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Postdoctoral Fellowship – Experiential Learning & Field Research - University of South Carolina Baruch Marine Field Laboratory

University of South Carolina Baruch Marine Field Laboratory

Georgetown, SC, USA

Date added to AEES Website:

September 28, 2023

Date to remove from AEES Website:

December 29, 2023

About the Role

Start Date:  Negotiable – as late as January 2024

Compensation:  $40-50K based upon qualifications; full benefits; yearly renewal

Location:  Georgetown, South Carolina (transition housing available!)

Search Status:  Screening begins October 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Description:  We are recruiting a postdoctoral fellow to support the immersive Semester@TheCoast program we host at Baruch Marine Field Lab each Spring semester. This multidisciplinary program weaves elements of coastal zone ecology with our unique South Carolina Lowcountry history and culture, much focused on experiential learning opportunities on the 16,000 acres of Hobcaw Barony and regional nature preserves.

The postdoctoral fellow will serve as program coordinator for the Semester@TheCoast, focusing on coordinating courses and their associated field activities with all other program elements (e.g., guest speakers, regional tourism, themed dinners, and other extra-curricular activities). The option exists for limited teaching opportunities if desired. Secondarily, there will be an expectation to develop independent research leveraging existing projects at Baruch Marine Field Lab, pursue grant opportunities to fund those new research avenues, and mentor graduate and undergraduate students. One opportunity is a newly initiated Marine Debris Challenge grant project, focused on advancing the science and engineering of non-plastic, nature-based alternatives for coastal environmental restoration (e.g., jute reef prisms), water quality protection (e.g., fully organic erosion control geotextiles), and aquaculture (e.g., biodegradable clam netting). The balance of the postdoctoral fellow’s activities will be tailored to the skill- and experience-set of the successful applicant to maximize individual professional development.

Qualifications:  Applicants will have secured a PhD in a related discipline (e.g., Environmental Science, Marine Science, Ecology, Ecological Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Biology, etc.). Preferred qualifications include familiarity with coastal ecosystems, program management experience, teaching/mentoring experience with undergraduates, and a demonstrated ability to work independently.

To Apply:  Send application packets to William Strosnider ( with the subject “SATC Postdoc Application”. Packets should be a single PDF with a 1) 1-page cover letter describing your interest in the project with respect to your career goals and experience, 2) CV, and 3) list of three references.

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