Professor Position Available

Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Studies
Anchorage, Alaska

Application deadline: 24 May 2024

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The Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Studies invites applications for a climatology professor. This permanent position will be located in Anchorage, Alaska.

The successful candidate will participate in and contribute to instruction and engaged research to identify climate-related security concerns and needs, possible solutions, and useful and relevant outputs. The ideal candidate is one who thrives in a teaching and research environment focused on the interplay between Arctic climate and weather. Having a strong foundation in understanding the processes that govern climate patterns, such as the cryosphere, atmospheric dynamics, coastal erosion, permafrost, ocean currents, and Arctic bio-diversity will help drive curriculum development and course delivery that includes:

  • Planning and collaboration to enhance Arctic practitioner resilience to address climate impacts on existing (and future) infrastructure;
  • Using pattern and trend analysis to address Department of Defense operational planning in variable climate conditions affecting operational readiness;
  • Leveraging the rapidly developing fields of Data and Systems Science, oriented explicitly to understanding and characterizing Arctic region climate change in support of Department of Defense decision-makers;
  • Describing the impact of climate change on Arctic Defense resources and weather and its effects on political balance and international security cooperation in the Arctic;
  • Defining the ecological, physical, economic, or societal impacts associated with climate change that substantially alter ecosystem integrity, biodiversity, political stability, human security, and/or national security infrastructure; and
  • Deepening knowledge on how, when, and why climate-related operational security risks arise, and how these risks can be mitigated to provide the tactical and strategic advantage to U.S. and Allied Arctic security practitioners.

Interested applicants must submit the following items by email to dsca.derussy.dki-apcss.mbx.hrtscapcss [at] with the position title in the subject line of email:

  • Letter of Interest, including a brief description of your professional goals, personal interests, and desired areas of study;
  • Curriculum vitae that reflects the following: educational background, teaching experience, climate or security-related work experience, publications, and salary history; and
  • Two original letters of reference.

Applicants must be U.S. Citizens and determined suitable for federal employment.

Application deadline: 24 May 2024

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For questions, contact:
Sabrina Collins
Email: sabrina.collins3.civ [at]

Matthew Bell
Email: matthew.bell.30 [at]
Phone: 907-654-4984