University of Idaho
Research Faculty-Extension Specialist in Aquaculture
Off Campus Location - Hagerman, Idaho
Col of Agricultural & Life
$86,174.40 commensurate with experience
The University of Idaho seeks an exceptional candidate to fill a
tenure track, fiscal year (12- month), research (45%) and extension
(50%) program emphasizing fresh water aquaculture with a focus on
water quality and other impacts on fish health and production in
commercial aquaculture. A scientist in this position has full
access to the University of Idaho’s Aquaculture Research Institute
(ARI) with facilities in Hagerman, Idaho and on the campus of the
University of Idaho. These outstanding facilities create unique
opportunities to participate in regional, national, and
international research in topics related to fresh water
aquaculture. This position will serve the aquaculture industry of
Idaho. Idaho is a leader in the national aquaculture industry,
producing over 70 percent of the nation’s commercially
grown rainbow trout
. Idaho aquaculture also includes
sturgeon, tilapia, catfish and ornamental species. Expansion of
aquaculture is limited by the threat of domestic and foreign
pathogens, which can close both domestic and foreign markets, by
competition for markets, by limited supplies of marine protein
requiring feed producers to switch to protein sources produced from
grains and oilseeds, thus altering phosphorus availability, and by
threats to water quality in Idaho which dramatically impacts health
and productivity of aquaculture species. This successful candidate
is expected to develop a nationally recognized program in extension
and aquaculture research including training graduate students and
success in competitive funding. Specific research may focus on
basic and applied aquaculture research involving impacts of
management and water quality on health, reproduction and production
of aquaculture species. Extension/outreach efforts will include
working with commercial, tribal and agency collaborators as well as
the ARI faculty to support industry growth and development,
technical assistance, and educating employees in aquaculture
- PhD in aquaculture- related scientific discipline with specific
focus on water quality management and/or fish health issues.
- Demonstrated research competency and interest in fresh water
aquaculture species management.
- Demonstrated success in publishing research results in refereed
scientific journals and peer-reviewed publications.
- Evidence of effective communication skills, particularly in
communicating research findings to non-academic audiences.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
- Evidence of ability to work effectively in interdisciplinary
teams composed of multi-institutional colleagues, stakeholders, and
members of commodity groups.
- Evidence of community engagement, academic outreach and/or
- Evidence of success at securing competitive grant funding.
- Experience in collaborating with industry stakeholders.
- Evidence of success in mentoring graduate students and/or
- Must be able to travel and perform light work inside and
- Must be able to lift, carry and/or otherwise move 40 lbs.
Must be able to travel and perform light work inside and
outside. Must be able to lift, carry and/or otherwise move 40
Open Until Filled:
Applications received by August 23, 2021 will receive first
Along with your on-line application, write a letter of
qualification addressing how you meet the required and preferred
In addition, your application materials must include a CV, names
& contact information for at least three (3) professional
references, and unofficial transcripts.
For questions, please contact:
Robert J. Collier
Animal, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Applicants who are selected as final
possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background
To apply, please visit: jobs.uidaho.edu
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative