|Title||(UPDATED) Assistant Research Scientist, NNCAP|
|Department||Institute of the Environment (2530)|
Please Note: The position summary has been slightly modified and the ‘Contact Information for Candidates’ section has been updated.
The mission of University of Arizona’s Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions and Native Nations Climate Adaptation Program (CCASS/NNCAP) is to work collaboratively with Native American tribes and indigenous populations in the western United States to develop and implement solutions to their environmental concerns, especially those related to climate and climate change impacts. NNCAP is seeking an Assistant Research Scientist to support this mission by developing tribal-specific climate information, providing technical support to tribes’ climate change adaptation planning efforts, developing educational modules for use in training tribal environmental professionals, and helping to coordinate other NNCAP efforts such as convening meetings related to tribal climate adaptation efforts. The incumbent will work closely with staff members from CCASS, NNCAP, and the Southwest Climate Science Center (SW CSC), all of which are based in the Institute of the Environment.
This position will require travel (2-3 day trips) up to once/month, generally in the southwest region of the U.S.
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Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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|Duties & Responsibilities||
• Assist CCASS/NNCAP faculty affiliates with the compilation of climate information relevant to tribal environmental management decisions.
• Graduate degree and/or at least three years of experience, in an area of science relevant to climate change, including the social sciences and public health;
• Basic understanding of Native American traditional knowledges or “traditional ecological knowledge” among Southwest tribes, although not required, is highly desirable;
|Full Time/Part Time||Full Time|
|Number of Hours Worked per Week||40|
|Benefits Eligible||Yes – Full Benefits|
|Posted Rate of Pay||DOE|
|Type of criminal background check required:||Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)|
Posting Detail Information
|Number of Vacancies||One|
|Desired Start Date|
|Position End Date (if temporary)|
|Limited to Current UA Employees||No|
|Contact Information for Candidates||
|Open Until Filled||Yes|
|Review Begins On||10/13/2016|
|Special Instructions to Applicant|
|Quick Link for Internal Postings||http://uacareers.com/postings/13478|