Job Opportunities

Part-Time Field Instructors

The Education Department of NJSGC hires part-time seasonal field instructors for their K-12 marine science education program. Following a paid training period, you will lead school groups on hands-on, interactive explorations of Sandy Hook’s salt marsh and barrier beach environments. Experience is not necessary however a background in marine science or education is helpful.

Interested candidates should email resumes to: Rosemary Higgins at or mail resume to:

Rosemary Higgins
New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium
22 Magruder Road
Fort Hancock, NJ 07732

The New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Proper documentation of identity and your ability to work in the United States is required at the time of employment.

Monmouth University: Assistant Professor, Conservation Biologist

The Monmouth University Department of Biology invites outstanding applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in conservation biology associated with our Marine and Environmental Biology and Policy Program. This anticipated opening is for the 2015-2016 academic year and is a tenure-track appointment.

The assistant professor will have the opportunity to teach introductory and upper level lecture and laboratory courses in zoology, biodiversity and evolution, and natural resource conservation, to advise and mentor undergraduates, to conduct research with undergraduates, and to develop innovative new courses related to conservation biology that complement and diversify the department’s curriculum in Marine and Environmental Biology and Policy.

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Princeton University: Nippon Foundation fellow postdoctoral position in climate modeling and fisheries

The Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Bio-geochemistry group at Princeton University, a New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium member, is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral position in the area of modeling climate impacts on global fisheries.  The position is part of a long-term multi-institutional effort, the Nereus Program, established in collaboration with the Nippon Foundation and University of British Columbia to improve multi-decadal scale predictions of global ocean fisheries.

The individual will join a vigorous interdisciplinary research group under the joint direction of Prof. Jorge Sarmiento of Princeton University and Dr. Charlie Stock of NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory.  He/she will also be able to take advantage of a wide range of related research at Princeton University and at Nereus partner institutions: The University of British Columbia, Duke University, University of Cambridge, Stockholm University and the University of Utrecht.  Areas of particular interest for this position include: improving bio-geochemical climate-change projections, expanding these projections to improve their utility for fisheries and living marine resource impact assessments, and developing more mechanistic and integrated representations of climate-fisheries interactions.

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. within three years of the starting date for the appointment, in biological oceanography, fisheries science and management, earth sciences, applied math, or the physical, biological, or chemical sciences.  An ability and interest to work across these disciplines is a must, as are strong modeling, quantitative, and statistical skills.

Applicants are asked to submit vitae, a statement of research experience and interests, and names of at least 3 references to:

Please use requisition number 1400615 on Princeton University’s website to search for the above mentioned position requirements and application process.

Review of applications will begin as soon as they are received, and continue until the position is filled.  This position is subject to the University’s background check policy. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer.   All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Additional opportunities for related positions at Princeton University can also be found at:

William Paterson University: Molecular Biologist and Animal Physiologist Tenure-Track Assistant Professorships

The Department of Biology at William Paterson University, a New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium member, invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the assistant professor level.  A Ph.D. is required.  Postdoctoral research and teaching experience preferred.  We are seeking both a molecular biologist and an animal physiologist for the B.S./M.S. Biology and B.S./M.S. Biotechnology programs to develop a strong program of research involving undergraduate students.  Commitment to teaching excellence and undergraduate research required. Teaching responsibilities will include service, core biology, upper-level, and graduate courses, as well as courses in the candidate’s specialty.  The successful candidate will join a faculty of active teachers and scholars in a growing biology program with state-of-the-art research facilities, equipment, and technical support.

Applicants should submit a single PDF file containing cover letter, CV, statements of research interests and teaching philosophy, and contact information for three (3) references to Dr. David H. Slaymaker at, Chairperson, Department of Biology, Science Hall East, William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Road, Wayne, NJ  07470.  Review begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.  William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

William Paterson University is a public institution of higher learning. The university offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs which range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 11, 500 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The university is situated on a beautiful, 370-acre suburban campus in Wayne, N.J., just twenty miles west of New York City.