Join the UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant team! Our unit provides research, education, training and science-based outreach to assist Georgia in solving problems and realizing opportunities for its coastal and marine environments. By advancing research, education and training, and outreach, UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant promotes the economic, cultural and environmental health of Georgia’s coast and prepare citizens to become good stewards of coastal ecosystems and watershed resources.


Current Openings 

Marine Educator and Public Program Coordinator

Full time, non-tenured, benefits eligible Public Service Faculty position to be assigned to the Marine Education Center and Aquarium. Primary responsibilities of the position are to lead, instruct, and ensure the safety of student participants in marine science and coastal ecology programs. These education programs include field explorations, laboratory studies, discussion sessions and boat-based classes. The latter are conducted aboard 24-foot open boats (Carolina Skiffs) and the 43-foot trawler R/V Sea Dawg. Secondary responsibilities of this position are to manage and expand education programs for the general public including adults and families. Duties include developing, coordinating, collaborating on and delivering programs that highlight the work of UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant. Existing public programs include onsite activities such as lectures, labs, and field experiences; community outreach events; stewardship and community science programs. Additional responsibilities include grant writing to secure external funding for the Center’s activities related to public programming.

Location: Savannah, GA
Application Deadline: Open until filled



Coastal Resilience Specialist

This position serves as a technical resource for coastal communities and the state of Georgia as it relates to topics such as climate hazards, resiliency planning, sea level rise, coastal processes, coastal flooding or coastal storms. The University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant Coastal Community Resilience Specialist is a public service, non-tenured faculty track position in Coastal Georgia. Primary stakeholders/audience includes academic researchers, municipal staff, and residents. The specialist is expected to leverage their skills, experience and resources to develop and implement extension and outreach programs and provide technical assistance to advance coastal resilience. The specialist will work with existing teams, extension programs, and partners drawing on science, technology, and research data to educate communities about coastal climate adaptation, coastal flooding and hazard mitigation planning. The specialist will cultivate and sustain partnerships and integrate diverse perspectives to advance coastal community resilience.

Location: Brunswick, GA or other Coastal Georgia location
Application Deadline: August 1, 2023 to assure full consideration



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 (hrweb@uga.edu).

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