[ES_JOBS_NET] Enrich your doctoral degree with a USGS NWCSC-MOSS Science Communication Fellowship

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Wed Jan 20 11:42:28 MST 2016

Date:    Tue, 19 Jan 2016 23:07:59 +0000
From:    "Vierling, Lee (leev at uidaho.edu)" <leev at UIDAHO.EDU>
Subject: Enrich your doctoral degree with a USGS NWCSC-MOSS Science
Communication Fellowship

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Fellowship Announcement
Doctoral Residency in Science Communication
USGS Northwest Climate Science Center and UI-CNR McCall Outdoor Science Sch=
ool, McCall, Idaho

Diversify your skillset and expand your professional network through this i=
ntegrative fellowship opportunity!

The Doctoral Residency in Science Communication is a 12-month doctoral fell=
owship sponsored by the United States Geological Survey Northwest Climate S=
cience 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 $22,0=
00 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,=

3)      Mentored teaching of MS-level graduate students (as a Teaching Assi=

4)      Mentored teaching of K-12 students participating in MOSS residentia=
l science education programs as a field instructor and guest scientist.

5)      Opportunities for communicating climate science to various public a=
dult audiences engaged in the MOSS network.

6)      An integrative approach to combining progress in the Fellow's ongoi=
ng doctoral program with the graduate residency.
A highlight of the program will be assisting in the planning and implementa=
tion of the 2017 USGS Climate Science Boot Camp for early career profession=
als and graduate students to be held at the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest.=
  This provides an opportunity for expanding the scientific and professiona=
l network of the Fellow through cohort interactions with graduate students =
at the University of Idaho, University of Washington and Oregon State Unive=
rsity, and through co-learning exercises with early career professionals in=
 federal and state agencies, northwest region Native American tribes, and n=
on-profit organizations. The Boot Camp is an excellent opportunity to apply=
 communication and education strategies developed through the MOSS fellowsh=

The ideal candidate will be in the intermediate or final stages of their do=
ctoral 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 ad=
visor to ensure that learning and productivity goals are matched with the F=
ellow's overall doctoral program.  Additional mentorship is available throu=
gh faculty at the three universities in the NW Climate Science Center netwo=
rk.  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 fol=

a.      An overview of your doctoral research, and how it relates to climat=
e 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 prepa=
red 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 communications.

2)      A letter of support (1-2 pages) from your major Ph.D. advisor, expl=

a.      Their overall assessment of your abilities relating to this fellows=

b.      Their personal/professional interest (if any) in the goals of this =
fellowship, and

c.       An acknowledgment that they have read your career objectives state=
ment, 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 o=
f 3 references in addition to your major Ph.D. advisor.
Application materials must be submitted electronically (with the subject li=
ne "MOSS/NWCSC Doctoral Fellowship") to Dr. Lee Vierling (leev at uidaho.edu<m=
ailto:leev at uidaho.edu>) by February 15, 2016.  Questions may be addressed t=
o Dr. Karla Eitel (keitel at uidaho.edu<mailto:keitel at uidaho.edu>) or Dr. Tere=
sa 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   and http://www.doi.gov/csc/no=
rthwest/index.cfm <http://www.doi.gov/csc/no=rthwest/index.cfm>.
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