Public Service Assistant/ Fisheries Extension Specialist

Athens, GA
Feb 13, 2018
Faculty Jobs
Social Sciences
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Open Until Filled: No

Job Summary: The University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant Program seeks a Fisheries Extension Specialist with a broad interest in socioeconomic aspects of commercial and recreational fisheries. This is a full time, benefits eligible, non-tenured Public Service Faculty track position to be assigned to Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant's Brunswick station. This position will be responsible for developing, maintaining, and evaluating a comprehensive extension and applied research program primarily focused on Georgia's marine fisheries and the businesses and communities associated with them. The specialist will investigate how environmental, regulatory, social and/or economic factors affect the function and well-being of Georgia's fishing sectors and the coastal communities that depend on them as well as identify sources of resiliency and vulnerability to help evaluate and inform management decisions. The position will develop close working relationships and engage regularly with industry, resource managers, researchers, public user groups and other relevant stakeholders to better understand trends in Georgia's fisheries and coastal communities as well as assist these groups in their decisions to effectively manage, utilize and invest in Georgia's coastal and marine resources. For full consideration, please apply by March 30, 2018. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

Minimum Qualifications: Education/Experience Requirements * Master's degree in a discipline relevant to the duties and responsibilities of this position such as fisheries, biology, marine/coastal policy, natural resource economics, ecology or similar field. * At least 2 years of professional experience engaging commercial and/or recreational fishermen, resource managers, and/or policy and decision-makers

Preferred Qualifications: Preferred Education and Experience * Ph.D. in one of the disciplines relevant to the duties and responsibilities of this position such as fisheries, biology, marine/coastal policy, natural resource economics, ecology or similar field * At least one degree in a relevant social science discipline including, but not limited to: sociology, geography, psychology, anthropology, economics, political science, public policy and/or environmental studies * Demonstrated ability to secure extramural funding * Familiarity with coastal and marine issues, particularly commercial and recreational fishing, fisheries management, working waterfronts, aquaculture, and/or seafood marketing Knowledge, Skills and Abilities * Ability to self-motivate, to work independently and as a member of a team, and to develop annual plans of work which include measurable outcomes * Relevant skills applicable to educational and mass media outreach, public speaking, technical writing, statistical analysis and computer use * Strong ability to communicate both verbally and in writing, particularly as it pertains to interpreting/translating research-based technical information for the understanding and use by decision makers, practicioners, and the general public * Strong ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment and to develop productive partnerships and collaborations with diverse stakeholders Working Conditions and Physical Effort This position is based in Brunswick, Georgia with travel to other locations as needed. Successful candidate must be physically capable of conducting applicable research and presenting results to both professional and consumer audiences. Considerable local and regional in-state travel will be required to ensure the most critical needs of the programmatic area are met.


Faculty Rank: Public Service Assistant

Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track

Employee Percentage: 100

Location of Vacancy: Other South Georgia Area

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