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Assistant Professor of Sustainable Aquaculture

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: College of the Environment

Organization: Aquatic and Fishery Sciences

Title: Assistant Professor of Sustainable Aquaculture

Position Details

Position Description

The School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences (SAFS) at the University of Washington-Seattle seeks to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level with specialization in sustainable aquaculture. We aim to hire a faculty member whose empirical research studies aquaculture through a lens of food security, social or livelihood effects, environmental impacts, or climate change. Research can focus on the level of organism, species, production system, or ecosystem As part of the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, the successful applicant is expected to establish a collaborative, externally funded and nationally recognized research program. In addition, the successful applicant will contribute to the teaching mission of the school through innovative classroom teaching and effective mentorship of undergraduate/graduate students and postdocs. This is a full-time (100% FTE), 9-month position. The anticipated start date for the position is January 1, 2024.

The University of Washington has a unique natural setting from which to base research and education. SAFS is housed within the University’s College of the Environment, which provides a broad interdisciplinary and global position for education and basic and applied research. SAFS maintains unique research and teaching facilities, such as the University of Washington Fish Collection, field stations in the San Juan Islands and southwestern Alaska, and the Western Regional Aquaculture Center, and hosts the USGS Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Unit. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to develop a strong regional presence working with partners in the Pacific Northwest. The University of Washington provides a wide range of networking, mentoring and development opportunities for junior faculty and a comprehensive benefits package (details can be found at

The base salary range for this position will be $9,500 - $12,000 per month, commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. Other compensation associated with this position may include a moving allowance and/or a relocation incentive, 

Our School strives to create an inclusive and welcoming environment where people of all backgrounds, who bring a range of perspectives and life experiences, are welcomed, heard and supported. We seek candidates who will contribute to these efforts and encourage applications from underrepresented groups. In all aspects of this position, the candidate will join us to promote a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment for students, faculty, staff, and the public.

Priority will be given to applications received by October 12, 2023, although consideration of applicants will continue until the position is filled. Questions pertaining to this search can be addressed to Prof. Tim Essington ( Questions regarding disability accommodations during the application process should be directed to Manish Kala at


This position requires a Ph.D. or foreign equivalent and 2 years of post-doctoral experience. 


Candidates should submit their application via interfolio including the following information:

  • curriculum vitae
  • Research statement (2 pages). Please summarize your past research, your overall approach to conducting research, how you envision your research program at SAFS, and how this aligns with the job description.
  • Teaching and Mentoring Statement (2 pages). Please reflect on your teaching pedagogy and mentoring approaches, evidence of teaching and mentoring effectiveness, and describe how your teaching will complement and diversify the School’s undergraduate and graduate programs.
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice Statement (1 page). Please describe your goals and values with regards to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ), how your past and present work has contributed to a culture of DEIJ, and how you will contribute to SAFS’s ongoing efforts to become an equitable, inclusive, and welcoming academic and professional environment
  • copies (PDF) of three representative publications
  • names and contact information for three professional references

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

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Disability Services

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or

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The University of Washington is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

For help signing up, accessing your account, or submitting your application, please check out Interfolio's help and support section or get in touch via email at or phone at (877)997-8807.

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