[Coral-List] Open Position - Resident Lecturer in Marine Resource Management, Turks and Caicos Islands

Jobs jobs at fieldstudies.org
Fri Nov 15 09:38:25 EST 2013

On an annual basis, teach the Marine Resource Management course during two
semester programs and one-third of the two summer courses, Marine Protected
Areas. Lead designated components of the Center's Five-year Research Plan
and, as part of this, oversee, mentor, and grade the student directed
research projects related to these research lines.


Institutional Mission:

SFS creates transformative study abroad experiences through field-based
learning and research. Our educational programs explore the human and
ecological dimensions of the complex environmental problems faced by our
local partners, contributing to sustainable solutions in the places where we
live and work. The SFS community is part of a growing network of individuals
and institutions committed to environmental stewardship.

Program Focus:

SFS is working with the Turks & Caicos Islands (TCI) Department of
Environment and Coastal Resources (DECR) and the National Park Service to
develop management strategies to help conserve marine biodiversity and
provide economic opportunities for island residents. With so many local
residents dependent upon marine resources for their livelihood, along with
increasing resource consumption by tourists, finding viable options for
managing fisheries and conserving critical habitats, including coral reefs,
is crucial.


Course Description: 
The Marine Resource Management course provides students with the options and
consequences of how to manage natural systems in the context of human use,
development and degradation. It is intended to introduce the various
disciplines, tools, and information required to understand and manage
natural resources. It covers a wide range of disciplines, but is focused on
the management of fisheries resources in the TCI and the sustainable use of
lobster, conch and finfish. It will establish the link between the
complementary courses offered in the program, Environmental Policy and
Socioeconomic Values, and Tropical Marine Ecology. Topical areas include:
ecosystem analysis, anthropogenic impacts, regulation and enforcement,
conservation practices, coastal zone management, tropical marine resources,
tropical fisheries and fisheries management, parks and protected areas,
natural areas and development, tourism development and planning, and,
ultimately, human management techniques. The goal is to provide the tools to
manage natural systems for long-term sustainability. 


The successful candidate will provide high quality, modern and experiential
teaching in critical environmental issues in an interdisciplinary curriculum
and participate fully in the implementation of the Center's five-year
research plan that addresses these issues. The publication of research
results is critical. The successful candidate will work closely with the
lecturers in Marine Ecology and Socioeconomics to deliver an
interdisciplinary program through education and research in a field setting.
Each lecturer is expected to provide high quality, inquiry-based teaching
and will lead students in Directed Research projects defined in the Center's
research plan.

Applicants are encouraged to review the course syllabi and programs
descriptions on the SFS website: http://www.fieldstudies.org/tci


Duties and Responsibilities




*	As part of an interdisciplinary teaching team, teach one-third of
the academic program (minimum 50 lecture hours per semester, 15 per summer
*	Plan, revise, and effectively deliver a challenging, problem-based
interdisciplinary curriculum
*	Organize lectures and prepare course materials in a timely and
professional manner
*	Adhere to the daily academic schedule
*	Prepare, administer, and grade assignments, quizzes, mid-term and
final examinations 
*	Supervise and mentor up to 11 students in Directed Research projects
*	Actively support and counsel students on academic issues
*	Maintain records of lectures, exams, quizzes, readings, field
experiences and homework assignments




*	Conduct designated research according to the Center's Five-year
Research Plan
*	Identify appropriate components of the Center's research plan
suitable for student Directed Research projects
*	Prepare research results for clients and partners and for
publication and conference presentations
*	Assist in the creation and implementation of Center research
policies, priorities, budgets as required
*	Follow data management, record keeping, and reporting systems
*	Present research findings at local and international conferences
(budget dependent)       




*	Participate in planning activities prior to the program start and in
review/analysis following students' departure
*	Participate in training activities for new Center staff prior to and
during the program, particularly interns
*	Participate in and lead parts of the orientation and re-entry
components of the program presented to students at the beginning and end of
each program period
*	In cooperation with other Center staff, provide day-to-day
coordination of interns as delegated by the center director
*	Participate in resolving group management issues and student
discipline problems
*	Participate in preparation of the final reports, academic handbook
revisions and other required reports
*	As requested by the center director, assist with other logistical,
group management and administrative tasks


Safety & Risk Management


*	Take responsibility, as an individual and as a member of the Center
faculty/staff team, for the safety of all program participants
*	Participate in the review and revision of Center risk assessment and
management plans
*	Recommend and review policies and procedures needed to manage risks
*	Know the emergency procedures plan for the Center, including
evacuation plan
*	Participate in the safety portions of the on-site orientation and
conduct safety briefings for students and/or staff
*	Complete incident reports when appropriate and contribute to safety
*	Comply with, actively model, and enforce all SFS and Center policies
and procedures
*	Ensure that first-aid certifications are kept up to date via
periodic courses offered by SFS between program sessions



Daily Center Life


*	Live on-site for the duration of each program period and take meals
with the students 
*	On a rotating basis, take responsibility for Center-specific "staff
of the day" duties 
*	Take part in, and occasionally lead community outreach, Center
upkeep projects, social and field activities 
*	At the request of the center director, serve as caretaker for center
during program breaks and center rentals
*	Drive standard transmission vehicles and boats as needed 
*	Adhere to, actively model and enforce all SFS and Center policies
and procedures

Minimum qualifications

*	Ability to obtain Turks & Caicos work permit
*	Ph.D. and university-level teaching experience in Marine Resource
Management, Stock Assessment, Tropical Fisheries Management, or related
*	Field research experience, preferably in the fields of Fishery
Management; Marine Protected Areas; Marine Policy Formulation 
*	Demonstrated ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary
teaching and research team 
*	Good track record of research publications 
*	Certified SCUBA diver, Divemaster highly preferred 
*	Small boat handling experience
*	Demonstrated commitment to environmental issues

Preferred Qualifications

*	Demonstrated experience working in collaboration with small island
*	Residential student group management and risk management experience
highly desirable
*	Proven track record of grant writing success
*	Current first aid certification

Other Expectations

*	Obtain WAFA certification prior to first day of work (tuition
reimbursable up to $500)
*	Willingness to work flexible hours and live on site at the field
station with a small team of permanent staff, groups of US undergraduate
students and visiting researchers or programs
*	Participation in all Center activities
*	Represent SFS at local and international meetings and conferences
*	At all times, work to ensure good relations between the SFS and the
local community


Salary is dependent on experience and qualifications. A comprehensive
benefits package and on-site room and board is included.


The SFS Center for Marine Resource Studies

South Caicos, Turks & Caicos Islands, B.W.I.


Reports To:

Center Director


Start Date:


To Apply: Submit a cover letter outlining relevant experiences and
addressing the qualifications and expectations stated above and curriculum
vitae online at: http://fieldstudies.catsone.com/careers/index.php?m=portal
erID=3279384> &a=details&jobOrderID=3279384


Recommendation letters will be required upon request. Equal Opportunity

Inquiries about the position may be directed to SFS Dean of Academic
Programs Mark Seifert at mseifert at fieldstudies.org



More information about the Coral-List mailing list