries Systems