The Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (NW CASC) at the University of Washington (UW) invites applications for a Deputy University Director. Working closely with the NW CASC University Director at the University of Washington, the Deputy University Director will play a leading role in the NW CASC’s efforts to foster co-production of decision-relevant science across the Northwest. Specifically, the NW CASC Deputy University Director will advance transdisciplinary research that addresses complex socio-ecological problems by: 1) facilitating training in actionable science, science co-production and communication for NW CASC Research Fellows (i.e., graduate student and postdoctoral researchers funded by the NW CASC) at all consortium universities; leading an annual graduate seminar on the theory and practice of actionable science; and promoting synergistic opportunities among fellows’ projects and other regional research and management activities; 2) playing a leading role in NW CASC regional capacity-building and collaborative research activities, such as actionable science webinars and the annual Actionable Science Deep Dive workshop (including designing an agenda that supports engagement of diverse participants and ensuring timely development of workshop products, e.g., reports, fact sheets, manuscripts, actionable science agendas); and 3) evaluating the efficacy of NW CASC activities in advancing actionable climate science and regional communities of practice. Evaluation insights will be used to adjust NW CASC co-production activities over time, and to develop peer-reviewed publications. This position will work collegially to contribute to logistics, program management and integration for the NW CASC as a whole, which includes UW-based and distributed USGS staff, a University Leadership Team representing the NW CASC’s six consortium schools, and an Advisory Committee composed of federal, state and tribal resources management agencies. The Deputy University Director will also help support the NW CASC’s engagement with the national CASC network.
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