Academic Professional – Sapelo Island, Georgia

University of Georgia Marine Institute
Sapelo Island, Georgia
Job Category
Faculty Appointments
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Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens. The University of Georgia Marine Institute (UGAMI), located on Sapelo Island, Georgia, seeks an Academic Professional to develop and provide oversight of the Institute’s residential instructional programs for University students. The candidate will also assist the Director with communications and administration. The position is based primarily at the UGA Marine Institute on Sapelo Island, with significant travel duties to the UGA main campus in Athens. The appointment will be at the rank of Academic Professional, which is a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position. The position is based on Sapelo Island, but should be able to make a firm commitment to the position’s extensive travel needs to Athens and other destinations around the State (approximately 1 week a month). Although it is possible to commute to Sapelo via ferry, residence on-site is required when programs are in session (including some weekends). Housing is available at the Marine Institute. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (
A Ph.D. in Marine Science or a related discipline is required for this position. A complete description and application materials can be found on the university’s faculty job portal Applicants should submit: 1) a letter of application that describes professional goals, experience, and other information that is relevant to the position; 2) a detailed curriculum vitae, and 3) contact information for three references. Questions regarding the position can be e-mailed to Dr. Merryl Alber, Director, UGA Marine Institute at ugamidir@uga with the subject line: Academic professional position. Applications will be reviewed beginning February 23, 2023. Applications received by this date are assured of consideration. The position has a target start date of May 2023.
Contact Person
Dr. Merryl Alber, Chair of the Search Committee (
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