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Director, Aquaculture Research Institute
University of Idaho

Date Posted Aug. 30, 2019
Title Director, Aquaculture Research Institute
University University of Idaho
Hagerman, ID, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Agricultural - General

University of Idaho

Director, Aquaculture Research Institute

Location: Off Campus Location - Hagerman

Division/College: University Research (Div)

Employee Category: Faculty

Pay Range: Commensurate with education and experience

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:

The Aquaculture Research Institute (ARI), a Level III Institute at the University of Idaho, supports undergraduate and graduate student education and research, is engaged in outreach activities in aquaculture, and conducts basic and applied research.

The ARI works across colleges and with scientists from other universities, agencies, Native American tribes and the aquaculture industry. Although research studies mainly focus on rainbow trout, the ARI also conducts research in its laboratories on other native and non-native species, such as cutthroat trout, redband trout, sturgeon, burbot, tilapia, catfish and freshwater ornamental species, including zebrafish. Through collaboration with partners, the ARI's research extends to marine fish species, shrimp and other important farmed species. The research focus areas of the ARI are fish population genetics, selective breeding, nutrition and feeding of fish, engineering of aquaculture systems, and fish health and disease. Physiological and biochemical techniques, coupled with advanced genomics and proteomics, are used in ARI research projects.

Reporting to the Vice President for Research and Economic Development, the Director of the ARI provides leadership by promoting, organizing and coordinating interdisciplinary efforts in aquaculture research. The Director will manage personnel, budgets, and facilities including the Hagerman Fish Culture Experiment Station and the ARI facilities located on the Moscow campus. The Director is expected to represent the ARI by attending seminars and invited lectures at local, national, and international meetings and conferences. The Director will travel frequently between the Moscow and Hagerman ARI locations. Upon hire, the incumbent and the department will determine an office location.

Minimum Qualifications:

An earned doctorate (or equivalent terminal degree) in a relevant discipline from an accredited university.
Eligible to meet the criteria for rank of tenured full research professor at the University of Idaho.
Nationally/internationally recognized research focus and accomplishments relevant to the ARI mission.
Experience leading or participating in multi-institutional interdisciplinary research projects.
Commitment to team collaboration and team-based research.
State willingness to travel regionally and nationally on a frequent basis.
Demonstrated experience in program initiation, development, budgeting, and personnel management.

Preferred Qualifications:

Proven research leadership capabilities, demonstrated by success at a research or teaching university or other research organization.
Demonstrated excellence in research and experience in collaborative research programs.
Demonstrated vision, capability, and experience to address and solve problems.
Demonstrated commitment to the land grant philosophy.
Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, research, outreach and service.
Outstanding communication skills and demonstrated experience interacting with faculty and staff, national laboratories, governmental entities, business, research sponsors, and the public.
Demonstrated commitment to affirmative action and diversity, and a high level of professional credibility and personal integrity.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Posting Number: F000808P

Posting Date: 08/28/2019

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:

Position is open until filled, however, applications received on or before October 15, 2019 will receive first consideration. Position will remain open until a sufficient pool of candidates is identified.

Applicants should submit a letter of qualification detailing how they meet each required and preferred qualification. Additionally, please provide a list of references.

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

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EEO Statement

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


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