Sea|mester Programs (www.seamester.com <http://www.seamester.com>) is looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated marine science instructor to work with their study abroad program aboard the school ship S/Y Ocean Star or S/Y Argo starting in January 2017. Descriptions of the marine science courses taught onboard can be found at: http://www.seamester.com/academics/courses/.

The successful candidate will play an active role in the day-to-day operation of our program and lead the instruction for either the Introductory Marine Biology or Introductory Oceanography course. He/she is expected foster an exciting experiential learning environment for the students on board, with appropriate field sampling and experiments. The instructor should be creative and flexible in his/her approach to teaching and incorporate program activities and experiences into the course structure.

The successful candidate will be adaptable and willing to work in the ever-changing conditions—with sometimes difficult weather conditions—that are characteristic of life at sea. He/she should be enthusiastic about traveling to various locales and working with different cultures and languages.


·Master’s degree in marine biology, oceanography or related field.

·Ability to teach a university-level introductory course in marine biology or oceanography


·PhD in marine biology, oceanography or related field.

·Prior experience teaching, preferably in field sciences.

·Scientific diving experience and Divemaster or Dive Instructor certification.

·Boating experience, especially on large vessels or sailing vessels

Compensation is dependent on experience. Room and board, travel expenses and health insurance are provided. We are looking for somebody who can commit for the spring 2017 semester, from early January to April. There is also the possibility of extending employment beyond that period. Review of applications will begin immediately.

To apply, send a cover letter and CV to Kris Stevenson (k...@seamester.com <mailto:k...@seamester.com>).

Chantale Bégin, PhD

Department of Integrative Biology

University of South Florida

4202 East Fowler Avenue

Tampa, FL 33620-5200

Office: SCA 329

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