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Professor in Marine Science & Policy

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Though this posting is for a professor at the assistant rank, more senior candidates will be considered and are encouraged to apply.

Requisition Information

Position Information

Title Professor in Marine Science & Policy
Posting Number F00056
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-time
Benefits Eligible? Yes
Hourly/Salaried Salaried
Band/Level 1B
Department GSIPM-MAIEP
Location MIIS at Monterey Main Campus


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Position Summary

Position Summary

Though this posting is for a professor at the assistant rank, more senior candidates will be considered and are encouraged to apply.

Design, develop and deliver excellent learning experience for graduate students to assist their pursuit of professional skills and fulfillment of their career aspirations. Contribute to the advancement of knowledge and practices in professions relevant to the mission of the Institute. Collaborate and serve to achieve academic excellence in the business of the Institute .


Essential Functions
General Responsibilities

• Teach courses in international marine science and policy, and associated topics in ocean and coastal resource management, as well as additional elective courses for the wider IEP student body.
• Serve as academic and career mentor to students.
• Serve as a researcher in the Center for the Blue Economy, which includes maintaining an active research agenda leading to a combination of academic peer-reviewed publications (along with other types of publications such as white papers, consulting reports, etc.), with policy relevance, and assisting with research funding to expand the capabilities of the Center, as well as other professional activities (such as sitting on boards, working on community projects, partnering with other marine organizations)
• Contribute to the School and Institute as an engaged member of the academic community through service in committees.
• Collaborate with other IEP and GSIPM faculty on program development, including curriculum development, prospective student outreach, alumni engagement, and communications.
• The standard teaching load for this position is 5 classes which = 210 contact hours.
• The position is expected to attend faculty meetings and participate actively in service activities related to the program.
• The position is expected to participate in wider MIIS service responsibilities, including but not limited to graduation ceremonies, new student orientation, guest lectures/speeches for the entire MIIS community, student-sponsored events, etc., as well as important standing faculty committees such as the senate, FEC, and APSIC, or ad hoc committees (such as Fulbright) aimed at distributing various awards, scholarships, or recognition. There are no strict parameters or metrics for such participation, however, and the incumbent, Chairs, and Dean will work these standards out together.
• The incumbent is expected to be physically present on campus an average of three days per week during each semester.
• The incumbent takes the lead on defining weighted percentages for four different categories of faculty performance: teaching, scholarly research/publication, professional stature outside MIIS (this includes consulting), and service to the Institute. These percentages are agreed each year with the dean, and established in close collaboration and conversation with Program Chairs.
• The incumbent is expected to stay current and fresh in areas of expertise/teaching/research, and to continuously update and modify course syllabi as a normal course of professional conduct.
• The incumbent is expected to deploy a diverse set of teaching and learning tools and approaches that appeal to different learning styles and to continuously refresh their own teaching skills.

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A Ph.D. in marine science, marine management, ecological science, ocean policy, or a related field. J.D. candidates will also be considered.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Deep understanding of marine science, particularly in coastal zones; international experience and expertise, active research agenda.


• A proven track record teaching in marine science and policy
• A proven track record of publishing research, including in refereed academic outlets
• A proven track record raising and managing funds for research.

Posting Information

Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Though this posting is for a professor at the assistant rank, more senior candidates will be considered and are encouraged to apply.

Supplemental Questions for Posting

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Applicant Document

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/C V
Optional Documents