ACCAP Postdoc Opportunity

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Interdisciplinary Science – Boundary spanning and Knowledge Co-production for Community Climate Resilience in Alaska

The Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP) is seeking a highly innovative and energetic interdisciplinary scientist with interest and aptitude in bridging science and practice, partnerships between researchers and local knowledge, and/or actionable science to join our team.

ACCAP is grant funded since 2006 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and is one of eleven Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments Programs nationwide. ACCAP’s mission is to conduct innovative and collaborative research and engagement to inform climate policy, decision making, and action for a just and sustainable future. Our vision is healthy and thriving Alaskan communities, economies, and ecosystems in a changing climate.

ACCAP’s two main areas of research

  • Meeting community needs with climate analysis of extreme events and impacts
  • Building tribal climate resilience and capacity through integration, co-production, and evaluation

Correspondingly, we are particularly interested in developing team expertise in applied climate science, risk analysis, applied economic analysis, and Indigenous evaluation. A postdoctoral candidate is preferred, but we will consider candidates with comparable experience. We are committed to building relationships and partnerships to make climate-related science directly relevant to policy, management, and decision making to improve the ability of Alaskans to respond to a changing climate. We place high priority on research and action with a holistic perspective in supporting and building capacity in rural and
Alaska Native communities based on community defined goals, values, and priorities.

ACCAP is housed within the International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Open until filled.

Applications and inquiries about this position should be directed to Sarah Trainor,, 907-474-7878.