Reef Ecology Lecturer

Operation Wallacea


Volunteer • Full Time

Sectors: ecology, marine conservation

Closing date: Tuesday, 30th April 2024  

Operation Wallacea is a network of academics from European and North American universities who design and implement biodiversity and conservation management research programmes across 13 countries worldwide.

We are currently recruiting reef ecology lecturers to work at various locations across South & Central America, Africa, Europe & Asia. Positions will be from four to eight weeks between June and early August, and information on all sites is available on our website.

The position will involve giving a series of ecology and conservation-based lectures to university and school students, facilitating student workshops, presentations and other interactive learning tasks and leading in-water practical sessions in marine survey techniques. Applicants should have a B.Sc. or higher (M.Sc. preferable) in a biology-related degree and some experience in both fieldwork and teaching.

As in-water supervision is required, successful applicants will ideally be a Divemaster or above. However, candidates with relevant marine knowledge and teaching experience may also be considered with a rescue diver qualification. Candidates with a lower qualification than rescue diver (or equivalent) will NOT be considered.

In return, successful applicants receive full accommodation and food on-site, potential current and future research opportunities, networking and skills development, and of course the opportunity to contribute towards long-term conservation efforts. Flight bursaries may be available for more experienced staff.

The positions will be filled as and when we find suitable candidates, so if you are interested, please apply as soon as you can to give yourself the best chance. The positions involve working with minors, so if successful, you will be asked to complete a background check.

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