The successful candidate will play a role in ensuring that climate science contributes to Alaskans efforts to adapt to the impacts of climate change. AK CASK seeks an enthusiastic applicant with a PhD in the social sciences, who is interested in doing meaningful work in a collaborative environment. The postdoctoral fellow will have some latitude to develop research questions independently based on their expertise, but potential projects include the investigation of:

  • Organizational approaches to science communication;
  • Boundary spanners and actionable science;
  • Research-practice partnerships; and/or
  • Relationships between team composition, budgetary inputs, and actionable science outcomes.

Minimum qualifications include:

  • PhD in a relevant discipline (communication, anthropology, sociology, human geography, psychology, political science, science and technology studies, public policy and planning, environmental studies, evaluation science, etc.);
  • Demonstrated experience with social science research methods (e.g., interview, survey, comparative case studies, participant action, community-based research); and
  • Experience conducting research related to climate change impacts and/or adaptation is preferred.

To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

To ensure full consideration, apply prior to the review date. The position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.

Application review begins: 20 May 2024

For more information and to apply, go to:
Full position description

For questions, contact:
Kristin Timm, UAF