The Alaska Arctic Observatory and Knowledge Hub (AAOKH) at the International Arctic Research Center and University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) invites applications for a 1-2 year Post Doctoral Fellow. We are searching for early career researchers with expertise across some combination of the following themes: community-based monitoring, data management and visualization, Indigenous Knowledge, adaptation planning, natural resource management, and/or human dimensions of Arctic change.
Candidates with personal or research experience with Indigenous communities, Tribes, or organizations will be given preference.
This is an opportunity to co-develop an innovative research project that relies on holistic environmental observations from community-based monitoring programs in the coastal realm of Arctic Alaska. The successful applicant will contribute to collaborative approaches to data management and visualization with an overarching goal to improve the relevance and usefulness of community-based environmental observations, which can inform planning and decision making in climate change adaptation and natural resource management at the local scale.
The Post Doctoral Fellow will join ongoing efforts of the Alaska Arctic Observatory and Knowledge Hub (AAOKH). AAOKH is a sustained and year-round community-based monitoring network established in 2016, following on from a predecessor program called the Seasonal Ice Zone Observing Network that was founded in 2007. A foundational goal of AAOKH is to develop partnerships with residents of Arctic Alaska to facilitate knowledge exchange and learning among observers, coastal Indigenous communities, and scientists related to changing coastal sea ice, ocean, and weather conditions and associated impacts to fish, birds, and wildlife.
AAOKH is coordinated by the International Arctic Research Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks under the guidance of a Steering Group. In addition to project-specific opportunities to link with related efforts, such as the Exchange for Local Observations and Knowledge of the Arctic network, the selected candidate will have several opportunities to collaborate with other researchers at IARC and UAF. IARC is a research institution hosting over 100 scientists, analysts, students, and professional staff with interests and expertise spanning across physical, biological, and social sciences. Research at IARC aligns with a set core values: useful, actionable science; a deeper understanding of Arctic change; science grounded in place; a work environment that cultivates diversity, equity, and inclusion; innovation and expertise; and collaboration as an approach to solving problems.
This position is based at UAF, although remote work requests may be considered. The initial appointment will be for 1 year, with the potential for reappointment pending performance review. The position will remain open until filled, but applications should be submitted by October 31, 2021 to ensure full consideration.
Questions: Questions related to the activities of this position can be directly addressed to Dr. Donna Hauser (dhauser2 [at] alaska.edu).
To Apply and learn more: https://careers.alaska.edu/en-us/job/517993/post-doctoral-fellow-iarc
Alaska Native and other Indigenous people are strongly encouraged to apply.
UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination. As a public, regional, comprehensive university. UAF is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization and strongly encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply. UAF is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
Photo credit: Nannut (polar bears) by Carla SimsKayotuk, Kaktovik AAOKH Observer