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Assistant Professor of Marine Biology : Machias, ME, United States

Institution University of Maine at Machias Discipline Marine Biology Type of position Faculty

The University of Maine at Machias seeks a broadly-trained marine biologist committed to teaching excellence and undergraduate applied research, in support of our Marine Biology, Environmental Studies, and Biology programs. The successful candidate will demonstrate: 1) excellence in undergraduate teaching; 2) commitment to field and laboratory research projects for undergraduate students in an active applied marine research program; and 3) promise for public outreach in marine-related areas.

To Apply: 

Review of applications will begin November 15. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts for all degrees, and statements of teaching and research philosophy. Applicants should also arrange to have letters sent directly from three references to:

Search Committee for Assistant Professor of Marine Biology
Human Resources Office
University of Maine at Machias
116 O’Brien Avenue
Machias, ME 04654
E-mail applications are encouraged and may be addressed to

Submitted by Leopold Staff
October 8, 2013
Deadline November 15, 2013 Read more »

Senior Environmental Scientist

Institution California Department of Fish and Wildlife Discipline Environmental Science Type of position Government Scientist

The California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) is offering an exciting opportunity for a broadly-trained scientist, preferably with field experience in the marine environment, who is interested in applying marine science to public policy and management decisions.

Minimum Qualifications can be found at:

Applications must include:

1. Std. 678, which can be obtained at To be considered for this position, write the job title and position number in the job title section of the Std. 678.

2. A resume or CV outlining your relevant experience during the last ten (10) years. Your resume cannot replace the Std. 678.

3. Two (2) writing samples, one short – two pages or less – and one longer.

Your application may be rejected if not complete. Submit all materials to:

Sherrie Fonbuena
California Fish and Game Commission
1416 Ninth Street, Suite 1320
Sacramento, CA 95814

Submitted by Leopold Staff
October 1, 2013
Deadline Open until filled Read more »

Assistant or Associate Professor of Marine Conservation Biology

Institution CSU Monterey Bay Discipline Marine Conservation Biology Type of position

The Division of Science & Environmental Policy (SEP) at California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant/associate professor level to begin in Fall 2014. We seek applicants with a demonstrated commitment to teaching and research, interdisciplinary training in marine conservation biology, and a record of successful research grant proposal writing.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses. Depending upon candidate expertise and needs of the division, courses may include marine conservation biology, marine ecology, environmental policy, as well as an upper division course in area of expertise
  • Employ innovative teaching and learning techniques that engage students through the use of technology, hands-on experience, and problem solving
  • Include undergraduate students in research and applied science
  • Advise and mentor undergraduate students in academics, capstone projects, internships, and post-degree career options
  • Mentor graduate student theses
  • Play a collaborative role in integrating their science and policy-relevant scholarship into the on-going interdisciplinary research and teaching programs of CSUMB
  • Pursue and obtain external funding to support an active research program that builds on and makes use of CSUMB marine assets in the Monterey Bay region
  • Develop professional relationships with the large regional community of marine science institutions for which Monterey Bay is internationally renowned
  • Sustain scholarly research in marine science and policy leading to publications and professional visibility
  • Contribute to the continued development and leadership of the CSUMB Marine Science Program

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in conservation biology, marine science, marine ecology, or related field at time of hire
  • Demonstrated excellence in facilitating undergraduate learning
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Active research program with a strong record of accomplishments in interdisciplinary marine conservation biology
  • Demonstrated record of successful grant writing skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability and desire to mentor and teach students from diverse cultural, ethnic, educational, and economic backgrounds

To Apply: 
All prospective applicants must apply on-line at

Screening begins November 1st, 2013. 

Submitted by Leopold Staff
September 20, 2013
Deadline Open until filled Read more »

UCSB Post-doctoral Position

Institution UC Santa Barbara Discipline Quantitative Ecology, Conservation, or Fisheries Science Type of position Postdoc
The Sustainable Fisheries Group (SFG) at the University of California, Santa Barbara seeks a quantitative ecologist, fisheries scientist or marine conservation biologist for a post-doctoral scholar position to begin in 2014. The research focus of the position will be to conduct empirical and/or theoretical analysis and explore innovative solutions to applied challenges in fisheries, marine resource management and conservation. Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in ecology, fisheries science, or a closely related field prior to the position start date. The ideal candidate will have excellent quantitative and modeling skills and an interest and track record in publishing in top scientific journals. Interest and or experience in spatial modeling is a plus. The scholar will collaborate with SFG, a multidisciplinary research hub merging economics and ecology to address applied and theoretical challenges (

 To Apply:

Application materials should be sent by email to Katie Nichols (, Subject: SFG Postdoc.  Applications must include a letter of interest, CV, sample of written research, and contact information for 3 references, ideally submitted as a single PDF file titled by applicant name.



Submitted by Leopold Staff
September 20, 2013
Deadline December 1, 2013 Read more »

Sanctuary Programs and Operations Coordinator

Institution State of Hawai'i Discipline Marine Policy Type of position Sanctuary Management

The purpose of this position is to serve as the deputy to the Sanctuary Co-manager, coordinating program operations to effectively implement the sanctuary management plan and to achieve the highest possible levels of administrative efficiency, technical soundness, and legal compliance. Performs other duties as assigned.


