[ES_JOBS_NET] USGS NWCSC-MOSS Science Communication Fellowship, Doctoral Residency in Science Communication

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Fri Feb 5 11:24:54 MST 2016

  Enrich your doctoral degree with a USGS NWCSC-MOSS Science 
Communication Fellowship
Fellowship Announcement
Doctoral Residency in Science Communication
USGS Northwest Climate Science Center and UI-CNR McCall Outdoor Science 
School, McCall, Idaho

/Diversify your skillset and expand your professional network through 
this integrative fellowship opportunity!/

The Doctoral Residency in Science Communication is a 12-month doctoral 
fellowship sponsored by the United States Geological Survey Northwest 
Climate Science Center (USGS NW CSC) and the McCall Outdoor Science 
School (MOSS), a program of the University of Idaho’s College of Natural 
Resources (UI-CNR). During this residency, the Fellow will live and work 
at the UI-CNR McCall Field Campus and undertake an immersive program in 
climate-related science communication through guided study and mentored 
practice with a cohort of other graduate students. /The Fellow will 
receive an assistantship of $22,000 plus MOSS tuition and fees. /
Elements of the fellowship include:
1)Targeted graduate coursework in science communication, place-based 
education, leadership, and ecology.  Coursework will lead to completion 
of a Graduate Certificate in Place-Based Science, Education and 
Communication from the University of Idaho.
2)Participation in the 2016 USGS Climate Science Boot Camp at McCall, ID.
3)Mentored teaching of MS-level graduate students (as a Teaching Assistant).
4)Mentored teaching of K-12 students participating in MOSS residential 
science education programs as a field instructor and guest scientist.
5)Opportunities for communicating climate science to various public 
adult audiences engaged in the MOSS network.

6)An integrative approach to combining progress in the Fellow’s ongoing 
doctoral program with the graduate residency.

A highlight of the program will be assisting in the planning and 
implementation of the 2017 USGS Climate Science Boot Camp for early 
career professionals and graduate students to be held at the HJ Andrews 
Experimental Forest.  This provides an opportunity for expanding the 
scientific and professional network of the Fellow through cohort 
interactions with graduate students at the University of Idaho, 
University of Washington and Oregon State University, and through 
co-learning exercises with early career professionals in federal and 
state agencies, northwest region Native American tribes, and non-profit 
organizations. The Boot Camp is an excellent opportunity to apply 
communication and education strategies developed through the MOSS 

The ideal candidate will be in the intermediate or final stages of their 
doctoral program, and pursuing research on a natural or social science 
aspect of climate change.  Fellowship activities will be supervised and 
mentored by McCall-based UI-CNR faculty in collaboration with the 
student’s major advisor to ensure that learning and productivity goals 
are matched with the Fellow’s overall doctoral program.  Additional 
mentorship is available through faculty at the three universities in the 
NW Climate Science Center network.  The start date for the program is 
August 8, 2016.

To apply, please submit:
1)A statement of career objectives (2-3 pages) that addresses the following:
a.An overview of your doctoral research, and how it relates to climate 
change science, mitigation, or adaptation,
b.How you see this fellowship supporting your personal, academic, and 
professional goals,
c.How your personal, academic, and professional experience has prepared 
you for this fellowship,
d.Your philosophies on teamwork and community living experience, and
e.Ideas for how your research could be applied to management, policy or 
2)A letter of support (1-2 pages) from your major Ph.D. advisor, explaining:
a.Their overall assessment of your abilities relating to this fellowship,
b.Their personal/professional interest (if any) in the goals of this 
fellowship, and
c.An acknowledgment that they have read your career objectives 
statement, and that they support you undertaking this residency program 
to live and work in McCall.
3)Example of any one professional product that you have developed or 
co-developed.  This product can range from a publication, to a website, 
to a video, to some other sort of media.  Please describe your specific 
role(s) in developing the product.

4)Your curriculum vita, including the names and contact information of 3 
references in addition to your major Ph.D. advisor.

Application materials must be submitted electronically (with the subject 
line “MOSS/NWCSC Doctoral Fellowship”) to Dr. Lee Vierling 
(leev at uidaho.edu <mailto:leev at uidaho.edu>) by February 15, 2016.  
Questions may be addressed to Dr. Karla Eitel (keitel at uidaho.edu 
<mailto:keitel at uidaho.edu>) or Dr. Teresa Cohn (tcohn at uidaho.edu 
<mailto:tcohn at uidaho.edu>), the Fellowship faculty leads based in 
McCall. Fellowship selection will occur by mid-late March.

Additional information about the UI-CNR McCall Field Campus and MOSS can 
be found at: http://www.uidaho.edu/cnr/moss.
Additional information about the USGS NW CSC Climate Science Center can 
be found at: https://www.nwclimatescience.org 
<https://www.nwclimatescience.org/>   and 

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