Post Doctoral Fellow (Institute of Northern Engineering Water and Environmental Research Center)

University of Alaska-Fairbanks

Fairbanks, AK, US

Position Summary:

University of Alaska Fairbanks Institute of Northern Engineering Water and Environmental Research Center is seeking a motivated and energetic post-doctoral scholar to work on projects at the intersection of, and spanning the fields of, Arctic System Sciences, Geography, Remote Sensing, and Hydrology. Candidates will be evaluated on suitability of their academic preparation and past research experience.





Conduct analysis of multidimensional remote sensing datasets, performing spatial and temporal analysis across regional and continental scales, performing field-based research, managing large geospatial databases, publishing results in peer-reviewed journals, writing proposals to submit to funding agencies, and helping supervise graduate students’ research. Projects will also require the ability to maintain confidentiality and work on multiple tasks.

This is a 3/4-time (30 hrs/week), 9-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package. The posting is designed to aid CEM-INE departments in filling a need a Post Doctoral Fellow Non-Represented full-time. If you are interested in the opportunity to gain university experience and to work in a position that will be performing various duties depending on department needs, please apply to this job posting. 


The successful candidate will have a strong background in the area of remote sensing, GIS, landscape-scale studies, and strong experience in integrating field studies and sensor observations with remote sensing data. Additionally, communication and outreach efforts bridging the gap between science and the general public is desired.


2 years research experience. Ability to follow written and oral instructions. Ability to maintain confidentiality and work with multiple tasks. Should have ability to pay close attention to detail, work in an organized manner, follow instructions and work without close supervision. The candidate must have experience publishing in peer-reviewed journals and be eager to conduct multidisciplinary research.


The required qualification is a PhD degree in Geography, Geosciences, GIScience, or Earth System Sciences with a focus on northern high latitude regions.

Applications will be reviewed on an as-needed basis by various departments. By submitting your application to this job posting you should understand there is no guarantee your application will be reviewed nor selected by a department. Please indicate in your application materials any special skills you possess and any preferences for which departments you would like to be considered for. The successful applicants will provide various types of support including confidential filing, photocopying, data entry, research, etc. May also perform special projects as assigned.  

Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will. 

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:

Please submit the following:

Cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, research statement, and contact information for three professional references.

This position is open until filled with the initial application review taking place on July 27, 2020.  To ensure your application is considered, apply by 11:55 pm, 7/26/2020.  Applications received after this date may not be considered.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

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

Background Check:

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

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.

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.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the 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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