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Assistant Professor in Aquaculture Modelling

Tenure Stream Position in Aquaculture Ecosystem Modelling
Department of Oceanography, Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University invites applications for a tenure-stream faculty position in Aquaculture Ecosystem Modelling at the Assistant Professor level.  The successful candidate will be based in the Department of Oceanography.

Preferred research areas include, but are not limited to (a) ecosystem modeling, (b) aquaculture-environment interactions, (c) field studies of aquaculture, (d) indices of coastal health and sustainability. Examples of the intended research orientation include:

  • Coupled physical-biological models of finfish aquaculture ecosystems, with trophic, particle, nutrient, and pathogen dynamics

  • Simulation of animal bioenergetics and fish disease

  • Simulation of benthic diagenetic processes

  • Management of large field programs including oceanographic sensors, sampling techniques, biogeochemical analysis, and GIS

  • Assessment of management options for aquaculture sustainability via model scenario analysis

Criteria for selection include:

  • PhD with a background in Oceanography or related discipline

  • Academic excellence demonstrated by scholarly publications and success in obtaining external funding

  • Willingness to collaborate in group research programs, including existing aquaculture research at Dalhousie University and related international initiatives

  • Ability to liaise with the aquaculture industry and government regulators

  • Ability to establish an independent, externally funded research program

It is anticipated that the new faculty member will interact in a new aquaculture-environment research program led by an NSERC Industrial Research Chair Jon Grant. Although the candidate will be an independent faculty member, a variety of logistical, field and other resources will be available as a result of the Chair initiative. Teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level is expected as is supervision of PhD and MSc students.

Candidates should send a curriculum vita, statement of research interests, and three letters of reference to: Dr. Jon Grant, Aquaculture Search Committee, Dept. of Oceanography, Dalhousie University, 1355 Oxford St., Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4J1 Phone: (902) 494-2021 •  Fax: (902) 494-3877  • e-mail: jon.grant@dal.ca 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is an Employment Equity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons and women.