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Assistant or Associate Professor – Fishery Sciences

Closing Date: Open until filled.

Housed in the Department of Fish and Wildlife Sciences in the College of Natural Resources, this tenure track assistant or associate professor position will develop an externally funded research program focusing on both indigenous and western science aspects of native fisheries recovery and management in the Pacific Northwest; collaborate with departmental, college and university researchers, Aquaculture Research Institute scientists, CRITFC specialists and managers, regional tribal partners, and other external partners on interdisciplinary research focused on fisheries recovery and management; apply modern research tools (e.g. genomics, isotope ecology, telemetry), and develop new research directions in fisheries recovery and management with a focus on the intersection of indigenous and western science components of conservation of natural resources. This position will teach approximately 7 credits of coursework each year. Acceptable courses may include tribal fisheries management, conservation physiology and genetics, conservation aquaculture or other courses relevant to the interdisciplinary degrees of the College and campus­ wide Environmental Science program. Graduate courses taught may include fisheries recovery and management theory as applied to native fish management, graduate research methods, or other courses based on academic qualifications. This position will also advise graduate and undergraduate students in the College of Natural Resources. Rank and tenure are negotiable based on how the candidate meets the criteria outlined in department and college bylaws.

Note: This position is with the University of Idaho, CRITFC’s partner in aquaculture and fish genetics research. The position is location in Moscow, Idaho and pay range is $80,000 per year or higher depending on experience.

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Application Procedure



Online applications are preferred, however if circumstances prevent an applicant from completing an online application or require help with an electronic application, email jobs@critfc.org for assistance.



Hiring preference:
CRITFC implements a tribal preference policy and encourages citizens and descendants of our member tribes (Nez Perce, Umatilla, Warm Springs and Yakama) and other federally recognized tribes to apply.

CRITFC is committed to building a culturally inclusive community and a work environment that respects and inspires every person. Members of historically marginalized groups including women, people of color, those with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those who have served in the military, and members of other underrepresented communities are invited to apply.

CRITFC will consider non-citizen applicants who are authorized to work in the U.S. If not authorized to work in the U.S., CRITFC will provide reasonable support and accommodations to the candidate in obtaining U.S. work authorization. With the exception of certain employer required costs, CRITFC will not pay for costs related to applicant’s legal representation, filings for work authorization or immigration, or other costs related to obtaining work authorization.

*Please note: the term “Commission” as used in this description refers to CRITFC’s governing body. CRITFC is a tribal organization that is wholly owned and governed by the Nez Perce Tribe, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon, and the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation. As a tribal organization, CRITFC is subject to a unique blend of policies and laws.