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Track Fisheries & Aquaculture Instructor

Company: Bellingham Technical College
Location: Bellingham
Posted on: May 3, 2022

Job Description:

Bellingham Technical College (BTC), Bellingham Washington, invites applications for one full-time Tenure Track Fisheries & Aquaculture Instructor.
The Fisheries & Aquaculture Sciences program prepares students for employment in a variety of occupations, including technician and biologist positions for shellfish and finfish aquaculture, stream and coastal ecology, and fisheries biology. Teaching content includes such subjects as: Animal Reproduction, Water Quality, Hatchery Operations, Freshwater Ecology, Fisheries Practicum, Advanced Sampling Techniques, Natural Resource Management, GIS for Fisheries & Aquaculture, and other related courses. This position will also interface with partnering four-year universities and colleges for students desiring a transfer degree program. The program operates in partnership with several regional and statewide industries and agencies. This program operates the Whatcom Creek Hatchery at the Maritime Heritage Park in Bellingham, the Bellingham Hatchery at Whatcom Falls Park, and during certain times of the year, also assists with hatchery operations at the Samish Hatchery in Burlington, WA and the Kendall Creek Hatchery in Deming, WA. The program also conducts field training throughout Whatcom and Skagit counties, including electrofishing and freshwater habitat surveys, tidal and estuary/coastal surveys, and shellfish farming. Additional administrative and coordination duties involve attendance at meetings, working and scheduling with various vendors for hatchery operations, assisting in hatchery and field projects, assisting in annual permitting and reporting for hatchery and field operations, and other duties as assigned.
Required minimum qualifications include: Associate degree in Aquaculture, Fisheries, Marine Biology or Science, Aquatic Ecology, Oceanography, Natural Resources Management, Wildlife Management, or related field OR five years of relevant industry experience; Electrofishing certification OR five years of relevant industry experience may substitute for the certification requirement; Valid driver's license to travel from site to site.
Base salary range is typically $59,114 to $73,980 for an applicant with minimal levels of teaching and education experience and is based on a typical teaching schedule of 10 months, September through June, 173 days. High end of range is $83,279 for those with previous related teaching experience and advanced educational degrees. Final placement on the salary schedule is determined according to the current collective bargaining agreement and is based on an evaluation of work, education and/or experience. This position is also eligible for a Washington State insurance and retirement benefits package.
Bellingham Technical College is committed to recruiting dedicated faculty and staff who together create a welcoming academic climate that reflects the diverse backgrounds of our community, including ethnicity, national origin, religion, race, gender, gender identity, age, status as a veteran or disabled veteran, disability, political status, and sexual orientation. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a successful and supportive learning environment for a diverse college student population with a wide-range of backgrounds and experiences.
Priority consideration by 5pm April 29, 2022. AA/EOE
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Keywords: Bellingham Technical College, Bellingham , Track Fisheries & Aquaculture Instructor, Education / Teaching , Bellingham, Washington

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