University of New Hampshire — Visiting Assistant Professor in Acoustic Ecology / CARE Associate Director of Education

Summary of position

The Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture (COLSA) and the Center for Acoustics Research & Education (CARE) seek a dynamic, engaged scholar to serve as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Acoustic Ecology and the CARE Associate Director of Education for a three-year, term-limited position.  We seek applicants with lived experiences and/or professional service informed by worldviews and/or perspectives about minority group status including race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, and disability and who are committed to work in and foster a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment at UNH.  The successful candidate will bring expertise in Bioacoustics and Acoustic Ecology, or a closely related acoustic field. The ideal candidate has a doctorate in Bioacoustics, Agroacoustics, Wildlife Science, Oceanography, Marine Resources, or a similar discipline. The ideal candidate also will demonstrate evidence of teaching and research excellence and a strong record of mentoring at undergraduate and/or graduate levels.  Duties of the position include conducting research within the scholar’s areas of expertise, teaching 2 courses per year in the first year and 3 courses per year thereafter, advising undergraduate students, serving as the COLSA representative in CARE, and engaging in Departmental and program governance.  As the CARE Associate Director of Education, the candidate would work with CARE leadership to oversee student recruitment, acoustics-related opportunities for student research, and program public relations.

The University of New Hampshire is an R1 research institution that ranks as the #2 institution in ecology research productivity among 316 North American universities scaled by size and is among the “top 10 best marine biology colleges” according to BioExplorer. Marine Biology is housed in the Department of Biological Sciences (DBS), which has 17 faculty, 500 undergraduate majors, and 50 graduate students and postdocs, in close association with other marine sciences coordinated through the School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering (SMSOE). Located on a 188-acre campus in Durham, UNH thrives in a dynamic and beautiful part of New England ( Approximately one hour from both Boston, MA and Portland, ME, Durham also is conveniently close to the Atlantic Ocean, the White Mountains, and New Hampshire’s Lake Region.

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status, genetic information, and political orientation. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in Bioacoustics, Wildlife Science, Oceanography, Marine Resources, or similar discipline.

Additional Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in teaching and scholarship
  • Demonstrated experience in acoustics education and research
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Postdoctoral experience

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