Assistant/Associate Professor in Marine Resource Economics
The Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) has a three-part mission to conduct interdisciplinary research in coastal ocean and estuarine science, educate students and citizens, and provide advisory service to policy makers, industry, and the public. The School of Marine Science (SMS) at VIMS is the graduate school in marine science for the College of William & Mary. Chartered in 1940, VIMS is currently among the largest marine research and education centers in the United States. VIMS employs approximately 60 full-time faculty members, more than 250 staff, and enrolls approximately 100 graduate students in master’s and doctoral programs. VIMS consists of four collaborative, interdisciplinary academic departments: Biological Sciences, Environmental and Aquatic Animal Health, Fisheries Science and Physical Sciences. Further information on VIMS and the SMS may be accessed online at: www.vims.edu.
Assistant/Associate Professor in Marine Resource Economics: We invite applications for a tenure-eligible position in the Department of Fisheries Science. We prefer applications for Assistant Professor, but in exceptional cases will consider application for Associate Professor. The position will begin Summer 2014.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will hold an earned doctorate (Ph.D.) at the time of the appointment in an area applicable to Marine Resource Economics. Candidates must have a strong publication stream commensurate with experience, and the potential for an active research program and quality graduate student teaching and mentoring. Candidates with research, teaching, and service interests in areas of natural resource or environmental economics; examples of relevant research areas could include: fisheries, renewable resources and conservation, public policy, bioeconomic modeling, behavioral economics, valuation of non-market resources and ecosystem services, trade-off and decision analysis, sustainable development, or other emerging field of marine and coastal resource economics.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will develop/maintain an active research and publication program, advise graduate students and teach quantitative skills class(es) relevant to field of study, including but not limited to: bioeconomic modeling, renewable resources and conservation, and environmental economics, participate in College and VIMS/SMS governance, marine policy academic programs, and provide service to the Commonwealth. Candidates who are prepared to engage in cross-disciplinary research, teaching, and service will be especially welcomed. A joint appointment or similar formal line to the Department of Economics at W&M is possible.
The Department of Fisheries Science includes faculty with diverse expertise in biology and status of fishes, molluscs, and crustaceans in both estuarine and marine environments. Areas of study include fisheries population dynamics, stock assessment, recruitment dynamics, evolution and systematics, food-web dynamics, molecular biology, physiology, conservation ecology, deep-sea ecology, and fisheries policy. There is a high level of interdisciplinary synergy applied to resource management needs in the face of complex environmental and economic issues and challenges.
Application materials for the position listed above should include: 1) a cover letter explaining professional education, experience, and suitability for the position; 2) a full curriculum vitae; 3) research statement; 4) teaching statement; and 5) the names, addresses (including titles and institutions), email addresses, and telephone numbers of five references.
Application materials should be addressed to the Chair of the Marine Resource Economist Search Committee, and will be accepted through our On-Line Application System at http://jobs.wm.edu. For full consideration, application materials are due November 1, 2013; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
The College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university and conducts background checks on applicants for employment. Applications by persons from under-represented groups are strongly encouraged.