[Coral-List] CIEE faculty teaching positions

Rita Peachey RPeachey at ciee.org
Thu May 16 18:25:19 EDT 2013

Dear Coral-List:

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

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

CIEE Research Station Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean
Application deadline: 7 June 2013
Start date: 12 August 2013
End date: 11 July 2014
Contract period:  11 months (12 August 2013 through 11 July 2013) with 6 weeks off between programs (4 weeks off mid-December to mid-January and 2 weeks off in mid-May)
Compensation: US$30,000 plus RT airfare

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 teaching faculty for the academic year.  During the fall 2013 and spring 2014 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 academic 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 assist with and attend, including public service events and group recreational activities. In addition to teaching, faculty will have the opportunity to collaborate on CIEE's research projects, including field research, data analysis and manuscript preparation.  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 programs: 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 weeks.

The minimum qualifications for the faculty positions are: a PhD in Biology (or related field) with an emphasis in marine ecology or conservation 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 teaching 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.

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<mailto:info at cieebonaire.org> and type the name of the position that you are applying for in the subject line (Coral Reef Ecology Instructor or Conservation Biology Instructor).  For more information about the programs in Bonaire go to www.cieebonaire.org<http://www.cieebonaire.org/>.

Thank you,
Rita Peachey

Director - CIEE Research Station Bonaire
Kaya Gobernador Debrot #26
Kralendijk, Bonaire, BES, Dutch Caribbean
email rpeachey at ciee.org<mailto:rpeachey at ciee.org>
tel +599 786 7394<tel:+5997867394>
skype cieebonaire21
web cieebonaire.org/<http://cieebonaire.org/>

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