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Subject: Marine Resource Management Resident Faculty position available at the Turks and Caicos Islands
From: Jessica Lomanno <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Scientific forum on fish and fisheries <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 12 Jul 2002 16:09:34 -0400

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Position Announcement:
Marine Resource Management Resident Faculty
The School for Field Studies
Center for Marine Resource Studies
South Caicos Island, Turks & Caicos Islands, BWI

Center Objective: The SFS Center for Marine Resource Studies is dedicated to
developing scientifically sound, culturally and politically acceptable and
economically feasible  recommendations that will lead to the sustainable
use, development and stewardship of the marine and terrestrial resources of
the Turks and Caicos Islands, with specific focus on South Caicos. Our
academic program is taught within a case study format and includes three
field lecture courses namely marine ecology, resource management and policy
and socio-economics.  A fourth course covers an introduction to the planning
and conduct of  field research.

 Position Rationale/Summary: The purpose of this residential field position
is to teach critical environmental issues through a problem-solving
approach, to participate in the development and implementation of an
interdisciplinary curriculum, to participate in the Center's 5-year research
program, to oversee faculty-designed student research projects that address
the resource management needs of local clients and partners and the 5-year
research program, and to ensure the expeditious publication of research
results.  This position is lead faculty for the course: Principles of
Resource Management, which examines the various principles, practices,
disciplines, tools and information required to understand and manage natural
resources. This component of the academic program makes the link between
Environmental Policy and Socio-economic Values and Marine Ecology. This
course covers a wide range of disciplines but focuses on the management of
exploited marine resources in the TCI, specifically the sustainable
harvesting  of lobster, conch, reef fish and the conservation of coral reefs
that play a key role in an expanding tourism industry. Because Center staff
and students live on site, our faculty get to know both the staff and
students on a level not often achieved in a conventional university setting.

Position Requirements: Scientifically relevant Ph.D. in Marine Resources
Management, Stock Assessment, Fisheries Management.
Applied/Field research experience in Marine Protected Areas, Stock
Assessment and Monitoring, Harvest Monitoring, Policy Development and
Improvement, Community Involvement.  Familiarity with: Coral Reef
Conservation, Marine Fish and Invertebrate Populations, Artificial Reef and
Habitat Enhancement, Environmental Impact Assessments.
University-level teaching experience in Population Dynamics, Resource

Misc. Requirements: Experience living/working in the Caribbean, Certified
diver with underwater research experience.

To apply: Send CV and cover letter outlining relevant experiences to: The
School for Field Studies, Job#1357, 16 Broadway, Beverly MA 01915, USA; Fax:
1-978-927-5127; Email: [log in to unmask]  For more information see:  EOE.

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