[Coral-List] Faculty positions at CIEE Research Station Bonaire

CIEE Research Station Bonaire cieebonaire at gmail.com
Thu Jun 7 18:28:46 EDT 2012

Dear Coral-List:

I would like to share the following announcement for two faculty positions
at the CIEE Research Station in Bonaire:

1. Tropical Marine Conservation Biology faculty
2. Coral Reef Ecology faculty

CIEE Research Station Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean
Application deadline: 25 June 2012
Start date: 11 August 2012 through 13 July 2013

The CIEE Tropical Marine Ecology and Conservation program in Bonaire is a
study abroad program for upper level, undergraduate students and is an
intensive program with a focus on field ecology.  CIEE Research Station
Bonaire is currently recruiting two new faculty for 10-month positions.
During the fall 2012 and spring 2013 semesters, the faculty will teach
either Tropical Marine Conservation Biology or Coral Reef Ecology and
co-teach Independent Research and Marine Ecology Field Research Methods.
During the summer 2013 program, the faculty will co-teach Marine Ecology
Field Research Methods and Tropical Ecology of the Southern Caribbean.

The positions require 40+ hours each week to support the program, which
includes a substantial time commitment for student independent research
projects.  One should expect an intensive and highly rewarding academic
experience.  As part of the CIEE faculty there are program activities that
you will be expected to attend, including public service events and group
recreational activities. In addition to teaching, faculty will contribute
expertise to CIEE’s long-term research projects including field research,
analyzing data, report writing and proposal writing.   The faculty will
also support the program by assisting with day to day operations of the
field station and laboratory.

These are physically demanding positions as faculty will be part of a field
science program that employs shore diving to demonstrate theoretical
principles in the field.  The position is time intensive during the
semester program: in addition to teaching you will be responsible for up to
8 independent research projects.  The summer sessions are also time
intensive as they are 3 to 4 semester credits and are taught in 2 to 3

The minimum qualifications for the faculty positions are: a PhD in Biology
(or related field) with an emphasis in marine ecology or biology;
scientific diving experience and a comprehensive dive physical (AAUS);
broad field experience in marine ecology and excellent analytical skills;
demonstrated ability to work as a team member; a commitment to education
and research in marine ecology and conservation; an eagerness to work
closely with students; an appreciation for field-based education; current
certifications in First Aid, CPR, DAN Oxygen Rescue; DAN dive insurance; a
driver’s license and the ability to drive a standard.

Compensation: Salary will be based on experience.

To apply:  Email a cover letter detailing your experience with
undergraduate teaching, scientific diving and research and a CV with
contact information for 3 references to info at cieebonaire.org and type the
name of the position that you are applying for in the subject line (Coral
Reef Ecology faculty or Conservation Biology faculty).  For more
information about the semester program in Bonaire go to www.cieebonaire.org..


CIEE Research Station Bonaire
Kaya Gobernador N Debrot 26
Kralendijk, Bonaire Netherlands Antilles
+599 717 4140

info at cieebonaire.org

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