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Hiring Search for Academic Professional Associate

The Department of Marine Sciences at the University of Georgia ( seeks an Academic Professional Associate with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2023. Located on the main campus in Athens, this is a full-time, non-tenure-track, nine-month faculty position that is part of UGA’s Corps of Instructional faculty. There is a possibility of a summer appointment and stipend based on teaching, service and research interests and/or program needs. For more information about the Academic Professional rank and its promotion opportunities, please see the UGA Guidelines for the Appointment and Promotion of Academic Professionals.

The successful applicant will have strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills; the ability to work effectively with students and faculty in Marine Sciences; teach undergraduate and graduate courses in pedagogy, communication or their area of scientific expertise as needed; and have a commitment to developing and executing a clear and creative vision for the management of the Marine Sciences instructional laboratory program that is inclusive of underrepresented groups. Responsibilities include: supervising instructional support personnel and Marine Sciences Graduate Teaching Assistants and managing laboratory instructional budgets for maintaining supplies and inventory; designing, developing, and implementing college-level curriculum for the Marine Sciences instructional laboratory program; and contributing to the growing Ocean Science B.S. and Marine Sciences M.S. and Ph.D. programs in general. The ideal candidate will secure funding to improve instruction and outreach programs, work with departmental faculty to develop broader impact efforts, engage in the scholarship of teaching and learning, and present and/or publish creative works at appropriate venues. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Marine Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Science Education, or other related fields and at least one year of instructional experience.

To apply, candidates should visit and provide all requested materials: cover letter, CV, contact information for three references who can address the qualifications and responsibilities indicated above, and a personal statement (no more than three pages) outlining (1) teaching philosophy, (2) interests in scholarly opportunities and (3) experience, professional skills, and vision that would enhance diversity, equity and inclusivity in Marine Sciences. Letters of recommendation may be requested as applications are received. To guarantee full consideration, please submit application materials by January 31, 2023. We will begin reviewing applications on February 1, 2023 and will continue to do so until the position is filled. The candidate selected for hire will be required to provide original transcripts showing degrees earned and undergo a background check. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Christof Meile (

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students and to creating a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, people from historically excluded groups, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 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 (

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