[ES_JOBS_NET] Recruiting faculty and staff to study climate, food, energy, and water at Northern Arizona University
Benjamin.Ruddell at nau.edu
Mon Nov 27 12:50:20 MST 2017
ES Jobs Readers,
Dr. Benjamin Ruddell
recruiting for several student and staff positions for hiring in 2018. Some
of these positions have flexible duty locations and are associated with the
NSF-funded FEWSION project (http://fewsion.us). Most of these positions
will be based in part or in whole out of the FEWSION project office at
Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. All of these positions
require strong motivation, excellent programming and scientific English
communication skills, and the ability to work effectively in an
interdisciplinary project team. Inquires should be directed personally to
· Food, Energy, and Water systems
· Complex systems and networks
· Hydrology and Water Resources
· Resilience, Sustainability, and Security
· Informatics and Data Science
· Urban systems and infrastructure
· Citizen science
Life at NAU and in Flagstaff:
· Northern Arizona University is a world class research community
for earth science <https://nau.edu/cefns/natsci/seses/>, ecology
<http://ecoss.nau.edu/>, climate science, and now informatics
<https://nau.edu/siccs/>, among other disciplines.
· Flagstaff is a top small college town
for quality of life.
· Flagstaff has some of the best weather in the U.S.
<http://www.newsweek.com/25-great-schools-great-weather-71893>, with its
southern latitude and 7000’ high elevation.
· Flagstaff has a great ski resort <https://www.snowbowl.ski/>.
· Flagstaff is less than an hour from the world-class outdoor
destinations in the Grand Canyon <https://www.nps.gov/grca/index.htm> and
Sedona <https://visitsedona.com/>, and 2-3 hours from the winter sports and
entertainment venues of Phoenix and Las Vegas; both Alpine and Sonoran
Desert weather are less than an hour away.
· Flagstaff is a “dark sky city
<http://www.flagstaffdarkskies.org/international-dark-sky-city/>” and a
hotspot for astronomy
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*Northern Arizona University’s School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber
Systems* (SICCS, http://nau.edu/siccs/) is recruiting *Ph.D. students* with
graduate research fellowships supported by the FEWSION project. Study Food,
Water, and Energy Systems resilience in an interdisciplinary Informatics
graduate program, alongside the FEWSION project office and scientists, in
beautiful Flagstaff, Arizona! Allied graduate programs and centers at NAU
provide additional collaborative and degree opportunities, including the
Center for Ecosystem Science and Society (Ecoss, http://ecoss.nau.edu/) and
the School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability (SESES,
http://nau.edu/cefns/natsci/seses/). Women and minorities are particularly
encouraged to apply. Self-funded *Professional M.S. students* are also
welcome. Contact the FEWSION Project Office at FEWSION at nau.edu with
inquiries. The final application deadline is in mid-January, but you should
inquire and apply immediately for full consideration on fellowship and
teaching assistantship opportunities. See the SICCS website for more
We seek prospective *Ph.D. students* to work with *Dr. Nick McKay and Dr.
Ben Ruddell* to pursue an interdisciplinary Ph.D. that blends
paleoclimatology and sustainability research. This project focuses on
investigating *how modern food, water and economic infrastructure would
cope with severe prehistoric droughts in the southwest US*, which were both
more extreme and longer-lived than anything observed during the past 200
years. Prospective students will be integrated with both the Paleoclimate
Dynamics Laboratory <https://www.cefns.nau.edu/~npm4/opportunities.html>
and the Complex Systems Informatics Laboratory at NAU, as well as the
larger FEWSION project, which is mapping the interconnectivity between
food, energy and water, and their responses to shocks and stresses, for the
The *FEWSION Project Office at Northern Arizona University* (Flagstaff,
AZ), in partnership with the *Desert Research Institute* (Reno, NV)
and the *National
Renewable Energy Laboratory* (NREL, Golden, CO) is informally seeking to
hire *one researcher at the PhD student, Postdoctoral, or Professional rank*
to lead a *nationally scoped PLEXOS modeling study of the U.S. power grid*.
The duty location and rank have not yet been determined and may be
flexible, but the position will likely involve travel to NREL for some
period of time. Potentially interested researchers should contact the
FEWSION project’s Director, Ben Ruddell, with informal inquiries, at
benjamin.ruddell (at) nau.edu. A formal job description may be released in
early 2018, and the position will be likely be based out of DRI or NAU;
there is no application deadline at this time.
FEWSION is seeking to fill a *Postdoctoral* position based out of the
project office at Northern Arizona University (NAU) in beautiful Flagstaff,
Arizona, with temporary duty locations possibly including Reno, NV (DRI)
and Tempe, AZ (ASU). The position is open immediately until filled.
Candidates should demonstrate strong scientific writing, quantitative
analysis, and programming skills. Women, minorities, veterans and
individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply; NAU is an
AA/EEO/MWDV employer. A background check is required. Direct inquiries to
Ben Ruddell at benjamin.ruddell (at) nau.edu. Salary Range: $45,000 -
$55,000 (postdoctoral) Depending Upon Qualifications, Job ID: 603514, visit
FEWSION is seeking a *Data Scientist* to take a leadership role on the
and curation of core FEWSION project datasets*, and on their documentation
and accessibility via data models and API’s. The position is based out of
the FEWSION project office at Northern Arizona University (NAU) in
beautiful Flagstaff, Arizona. The position is open immediately until
filled. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are
encouraged to apply; NAU is an AA/EEO/MWDV employer. A background check is
required. Direct inquiries to Ben Ruddell at benjamin.ruddell (at)
Range: $41,000 - $64,000 (grade 52) Depending Upon Qualifications, Job ID:
603516, visit https://nau.edu/Human-Resources/Careers/Staff-Welcome-Page/
PLACE4FEWS is a citizen science project that is extending FEWSION to map
and study local community food, energy, and water critical infrastructures.
FEWSION is seeking a *Senior Systems Programmer* to *lead the integration
of FEWSION data with critical infrastructure software transportation models*,
including models developed at the national laboratories. The position is
based out of the FEWSION project office at Northern Arizona University
(NAU) in beautiful Flagstaff, Arizona. The position is open immediately
until filled. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities
are encouraged to apply; NAU is an AA/EEO/MWDV employer. A background check
is required. Direct inquiries to Ben Ruddell at benjamin.ruddell (at)
nau.edu. Salary Range: $69,000-$88,000 (grade 66) Depending Upon
Qualifications, Job ID: 603515, visit
*Faculty Sabbatical, EPSCoR, and Fulbright Fellows*
· *Junior Faculty from US EPSCoR States* are eligible to apply for
the Research Fellows program, funding up to 6 months of collaboration at a
FEWSION partner institution.
· *Fulbright Scholars from non-US countries* are invited to study
with a FEWSION partner.
· *Faculty on Sabbatical* are invited to study with a FEWSION
Benjamin L. