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Research Faculty-Extension Specialist in Aquaculture

University of Idaho
Idaho, United States
Salary Not specified
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Nov 5, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine
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University of Idaho

Research Faculty-Extension Specialist in Aquaculture

Location: Off Campus Location - Hagerman, Idaho

Division/College: Col of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Employee Category: Faculty

Pay Range: $86,174.40 commensurate with experience

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
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 businesses.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 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 Extension programming.
  • Evidence of success at securing competitive grant funding.
  • Experience in collaborating with industry stakeholders.
  • Evidence of success in mentoring graduate students and/or post-doctoral researchers.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
  • Must be able to travel and perform light work inside and outside.
  • 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 lbs. 

Posting Number: F000931P

Posting Date: 07/22/2021

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:
Applications received by August 23, 2021 will receive first consideration.

Along with your on-line application, write a letter of qualification addressing how you meet the required and preferred qualifications listed.

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

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

To apply, please visit:

EEO Statement
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.


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