Teaching opportunities in Marine Policy at Sea Education Association; Sea Semester

Job Title: 
Teaching opportunities in Marine Policy at Sea Education Association
Job Location: 
Woods Hole, Mass and At Sea
Duration: 
Spring, Summer 2018
Description: 

Teaching opportunities in Marine Policy at Sea Education Association, spring, summer 2018

Contact: Paul Joyce, pjoyce [at] sea.edu

SEA Semester: Marine Biodiversity & Conservation

http://www.sea.edu/voyages/marine_biodiversity_conservation_spring2018

An integrated semester that applies modern biodiversity research to place-based resource management in the coastal and open ocean. Students will conduct authentic biodiversity and policy research that contributes directly to the international effort to protect the Sargasso Sea. They will then present their research findings and policy recommendations to a panel of invited experts as part of a formal, professional symposium.

On shore in Woods Hole and approximately 10 days at sea, sailing from Bermuda to New York City.

March 19 – June 16, 2018

March 19 – April 13: On shore in Woods Hole

April 18 – May 24: At sea

May 29 – June 16: On shore in Woods Hole

Courses to be taught:

Advanced Ocean Policy Research (400-level, 4 credits)

Advanced policy research focusing on a topic of current importance (may include fisheries, biodiversity, marine spatial planning, and cultural heritage). Emphasis on theoretical concepts, research methods, and communication skills. Requires critical review paper, original research, final report and presentation.

Advanced Ocean Policy Research (400-level, 4 credits)

Advanced policy research focusing on a topic of current importance (may include fisheries, biodiversity, marine spatial planning, and cultural heritage). Emphasis on theoretical concepts, research methods, and communication skills. Requires critical review paper, original research, final report and presentation.

SEA Semester: Oceans & Climate

http://www.sea.edu/voyages/oceans_climate_spring2018

An investigative science and policy semester examining how the oceans factor in the global climate system and evaluating technological, political, and economic strategies for a climate-resilient and sustainable future.

On shore in Woods Hole only.

Feb. 12 – March 23: On shore in Woods Hole

Courses to be taught:

Ocean Science & Public Policy (300-level, 3 credits)

Culture, history, political systems and science can shape ocean policy. Practice current strategies to build, analyze, and communicate about diverse policy issues. Examine the power, use and limitations of science and the scientist's voice in determining ocean policy.

Protecting the Phoenix Islands

http://www.sea.edu/voyages/protecting_phoenix_islands_summer2018

This 8-week summer session welcomes students to explore one of the last coral wildernesses on Earth through one of two academic tracks: science or policy.

At-sea only teaching position for policy.

June 11 – 29: On shore in Woods Hole

July 5 – August 13: At Sea

Courses to be taught:

Toward a Sustainable Ocean: Conservation & Management (300-level, 3 credits)

Comparative and issue-driven introduction to managing human uses and conserving coastal and ocean places and resources. Explore concepts of technology, governance, sector and ecosystem management, and marine protected areas through expert content lectures, topical seminars, and field trips.

Advanced Ocean Policy Research (400-level, 4 credits)

Advanced policy research focusing on a topic of current importance (may include fisheries, biodiversity, marine spatial planning, and cultural heritage). Emphasis on theoretical concepts, research methods, and communication skills. Requires critical review paper, original research, final report and presentation.

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