Assistant / Associate Extension Professor Production Aquaculture – Shellfish

Dauphin Island, Alabama
February 18 2021
Organization Type

Assistant / Associate Extension Professor

Production Aquaculture – Shellfish

Auburn University


The School of Fisheries, Aquaculture & Aquatic Sciences ( at Auburn University ( seeks an individual to conduct extension (50%) and research (50%) activities in support of the off-bottom oyster farming industry on the Alabama coast and future applied shellfish projects.

The successful candidate will be assigned to the Auburn University Shellfish Laboratory on Dauphin Island and develop extension and research programs both independently and in collaboration with faculty in Auburn. The director of the Lab will report to the successful candidate who will be responsible for overall administration and direction of the facility. A PhD in biology, aquaculture, biosystems engineering, environmental science, or closely related discipline is required at the time employment begins. Publication records in both shellfish research and extension are also required. Postdoctoral experience, a record of extramural funding to support extension and/or research activities, and a research area that complements those of current School faculty are desired. Salary is negotiable and start-up funds are available.

To apply, go to and submit a cover letter outlining how the applicant’s background has prepared him or her for the described position, CV, and a statement of possible initial research and extension activities. When prompted, please provide the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three people who have agreed to serve as references. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position and application process may be directed to the chair of the search committee (Dr. Terry Hanson,

Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability employer