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 

Facilities Operations Professional

As a full time position, the Facilities Operations Professional will have knowledge and experience sufficient to identify and direct routine maintenance and repairs on the facility’s HVAC systems, provide basic repair services in the event of plumbing, electrical, and mechanical equipment failures, basic carpentry skills, and coordinate maintenance of vehicles and vessels. This position will assist the Associate Marine Extension Director and Facilities Manager in developing and managing Major Renovation and Repair (MRR) projects in Brunswick. Other duties and responsibilities will include, but not limited to assisting faculty and staff with program set up, implementation and breakdown, field work and stakeholder engagement.

Location: Brunswick, GA
Application Deadline: February 4, 2024 to assure full consideration



Seafood Extension Specialist

Full time, public service, non-tenured faculty track position based in coastal Georgia. The Specialist will be responsible for developing, conducting and evaluating a comprehensive outreach and extension program that helps promote and support Georgia’s diverse commercial seafood industry including both wild caught and aquacultured products. This will include, but not be limited to providing federally- and state-required seafood HACCP training and serving as a technical resource for the state’s seafood industry, local, state, and federal government officials, public health employees, academic professionals, trade organizations, and consumers. The specialist will conduct applied research focused on issues relevant to stakeholder needs in Georgia and as needed, regionally and nationally. The Specialist will also collaboratively support the development of new seafood products, processes, and training opportunities to help advance the state’s seafood industry workforce in addition to raising awareness of wild and aquaculture- produced Georgia seafood products among consumers, public health and culinary professionals, restaurateurs, wholesalers and retailers and policy makers..

Location: Brunswick, GA or coastal GA
Application Deadline: January 6, 2024 to assure full consideration



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




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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