Education Requirements: A bachelor's degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in environmental policy, marine policy, marine resources management, wildlife management, coastal management, marine science, geography or a related field.


To Apply: Submit resumes to
Department of Land and Natural Resources
Personnel Office
Attention: Ms. Alice Schutte
1151 Punchbowl Street, Room 231
Honolulu, HI 96813

Please also complete and submit an Application for Non-Civil Service Appointment (HRD 278). Applications can be found at: Position number is 113267.

Submitted by
August 2, 2013
Deadline August 12, 2013 Read more »

STEM Education Postdoctoral Research Associate

Institution Brown University Discipline STEM Type of position Postdoc

Brown University is seeking a motivated, experienced postdoctoral fellow from a STEM discipline (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) to work with the Harriet W. Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning, in collaboration with the Office of the Dean of the College.  Brown has been awarded a three-year grant from the Association of American Universities to develop and integrate new approaches in introductory level STEM courses through an institution-wide collaborative model.  The successful candidate will work closely with the Executive Director of the Sheridan Center, the Science Center Director, and faculty to integrate inquiry-based practices into introductory STEM courses that foster mathematical competency across STEM disciplines.

Qualifications: The minimum requirements for this position include an earned doctorate in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics, and teaching experience in higher education.


To Apply:

Please submit an application at (Linked as well). 



Questions about the position may be addressed to Dr. Kathy Takayama, Executive Director, Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning (  

Submitted by Leopold Staff
July 18, 2013
Deadline Open until filled Read more »

Water Quality Coordinator

Institution San Mateo County Resource Conservation District Discipline Policy, Ecology, Resource Management Type of position Water Quality Coordinator

San Mateo County is looking for a Water Quality Coordinator to provide general assistance to the Resource Conservation District in its efforts to help landowners voluntarily conserve natural resources. The position coordinates and collaborates with a broad array of partner organizations, agency staff, and landowners to assist with projects and programs to protect and improve water quality and wildlife habitat. 


Minimum Education Qualification: Bachelor's degree or higher with focus on environmental studies, natural sciences, resource management, watershed science, conservation planning, or other related field.


To Apply: please send cover letter, resume, at least three references, and a salary history of the last five years to San Mateo County Resource Conservation District, c/o Karissa Anderson, 625 Miramontes St, Suite 103, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 or email the package to 


For more information, click the link. 

Submitted by Leopold Staff
June 16, 2013
Deadline June 26, 2013 Read more »

Science and Policy Associate

Institution Green Science Policy Institute Discipline Science and Policy Type of position

The Green Science Policy Institute (GSP) is hiring a Science and Policy Associate to contribute to scientific research and policy work reducing toxic chemicals in consumer products. GSP is an institute that provides unbiased scientific data to government, industry, and non-government organizations to reduce the use of toxic chemical in consumer products. 

The Science and Policy Associate will contribute to activities of the organization including scientific research, writing, policy, and project management work.  


To apply:

email with "Science and Policy Associate Application" in the subject line. Please send a resume, writing sample, and a cover letter with the date you can start, how long you expect to be available, career objectives, interest in the position, and if you would like, salary expectations. Include your academic transcript if available, and anything else you think they should know about you. 



Submitted by Leopold Staff
June 6, 2013
Deadline June 30, 2013 Read more »

California Coastal Marine Ecologist

Institution Nature Conservancy Discipline Coastal Marine Ecology Type of position

The Nature Conservancy is looking for a Coastal Marine Ecologist. 

The Coastal Marine Ecologist provides technical and scientific support and leadership for projects and initiatives of The Nature Conservancy in estuarine and near-shore marine environments in California, with emphasis on fisheries, fish habitat (including nursery habitat and spawning grounds), land-sea connections, and coastal resilience. The Coastal Marine Ecologist leads and supports conservation planning, prioritization, and applied research projects, and supports implementation of threat abatement and restoration strategies at the land-sea interface and in estuarine and marine waters. 


Go to the URL (linked) and apply to position number 40996, submit resume and cover letter as one document.  All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on April 30, 2013.

Submitted by Leopold Staff
April 15, 2013
Deadline April 30, 2013 Read more »

Coastal Processes Specialist

Institution New York Department of State Discipline Coastal Protection, Coastal Hazards Type of position Processes Specialist

The New York Department of State is searching for a Coastal Processes Specialist to provide quidance and technical assistance on shore protection methods and improve coastal resiliency to hazards.


The Processes Specialist will coordinate with local governments, state, and federal agencies to facilitate costal hazard related programs and will assist in reviewing shore protection projects around the state.


To apply, send a cover letter, resume, contact information for three references, and a one page positon paper to:


Mr. Barry Pendergrass, New York State Department of State, 99 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12231




Email to


More detailed information in the link. 

Submitted by Leopold Staff
April 2, 2013
Deadline April 30, 2013 Read more »