ST. PETERSBURG, FL - USF College of Marine Science Alumni, Stephanie Lawler-Ellington, from Keep Pinellas Beautiful, recently shared her career development experience with the College of Marine Science.
During my undergraduate career, I developed as an environmental advocate for the USFSP community, taking on leadership roles in both campus and local environmental organizations. The primary focus of these organizations was to work within the local community through environmental based outreach and activism. Upon completion of my bachelor’s degree, I continued my studies earning a master’s degree with the USF College of Marine Science. This was by far one of the most rewarding and challenging stages of my life. I was granted the opportunity to work with Drs. Christina Kellogg, Mya Breitbart, and Pamela Hallock Muller who directly influenced my personal and professional growth. Through their guidance, I refined my analytical thinking, scientific writing, and verbal communication skills. The experiences and relationships developed during these years laid the foundation upon which all of my future success will be built.
Upon completion of my master’s degree, I was hired by Keep Pinellas Beautiful as their Program and Volunteer Coordinator. This position fully utilizes the skills and tools acquired during my academic career. Furthermore, this position aligns with my passion for the marine environment and my desire to empower future generations. As one of the leading environmental nonprofit organizations in Pinellas County, Keep Pinellas Beautiful works to conserve and beautify our natural environment through educational outreach and engagement. Our objective is to develop programs which instill pride and individual responsibility for ones community by actively partnering with individuals, local schools, and other community based organizations. As the Program and Volunteer Coordinator for Keep Pinellas Beautiful, I strive to increase our impact through the organization and management of educational events, community cleanup and beautification projects, as well as grant based programming. To ensure these initiatives are successful, I lead the efforts of volunteers who provide tangible and incremental contributions toward our long term goals.
I am highly motivated to increase our organization’s impact and partnerships with the county and continue to seek relationships with citizens, businesses and organizations who desire to Keep Pinellas Beautiful.
Written By: Stephanie Lawler-Ellington
ST. PETERSBURG, FL - The College of Marine Science at the University of South Florida invites applications for a tenure-track, nine-month academic appointment in Chemical Oceanography at the Assistant, Associate, or Professor level. Rank is dependent on qualifications and experience.
We seek a Chemical Oceanographer who will contribute to an understanding of the ocean/climate system, past, present, and future, from basic disciplinary topics to ecosystems analyses. Qualified candidates will employ modern tools of multi-disciplinary science to understand regional and global issues critical to the ocean system, including but not limited to organic and inorganic carbon cycling, trace element cycling, nutrient cycling, ocean-atmosphere and/or ocean-land interactions, and biogeochemical processes and modeling.
Candidates will be selected on the basis of their potential to conduct transformative research within their discipline, their productivity with respect to acquisition of external research funding and peer reviewed publication, and a potential for outstanding mentoring and teaching. The successful candidate would be expected to contribute to core courses in oceanography and teach specialty courses at the graduate level.
Minimum Requirements: Must have a PhD in a relevant scientific discipline at the time of hire with research experience in the field of Chemical Oceanography.
Preferred qualifications: Applicants should be capable of interacting with colleagues in multi-disciplinary oceanographic research.
For the Assistant Professor rank, candidates should have a record of scholarly products and demonstrate potential for a career of creative work and scholarly publications, demonstrate potential for acquisition of extramural research funding, exhibit a commitment to exemplary instruction and mentoring of graduate students, and demonstrate a culture of high ethics and service to their professional community and to the public.
For the Associate Professor / Professor rank, candidates should have an outstanding record in research including a substantive publication and other scholarly product record, evidence of success in attracting extramural research funding, a commitment to exemplary instruction and mentoring of graduate students, and demonstrate a culture of high ethics and service to their professional community and to the public.
Application procedures: Please submit a cover letter stating qualifications. Please append research and teaching statements, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three referees. Position is open until filled, however, priority review of applications will begin by January 15, 2016. Appointment is anticipated to commence August 7, 2016.
For more information on how to apply please visit our employment page.