Researcher/Scientist III (Native Waters on Arid Lands (NWAL) project)

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ, United States 🇺🇸

Position Highlights The goal of the Native Waters on Arid Lands (NWAL) project is to increase the climate resilience of tribal agriculture and water resources on American Indian lands of the Great Basin and Southwest. The University of Arizona (UArizona) NWAL project is seeking Researcher/Scientist III to support this mission by conducting research with tribes, writing publications and manuscripts, submitting reports, monitoring the project budget, communicating and engaging with tribes, and helping to coordinate other UArizona NWAL efforts such as convening meetings related to tribal climate adaptation efforts.

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Undertake research related to successful climate change adaptation strategies and approaches for tribes.
  • Evaluate the outcomes of UArizona NWAL’s collaboration with tribes and the impact of adaptation strategies.
  • Author and/or contribute to peer-reviewed papers.
  • Assist with the development and presentation (written and oral) of climate information to tribal resource managers, elected leaders, and community members.
  • Building partnerships and networking relationships with Native Americans in climate change and climate adaptation.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.

Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience is required.