If you're looking for a career that makes a difference, Oregon Sea Grant is a great place to start. We periodically offer faculty and staff positions for people with interest, experience, and expertise in marine science, marine education and related fields. Some positions are based on the Oregon coast; others at the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis.

Current Openings

Student Communications and Design Outreach Assistant - 10-16 hours/week

The student will support the Don’t Pack a Pest for Academic Travelers Research Program, which aims to understand the academic traveler’s (faculty, international students, and study-abroad students) knowledge and awareness of the Don’t Pack a Pest campaign, and to develop appropriate pre-arrival education materials tailored for students and faculty. Posting #P06252SE. Closes March 9. 

Assistant Professor of Practice: Extension Aquaculture Specialist - Full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term, academic teaching/research faculty

The position will be serving the Oregon Coastal Region with specific emphasis on Tillamook County and the north coast region. The position will be based in Tillamook, Oregon. This is a ranked position with promotional opportunities; the individual hired will need to determine an academic home within one year of start date. The individual hired will also be expected to bring in 25% of their salary in future years.

The Assistant Professor of Practice, Extension Aquaculture Specialist will address the need for engagement and extension in shellfish and seaweed culture, as well as other existing and potential aquaculture activities in Oregon and the region. The incumbent will understand, synthesize, and communicate the current challenges and opportunities for aquaculture and provide science-based information to the aquaculture industry leadership and workforce, policy-makers, regulators, coastal community members and others involved in decisions which may impact Oregon’s current and potential aquaculture practitioners. The incumbent will also take a leadership role in obtaining support for applied research and, when appropriate, development of aquaculture initiatives in Oregon. Although not currently part of the position, there is the potential for classroom teaching depending on the interests and skills of the candidate.

Communications Specialist - Full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position.

The Communications Specialist is a professional faculty member with Oregon Sea Grant’s (OSG) communications team and reports to OSG’s Communications Manager. This position assists OSG leadership and OSG-funded faculty, researchers, Extension agents and scholars – including staff at the Visitor Center at the Hatfield Marine Science Center – with the development and promotion of communications products that meet their needs and those of their audiences.

This position writes and edits a variety of content for digital and print uses; manages Oregon Sea Grant’s social media; and performs other duties as assigned. This position proactively seeks out news that tells the story and impact of OSG’s work and ultimately aids and expedites OSG’s annual reporting. The successful candidate must be a detail-oriented, initiative-taking wordsmith who can accurately translate complex science into lay terms and make OSG’s publications and other content understandable to a range of audiences, including reporters, fishermen, government officials and coastal residents.

Education Program Assistant 1 - Part-time, 2-3 positions to be filled

Education Program Assistant 1 (Marine Educator) presents marine science labs and programs for the K-12 school audience, other youth and family groups. This position carries out and assists with a variety of field trips, labs, youth programs, and provides other education assistance as needed.

The work of this position is carried out on a varying schedule and on an as-needed basis during the busy seasons (spring, summer, and fall).

Positions elsewhere

For more information about careers in the marine sciences, including interviews with leading marine scientists from across the Sea Grant network, visit the Sea Grant Marine Careers site.