Assistant/Associate Professor of Aquaculture: Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries: University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

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By Milthon Lujan

USA.- Arkansas is the second-leading aquaculture producing state in the U.S. and is home to important warmwater aquaculture industries that include catfish, baitfish, sportfish and others. The UAPB Aquaculture/Fisheries Center has statewide responsibility to provide research-based recommendations on aquaculture.

The Center’s on-campus research station includes more than 100 earthen ponds as well as hatchery facilities and wet and dry laboratories. The incumbent will develop a productive research program with an emphasis on emerging freshwater production technologies for catfish, as well as production techniques for other commercially viable species in Arkansas. The research is expected to produce science-based recommendations that lead to farm-level adoption and innovation. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop effective and engaging undergraduate and graduate courses in aquaculture, mentor and advise students regarding careers in aquaculture, and contribute to a dynamic educational environment.


Ph.D. in Aquaculture, Fisheries or closely related field. Demonstrated ability to develop a productive research program related to the culture of commercially-important warmwater species, to produce peer-reviewed publications, and to develop effective innovative teaching techniques is required. A commitment to developing a dynamic research and teaching program that has a strong impact on the state of Arkansas is required.


The person selected for this position must be committed to: 1) a productive research program and to contributing science-based management recommendations for fish farmers in Arkansas; and 2) effective teaching, advisement, and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students. Must have the ability to communicate effectively with stakeholder groups. The individual must be willing and capable of developing effective working relationships across various aquatic disciplines within the department.

Contact Person: Rebecca Lochmann
Contact Phone: 870-575-8124
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Closing Date: June 15, 2017 or until a suitable candidate is found.

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