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Extension Aquaculture Specialist

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Extension Aquaculture Specialist

Location: Moss Landing, CA
Company: California Sea Grant, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at UC San Diego (UCSD)
Salary: between $56,448 and $68,100 annually
Closing Date: Friday, January 6, 2017

Qualifications: The Extension Specialist working in this job will have a background in marine or estuarine aquaculture (freshwater expertise considered) and will provide research-based information and leadership in topical areas related to aquaculture husbandry, nutrition, genetics, diseases, systems design, or policy. The Extension Specialist will be expected to obtain external support (grants or contracts) that can contribute to his/her program and the CASG Extension Program budget. Candidates should include discussion of a research plan in the cover letter that outlines the types of research, and their strategy for student involvement. This is a full-time, professional academic position. Candidates with a Ph.D. are strongly preferred; a Master’s degree with a minimum 3 years of post-graduate experience may be acceptable as experience equivalent to obtaining the Ph.D. Some experience with teaching at the college level (either as an instructor or teaching assistant) is desirable.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop collaborations with other researchers, organizations, industries, and educators to conduct integrated research, education, and outreach projects. The Specialist’s activities will integrate with and enrich the MLML academic community, and will involve and promote greater interactions between MLML, other academic marine aquaculture programs, and California’s aquaculture community. It is a requirement that the Specialist will teach one class a year at MLML as part of the graduate program in marine sciences. The successful applicant will be encouraged to work with and advise graduate students and will have the opportunity to help develop infrastructure, programs, directions and curricula for a new aquaculture center located at MLML. Candidates should include discussion in the cover letter on their teaching philosophy, and discuss possible courses to be taught at MLML.

To Apply: A complete application package will consist of: Detailed cover letter of interest including description of background, qualifications, and personal plan for instruction, research and extension activities; Resume or CV; Personal statement summarizing your demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and equality or your potential to make contributions in the field; names and contact information for three references; and (optionally) electronic copies of no more than three relevant publications. Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego’s Academic Personnel RECRUIT System.


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