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NC Sea Grant Seeks Coastal Public Health Specialist

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For Immediate Release

Contact: Frank López,

North Carolina Sea Grant has opened applications for a public health specialist to join its esteemed extension team.  Application details are available online at: The posting may close on or after Aug. 22, 2023.

The one-year position has potential to be continued as funding is available. The role requires a master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, health services management, biostatistics, health education, social science, or related discipline, with a minimum of three years’ experience in education program development, community engagement, and public outreach.

The specialist will be a bridge between coastal communities and the research community, notes Frank López, extension director. “Along with a broad role of developing a public health focus for our team, this specialist will have the specific role of building capacity for health equity in communications during disasters for underserved coastal Latino and Latina communities in North Carolina,” he says. 

“We encourage a wide range of applicants, especially from communities that have been under-represented in the STEM arenas,” he adds.

Applicants should submit a resume/CV; cover letter; short (three pages or less) non-academic writing sample; and names and contact information of three professional references. Additional details regarding the position requirements and application process are available online at

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.

If you have general questions about the application process, including background and other checks, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or