Postdoctoral Position Announcement: Boreal Wildfire Dynamics - University of Alaska Fairbanks

Date: 
24 February 2021

Position Announcement
Postdoctoral Researcher
Boreal Wildfire Dynamics

University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, Alaska

Application review begins: 22 March 2021

For more information, go to:
https://akcasc.org/2021/02/16/position-opening-postdoctoral-researcher-i...

For questions, contact:
Scott Rupp
Email: tsrupp [at] alaska.edu


The Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center (AK CASC) and the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) invite applications for a postdoctoral researcher in wildland fire and climate change. This two-year position will be based at the International Arctic Research Center at UAF, located in Fairbanks, Alaska.

AK CASC is seeking a scientist interested in boreal wildfire dynamics and natural resource management in Alaska, including delivering actionable science that meets the needs of wildland fire managers from a regional to national scale.

The postdoctoral fellow will join a national cohort as part of the national and regional Climate Adaptation Postdoctoral Fellows (CAPF) Program. The fellow will lead a regionally focused research project, join the other regional fellows from across the country on national-scale synthesis work, and participate in a series of training and professional development opportunities. The prospective fellow will have considerable latitude in developing a research plan that matches their expertise and interests with the needs of Alaska’s fire management community.

Through existing research-management collaborations, the AK CASC has identified three primary lenses to focus the efforts of the prospective researcher:

  • The role of fire in shaping and transforming a wide range of fire future scenarios,
  • Better describing the nature of future fire hazard in Alaska, and
  • Fire behavior in transformed landscapes under future extreme weather and climate scenarios

Applications can be submitted to the IARC postdoctoral pool and should include a cover letter, resume, and references. Applications received by 22 March 2021 will be prioritized.

For more information, go to:
https://akcasc.org/2021/02/16/position-opening-postdoctoral-researcher-i...

For questions, contact:
Scott Rupp
Email: tsrupp [at] alaska.edu