[Coral-List] Faculty Position at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)
Wenresti G. Gallardo
gallardo at ait.ac.th
Wed Apr 8 09:07:18 EDT 2009
Applications are invited for an Assistant Professor level position in the
Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management (AARM) Field of Study at the
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Pathumthani, Thailand. AIT is an
autonomous, non-profit, international post-graduate institution offering
Masters' and PhD degrees, diplomas and certificates in engineering, science,
planning and management, and serves over 2,000 students from many countries
across Asia and beyond. Teaching faculty, researchers, staff and students
from more than 40 countries form a unique international community on the
Institute's 400 acres, beautifully landscaped residential campus, situated
42 km north of Bangkok.
The Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management (AARM) Field of Study at
AIT was established in 1981. It has three areas of specialization, namely:
1) Aquaculture Technology, 2) Aquatic Resources Management, 3) Integrated
Coastal Management (an interdisciplinary program). So far, over 500 students
have graduated from AARM and as of January 2009 semester, more than 50
students are enrolled in AARM with 35% at the doctoral level. AARM
graduates are now in positions of influence throughout the Asian region.
AARM seeks to hire an Assistant Professor with the following qualifications:
1) Earned doctorate degree in aquatic resources management or coastal
zone management or related area of specialization.
2) Expertise and ability to teach courses in aquatic resources
management and integrated coastal management.
3) Good research publication record in international journals.
4) A strong commitment to teaching and research, with the aptitude to
establish and maintain a dynamic research and development program in aquatic
resources management and integrated coastal management.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The successful candidate is expected to develop and teach postgraduate
courses in fisheries and aquatic resources management, integrated coastal
management and other related courses, supervise Master's and Doctoral
students, conduct sponsored and individual research, and carry out
consultancy and outreach activities. In addition, the candidate is expected
to assist in the conduct of training programs, workshops, and other human
resource development activities supported by AIT or international or
The contract period is two years subject to renewal. The salary offered is
regionally competitive, commensurate with academic merits and experience.
Benefits include Provident Fund, settlement grant, medical benefits, and
education subsidy for dependents. There are also possibilities for earning
additional income by carrying out sponsored research projects and consulting
The selected candidate is expected to join the institute at the start of
August 2009 Semester. Please send a letter of application, including (1)
curriculum vitae, (2) copies of three selected publications, (3) one-page
professional statement describing goals and aspirations and (4) names and
addresses of three referees to the following address:
School of Environment, Resources and Development
Asian Institute of Technology
P.O. Box 4, Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120, Thailand
E-mail: deanserd at ait.ac.th
The application deadline is May 30, 2009.
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