Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station invites applications for a part-time (0.75 FTE), 12-month, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position.
The general aim for this position is to examine the trophic ecology among marine species with an emphasis on top-down controls in the northeast Pacific Ocean. This new position is for an Ocean Ecologist who will take full advantage of unique OSU and NOAA resources and collaborative opportunities at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon. This position is co-sponsored by the NOAA Estuarine and Ocean Ecology program and will have an academic home in the College of Agricultural Sciences. This position will also receive support during the first 5 years from the Marine Studies Initiative.
The incumbent will be expected to (see Position Duties): a) conduct and maintain nationally and internationally recognized research activities, b) teach graduate and undergraduate courses commensurate with the teaching responsibilities, c) mentor undergraduate, graduate students, and post-docs, and d) conduct service activities to the institution and profession.
The primary research interest for this position is in the mechanistic links between upper trophic-level predators and marine food webs with a focus on managed and protected species. The geographic focus will largely be the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem. The position could take advantage of novel technologies such as fisheries acoustics, biologging tags, and oceanographic data paired with spatial statistics, food web, or individual-based models to examine predator influence on trophic ecology. These efforts will be integrated with existing ocean studies within NOAA and with other collaborators. Specifically, the qualified candidate could participate in projects such as NOAA's salmon and ecosystem surveys, and animal telemetry efforts, aiding in both data collection and analysis. This position will work closely with OSU's Ecosystem Oceanographer, scientists in NOAA's Estuarine and Ocean Ecology Program, and other collaborators, using ecosystem models to define research directions in the context of applied ecology and management
The candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate courses at the interface of ecosystem ecology, trophic ecology, and modeling, and will mentor a diverse group of graduate and undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers in research and/or management.
Typically requires PhD or terminal degree (Masters for some Extension positions and MLS for Library positions), demonstrated ability to teach in a classroom Extension, or other setting, and develop a research program in the academic discipline/unit.
Ph.D. or equivalent advanced degree in ecology, marine biology, fisheries, or a related discipline;
Expertise in one or more of the following research areas: trophic ecology, food web modeling, bioenergetics, predator-prey dynamics, physiological ecology, community ecology, spatial analysis and modeling;
Record of producing research products in a timely manner (e.g., publications in the peer-reviewed literature, reports and working papers; presentations at scientific conferences and workshops);
Demonstrated ability or significant potential for teaching excellence and commitment to student success that will benefit the graduate and undergraduate programs of the College of Agricultural Sciences;
Demonstrated ability or significant potential for mentoring undergraduate students, graduate students, and post‐doctoral scholars;
Excellent communication skills; and
Demonstrated commitment to providing an inclusive work environment and respect for diversity.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
This position requires driving a university vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the university; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a motor vehicle history check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver's license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030.
In order to develop an appropriate research program, some work outdoors on boats of various sizes outdoors in coastal and open ocean environments will be needed, including evenings and weekends. This position will need to participate, coordinate, or otherwise ensure these activities are completed. There will also be general travel, including evenings and weekends.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education, training and experience
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