Current Openings

Oregon Sea Grant is hiring! We are excited to be adding capacity to address important coastal issues in Oregon. See our current opportunities below.

Oregon Sea Grant is one of 34 university-based programs in the National Sea Grant College Program. Housed at Oregon State University, Oregon Sea Grant has employees on campus in Corvallis, at Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport and at other Extension Service offices along the coast.

Research suggests that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they are confident they meet 100% of the listed qualifications. We strongly encourage all interested individuals to apply for positions with Oregon Sea Grant, and allow us to evaluate the demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities using an intentional equity lens. For more information about Oregon Sea Grant, check out our strategic plan and organizational structure.

Active searches are listed here, and new positions will be added as searches are announced. If you have questions about a specific search, please contact the search committee chair.


ORegon Sea Grant Extension Specialist in Marine Energy and communities (Assistant Professor of Practice)

This position will develop and deliver inclusive community engagement programs on marine energy with a focus on offshore wind energy. The person in this role will facilitate community forums and education to authentically address the questions, concerns, and priorities of coastal communities related to floating offshore wind energy development being considered for the Oregon Coast. The position will track and share information about opportunities for civic engagement and public comment on offshore wind development processes and activities in Oregon. This position will be part of a network of Sea Grant and Oregon State University extension practitioners and will work with the National Sea Grant Offshore Wind Energy Liaison and collaborate with Oregon Sea Grant's coastal extension specialists. This is a full-time, 2-year appointment funded by the US Department of Energy and NOAA Sea Grant. Possibilities for extending or renewing the appointment are contingent on funding and the discretion of the director.


ORegon Sea Grant Extension Specialist in Human Dimensions of Coastal Systems (Assistant Professor  of Practice)

This position will connect researchers and decision-makers to better understand the human dimensions of coastal systems and respond to timely issues facing coastal Oregon. They will apply social science and community-centered methods, concepts, and approaches to address issues in coastal and marine planning, management, and policy. This is a statewide assignment based in Corvallis, with a focus on Oregon’s coastal counties. It is a fixed-term Assistant Professor of Practice position with ranked promotional opportunities that reports to the Oregon Sea Grant Associate Director of Extension and Engagement. It is fully funded at 1.0 FTE (100%) for the first two years and at 0.75 FTE (75%) thereafter, with an additional 0.25 FTE (25%) of funding contingent on securing grants or other non-Extension, non-Oregon Sea Grant (NOAA Omnibus grant) sources of funding.


ORegon Sea Grant Associate Director of Extension and Engagement

This position provides leadership, coordination, planning, focus, and supervision for the Oregon Sea Grant Extension Engagement program in tandem with the Oregon Sea Grant Director and Associate Director for Research Scholars. This work includes fostering innovation and developing new capacity to respond to emerging issues, opportunities, and challenges of the coastal zone. The position supervises faculty and staff and provides direction for programming carried out by faculty and staff located on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis, at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, and at Extension Service offices and other locations along the Oregon Coast, the Willamette Valley, and the Metro/Columbia River area. The position has decision-making authority in developing, designing, implementing, and assessing the Oregon Sea Grant Extension and Engagement program and related activities and assists in the advancement of the Oregon Sea Grant and national Sea Grant organizations.

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.