Research Associate Professor/Manager North Inlet-Winyah Bay
Monday, May 21, 2018 09:27 PM

Position Announcement

Research Associate Professor

Manager, North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

University of South Carolina

Baruch Marine Field Laboratory, Georgetown, SC

Applications are being accepted for a research associate professor position located at the

University of South Carolina Baruch Marine Field Laboratory in Georgetown, SC. This

individual will serve as the Manager of the North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research

Reserve (NI-WB NERR) that is headquartered at the Baruch Marine Field Laboratory. The NIWB

NERR is one in a network of 29 sites around the U.S. and its territories that make up the

National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS). Reserves conduct research, monitoring,

education and stewardship activities that improve our understanding and management of coastal


Position Description:

The Reserve Manager oversees and coordinates operations of the NI-WB NERR, a partnership

between the University of South Carolina and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric

Administration (NOAA). Management activities include regular communication with program

coordinators, approving and reviewing budget expenditures, advertising and filling position

vacancies as needed, and coordinating reserve activities and facility operations with USC Baruch

Institute staff in Columbia and at the coast, the Belle W. Baruch Foundation, and with other

partners on the Hobcaw Barony property. The Reserve Manager also coordinates with NOAA’s

Office for Coastal Management to ensure consistency with NOAA requirements and to further

site-based and system-wide priorities. Primary responsibilities include preparing and submitting

semi-annual reports, tracking and reporting on required performance measures, participating in

NERR System-wide (NERRS) meetings and workgroups, coordinating activities with other

reserves in the NERRS network, working with staff to update the reserve management plan

(every five years), and participating in NOAA program evaluations. The Manager also prepares

annual reserve operations proposals and budgets (in collaboration with the program coordinators)

that support management goals and objectives outlined in the reserve’s management plan.

Minimum qualifications:

Ph.D. in marine or environmental science, coastal resource management, or environmental

policy. Knowledge and experience in program development, implementation, evaluation and

management with an emphasis on coastal systems. Ability to communicate effectively with

different audiences including scientists, policy-makers, educators and members of the general

public. Experience implementing policy and managing grants and associated budgets. Strong

leadership skills with experience organizing and facilitating meetings for staff and other


This position is a full-time, grant funded position with a starting date of July 1, 2018. Salary:

$57,156 - $64.855, depending on experience. Full benefits provided including annual and sick

leave, state retirement, and health insurance.

For additional information and to apply for this position please use this link:

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. James L. Pinckney, Director, Baruch Institute, at

[email protected].

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not

discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color,

religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran