AEC Post Doctoral Fellow

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Classification:Post Doctoral Fellow non represented
Grade:Non-Union Faculty Grade 40
Work type:Post Doc
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Geophysical Institute
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

The Alaska Earthquake Center is hiring one or more postdocs to conduct research on recent earthquake sequences in Alaska with an eye toward applied developments that improve monitoring and analysis capabilities.


100* Conduct independent research * Lead the development of peer-reviewed publications * Participate and/or lead the development of proposals for novel research * Participate in Earthquake Center operations and earthquake response * Coordinate with AEC product development staff * Participate in outreach and/or media activitiesEssential

The Alaska Earthquake Center is recruiting for one or more postdoctoral fellowship opportunities. We are seeking individuals with the skills to analyze a variety of recent earthquakes while simultaneously growing capacity to respond to future events. Specific fields of interest include advanced techniques for seismic phase and event detection, rapid moment tensor characterization, and high-precision hypocenter location techniques. This is competitive recruitment.

Postdoc positions provide two years of support with the potential for a third year contingent on performance and funding. In addition to their research, successful candidates will work with professional developers to adapt their research for potential operational use or for the creation of value-added products. Individuals are expected to lead peer-reviewed publications and participate in proposal development. Support includes regular conference travel and ancillary project needs. Postdocs will be part of the Seismology and Geodesy group at the Geophysical Institute ( Though research is the primary focus, affiliation with the Earthquake Center will provide hands-on experience in a mission-driven environment as well. Depending on interest, individuals may participate in earthquake response, fieldwork, and/or public engagement. U.S. citizenship preferred, though not required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • General knowledge of seismic science is required.
  • Specific knowledge on the collection, analysis, and dissemination of seismic-related data.
  • Sufficient relevant experience to contribute significantly to a specific project
  • .Experience in the use of computers and other appropriate equipment to conduct the research proposed.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Required Education and Experience:

Ph.D. degree (already received, or has completed all requirements and awaiting graduation) with emphasis on relevant science field. Must possess terminal degree prior to the start of position.

As a public, regional, comprehensive university, UAF is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization and strongly encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

Salary Information:

This position is a full-time, exempt, term-funded, Non-union Faculty Grade 40 with salary commensurate with experience.

Application Process:

To apply for this position, candidates should submit:

  • A cover letter,
  • Your CV
  • A statement of research interests pertinent to this position, and
  • Contact information for three references.

 The review of this posting will start on 4/1/2019 at 11:55 PM Alaska Time.  This posting will be closed once it is filled.

If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact GI - Office of Human Resources at 907-474-6498.  Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and screening process should contact the UAF Human Resources Office at 907-474-7700.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check.  Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Non-Represented Staff (Probationary Period):

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment.  During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason.  Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Term Positions:

This position is a term-funded position through June 30, 2019, and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska, Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF.  The policy can be located at

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Notice of Nondiscrimination:

The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution.  The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status.  The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment.  Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at


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