Pending Job Openings in Climate Variability, Change, Impacts, and Adaptation

North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC), the University of Alaska (Fairbanks, AK), the University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), the University of Colorado (Boulder, CO), the University of Hawaiʻi (Mānoa, HI), the University of Massachusetts (Amherst, MA), the University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK), and the University of Washington (Seattle, WA) are teamed on multiple grant opportunities related to the impacts of climate variability and change on ecosystems, natural resources, cultural resources, infrastructure, tribal lands and waters, urban and rural settlements, and economic development. We seek contact information (name, address, email, and phone) for outstanding scholars with experience and interest in these subjects, in developing actionable science solutions in cooperation with stakeholders, and with demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.


The following positions MAY become available during the next 6-12 months at the institutions listed above, depending on funding decisions:

“Fire PostDoc” – multiple 2-year postdoctoral associate positions related to wildland and forest fires in a changing climate, including positions focused on fire science, fire ecology, post-fire ecological transformations, indigenous traditional uses of fire, economic and societal impacts of fire, the human dimensions of wildland or forest fires, data assimilation, state-space modeling, optimization, numerical modeling, boundary-layer meteorology, and fire climatology.

“Climate Extension PostDoc” – one or more 2-3-year postdoc positions focused on integrating the state-of-the-science into adaptation or mitigation decisions made by practitioners in federal, state, tribal, and municipal government agencies and non-profit organizations, including those dealing with water, land, fire, or ecosystems management.

“Grasslands Project PostDoc” – one 2-3-year postdoc position focused on coordinating two interdisciplinary working groups to synthesize the science around climate change and climate change adaptation in the grassland socio-ecological systems of the North American Great Plains.

“Research Coordinator” – one or more full-time staff positions focused on administering a research portfolio related to climate variability, change, impacts, and adaptation and communicating with the scientific leads of these projects to ensure their successful completion and documentation.

“Drought Statistics Grad Student” – one 2-year position focused on seasonal-to-subseasonal drought prediction in the south-central U.S., with an emphasis on statistical modeling; advanced statistical knowledge required.

To be contacted about official job postings if grants are awarded, send us your contact information (name, address, email, and phone) to Your input will be provided to all of the universities listed above. Please note in your email: (1) what named positions (in quotes above) interest you and (2) in which of the eight university hometowns (in the first sentence) you are willing to work. Depending on the status of CoVid-19, positions may begin as telework but are expected to transition to in-person work after university clearance is provided; hence, do not send us materials unless you are willing and able to work at one of these locations.