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Assistant Extension Professor and Fish Nutrition Specialist

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University of Maine
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Orono, ME 04469
Job Description

Statement of the Job:

Primary responsibility includes research in aquatic animal nutrition as applicable to finfish species in aquaculture and natural systems. The faculty member is expected to be a project leader on the UMaine USDA ARS non-assistance cooperative agreement project. Collaboration and outreach with the aquaculture industry is required of this position. The faculty member may become a member of the graduate faculty through an affiliation with an academic department or school, and may serve as an advisor on graduate committees. The faculty will be expected to conduct experiential workshops and short courses as part of ARI’s workforce development programs.

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About the University:

The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,200 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus and throughout the state. UMaine is the state land and sea grant university and maintains a leadership role as the System’s flagship university. As a result, it is dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research, and service at the university, state, and national levels.

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The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples.

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  • Doctorate required in an area of aquatic animal nutrition specific to finfish nutrition
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Documented ability to conduct high-quality scientific research, as evidenced by grant acquisition and publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Computer and mobile device proficiency
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to be self-motivated and directed
  • Demonstrated success in working collaboratively with other agencies and organizations, including private industry
  • Experience and knowledge necessary to participate in interdisciplinary collaborations at UMaine, Cooperative Extension and the Aquaculture Research Institute, especially related to marine and coastal issues
  • Experience working with industry partners on applied research
  • Ability to formulate aquaculture feeds


  • Experience in the application of genomics in aquaculture nutrition research related to stress, health, physiology and reproduction, broodstock and larval nutrition; and/or technology for fish meal and fish oil replacement in aquaculture feeds
  • Experience with the nutrition and husbandry of finfish especially salmomids
  • Experience with the operation of machinery related to fish nutrition such as feed extruders and top coaters
  • Experience teaching in academic or outreach environments

Other Information:

Materials must be submitted via “Apply For Position” below. You will need to create a profile and application; upload:

1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position
2.) a resume/curriculum vitae
3.) contact information for three professional references

You will also need to submit the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

Search Timeline is as follows:

Review of applications to begin: December 15, 2020
Interviews to begin no earlier than: January 15, 2021
Tentative start date: May 1, 2021

Appropriate background checks are required**.**

The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Amie Parker, Interim Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

Position Title: Assistant Extension Professor and Fish Nutrition Specialist (id:65494)

Campus: Orono

Department: Cooperative Extension – OCES

Bargaining Unit: AFUM

Salary Band/Wage Band: N/A

Location: Orono, ME

Length: Fiscal Year (12 Months)

Required Documents: Cover Letter, References, Resume/CV

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