Job: Postdoc Position in Interdisciplinary Analysis of Economic Impacts of Climate Change in Alaska - University of Alaska / ACCAP - Fairbanks, AK


The Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP) seeks a post-doctoral research fellow to explore the social and economic impacts of climate change in Alaska from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Possible sectors of analysis include but are not limited to:

  • fisheries (including ocean acidification),
  • transportation (and trans-Arctic shipping),
  • infrastructure, mineral,
  • oil & gas resource development,
  • mixed-subsistence economies, and
  • the provision of related climate services.
  • We are also interested in an analysis of the economic impacts of ACCAP’s work.

This post-doctoral fellowship includes opportunities to directly engage ACCAP’s partners and stakeholders in use-inspired basic research and knowledge co-production. The person in this position will work closely in an interdisciplinary team environment that includes a spectrum of senior scientists, junior scientists, graduate students, and research professionals. Collaborating organizations include the Center for Arctic Policy Studies (CAPS) at UAF, the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, and other ACCAP partner organizations.

  • Desired state date: Negotiable. As soon as possible.
  • Duration: 2 year, term funded
  • Location: International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
  • Open until filled.  

How to apply: please submit CV, contact information for three references, and a cover letter to Sarah Trainor, ACCAP Director with “Econ Post-Doc Application” in the subject line.  The cover letter should include:

  • A description of the candidate’s PhD research,
  • A statement of interest outlining potential research project, including sectors of interest, and research approach, and
  • A description of past experience with research in Alaska and/or the Arctic.

Location: International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Contact Name Sarah Trainor
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