[ES_JOBS_NET] USGS NWCSC-MOSS Science Communication Fellowship, Doctoral Residency in Science Communication
christin at ucar.edu
Fri Feb 5 11:24:54 MST 2016
Enrich your doctoral degree with a USGS NWCSC-MOSS Science
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
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
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
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