Job Opportunity: Sea Grant Great Lakes Transport Extension Educator

Jan 15, 2021
  • Position Type: Sea Grant Great Lakes Transport Extension Educator
  • Location: Duluth, Minnesota
  • Job Open Date: January 15, 2021
  • Review Date: March 29, 2021 (rev. Feb. 11, 2021)
  • UMN Human Resources posting

About the Job

This is a Minnesota Sea Grant College Program position in the University of Minnesota’s academic staff category. This position will serve the Minnesota Sea Grant Program and the entire Great Lakes Sea Grant Network especially with regard to the transport of hazardous materials across the Laurentian Great Lakes region. The position has two major emphases: Maritime transport and Great Lakes hazardous materials transport.

Maritime Extension: The staff member will work with the maritime industry, policy makers, natural resource professionals, the Great Lakes Sea Grant community, and Great Lakes researchers to increase cooperation among organizations, improve environmental management, and apply university research results to help solve problems and improve efficiencies. Outreach activities will focus on maritime issues such as supply-chain security, short-sea shipping, intermodal transportation, economic and environmental impacts, waterway infrastructure maintenance, ballast water management to minimize invasive species introductions, and trade and regulatory policies.

Hazardous Materials Transport: The staff member will work with the hazardous materials transport industry, policy makers, natural resource professionals, the Great Lakes Sea Grant community, and Great Lakes and Lake Champlain researchers to increase cooperation among organizations, improve environmental management, and apply university research results to help solve problems and improve efficiencies concerning the transport of hazardous substances across the Laurentian Great Lakes Region. Activities will focus on hazardous materials transport issues, coordinate Great Lakes Sea Grant efforts surrounding them, take on the primary responsibility for the risk optimization extension program started under the Volpe Institute funding, coordinate the webinar series, keep web resources effective, provide information on trade and regulatory policies, seek extramural funding, create forums and workshops, and could potentially sit on NOAA’s hazardous response committee, among other duties aligned with the legacy “crude move” emphasis.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted to the University of Minnesota online Human Resources. To be considered for this position, please click the green "Apply for Job" button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.  

This position requires that you attach a diversity statement and a list of references.

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