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 one Senior Reef Ecology Lecturer to work at our marine site in Sodwana Bay, South Africa. The position will be full-time between 24th June and 14th August, with additional pre-season work developing the current lecture series and associated workshops.

The Senior Reef Ecology Lecturer will be responsible for overseeing the development and delivery of a series of ecology and conservation-based lectures to university and school students. This also includes facilitating student workshops, presentations and other interactive learning tasks and leading in-water practical sessions in marine survey techniques. This is a leadership role, and the successful candidate will oversee a small team of volunteer staff members.

Applicants should have an MSc or higher in a biology related degree and experience in field work, teaching and developing course content. Demonstrable leadership skills are also required. As in-water supervision is involved, applicants will ideally be Divemaster or above. However, candidates with relevant marine knowledge and teaching experience may also be considered with a rescue diver qualification.

In return, the successful applicant will 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. A travel bursary will be available and determined by level of experience.

This position will be filled when a suitable candidate is found, so please apply as soon as you can to give yourself the best chance. Our positions do involve working with minors so, if successful, you will be asked to complete a background check.

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