Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant and the Illinois Natural History Survey (INHS) are hiring a coastal resilience specialist to conduct impactful research, enhance outreach programs and foster collaborations in Great Lakes coastal resilience.

This position, which has the INHS title of Coastal Resilience Associate Research Scientist, involves leading and conducting coastal resilience research in the Great Lakes region, focusing on the critical land-coast-water interface between various scientific domains.

Other duties and responsibilities include developing and leading outreach programs to educate a range of stakeholders—from government officials to the public—about coastal resilience challenges and viable management solutions. Interacting with external partners, including governmental bodies, industries, and non-governmental organizations, is essential.

This is a full-time University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign academic professional appointment and will be based in Winthrop Harbor, Illinois.

Applications are due by February 23, 2024. To learn more about duties, required qualifications and application timing, visit Jobs at Illinois.


Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant is a partnership between NOAA, University of Illinois Extension, and Purdue University Forestry and Natural Resources, bringing science together with communities for solutions that work. Sea Grant is a network of 34 science, education and outreach programs located in every coastal and Great Lakes state, Lake Champlain, Puerto Rico and Guam.

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