We are pleased to announce that we are hiring an Actionable Science Postdoctoral Fellow. This Actionable Science Fellow will play a leading role in the NW CASC's efforts to foster co-production of decision-relevant science across the Northwest. In this role, the Actionable Science Fellow will implement and evaluate the NW CASC Research Fellowship Program as well as support NW CASC regional science dialogue through a variety of activities.
This position requires a PhD in an area of natural or social science related climate change and demonstrated experience working at the interface of climate science and decision-making. This is a full-time, 12-month term appointment with potential for extension. Salary will be dependent on qualifications and experience. Preference will be given to applications received by September 5, 2018. Learn more about this position and apply today!
A new paper on NW CASC-funded research has recently been published online and will appear in the journal Ecological Processes later this year. This paper describes research that explores how Western climate science and Traditional Ecological Knowledge relate to time and seasonality in the context of climate change. Using interviews with Indigenous elders and other Traditional Knowledge holders, this research demonstrates that assumptions about the nature, perception and utilization of time and timing can differ across knowledge systems in regard to climate change. These observations contribute to a better understanding of the Northwest tribal culture and its vulnerability and capacity to adapt to a changing climate.
The NW CASC invites proposals from faculty at UW, WWU, WSU, BSU and UM for funding to support science relating to understanding and addressing climate impacts on NW natural and cultural resources. Proposals to support graduate students will be accepted from all universities. WWU, WSU, BSU and UM can also submit proposals to support post-docs.
Selected proposals will include instructing NW CASC Fellows in the principles and practices of co-producing decision-relevant ("actionable") science to facilitate development of scientists proficient in confronting complex socio-ecological problems. Funding will be available beginning fall 2018 to support research performed during the 2018-2019 academic year. Applications due July 25, 2018. Please see the RFP announcement for details.