Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center Post Doctoral

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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 Southeast
School/Business unit:UAS School of Arts & Sciences
Location: Juneau
Categories: Education/Instructional, Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

The University of Alaska Southeast, School of Arts and Sciences, Natural Sciences, invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar in glaciology for a project aimed at both understanding the evolution of ice-dammed basins and assessing the short- and long-term risks of outburst floods from these basins. The project is funded by the Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center (AK CASC: and will build on work that has been conducted on the Mendenhall Glacier over the past few years (


100%This phase of the project will continue observations and modeling efforts at Mendenhall Glacier, which experiences an annual outburst flood, and seek to apply the observational and theoretical work done at Mendenhall to other glacier systems across Alaska. The details of the project are somewhat open ended and will be tailored to fit the interests and expertise of the successful applicant. However, since this project is funded by AK CASC it will involve significant collaboration and communication with stakeholders, including the USGS, NOAA, and the National Weather Service.Essential

Required qualifications:

Applicants must have (i) a PhD in glaciology, geophysics, or a related field, (ii) a peer-reviewed publication record that is commensurate with experience.


  • Must have excellent communication skills
  • Have experience programming in Python and/or MATLAB
  • Experience with field data acquisition and/or analysis.


Online application should include a cover letter detailing their academic experience and qualifications, a curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are okay), names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references, and eprints/preprints of representative publications.

For full consideration, apply by December 15th, 2019; however, the position will remain open until filled. We anticipate a start date of 1 February 2020 and currently have funding for a duration of one year.

For further assistance with online applications, please contact or phone (907) 786-4650 for technical support, additional questions, or to request ADA accommodation when completing your application.

For questions and inquires about the position please contact Jason Amundson, Associate Professor of Geophysics,

Background Check:

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

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug Free Workplace. 

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.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska 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 UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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