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What We Do

The Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences (FWCS) is housed in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University. For over 85 years, FWCS has been teaching students to think critically about the problems our planet and ecosystems are facing while we conduct impactful research related to wild animals, their habitats, and human-ecological systems. We actively promote science-based conservation solutions and sustainable management practices, engaging with federal and state agencies, landowners, fisheries, Tribes, and many other partners. Our work increasingly integrates biological, physical, and social sciences, and we share our studies widely through public engagement and service to management agencies. 

Who We Are

FWCS is composed of approximately 300 staff, including academic faculty, research assistants, classified staff, graduate students, and temporary staff. Over $8 million of externally funded grants and contracts are received each year in support of science focused on basic ecological research, conservation, and sustainable use of fish and wildlife and their habitats. The Department is the largest in the College of Agricultural Sciences, with over 40 professors and 1200 students in 8 degree and certificate programs, including one Bachelor of Science degree, five graduate degrees, and two graduate certificates. We are a vibrant department that promotes a supportive atmosphere for all students and employees.

Assistant Professor, Ichthyologist (Curator of the OSU fish collection)
Tenure Track

This position will focus on research and teaching related to systematics, phylogenetics, biogeography, and conservation of fishes. Job duties include 40% Research and Scholarship, 30% Teaching and Advising, 20% Museum Curation and Outreach, and 10% Service. Be sure to complete all required materials. Contact Search Co-Chairs with questions:; and OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled. 

Full consideration date April 14, 2024. Closes April 28, 2024

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Total Rewards Package
Oregon State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that is designed to meet the needs of employees and their families including:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Basic Life. OSU pays 95% of premiums for you and your eligible dependents.
  • Free confidential mental health and emotional support services, and counseling resources.
  • Retirement savings paid by the university.
  • A generous paid leave package, including holidays, vacation and sick leave.
  • Tuition reduction benefits for you or your qualifying dependents at OSU or the additional six Oregon Public Universities.
  • Robust Work Life programs including Dual Career assistance resources, flexible work arrangements, a Family Resource Center, Affinity Groups and an Employee Assistance Program.

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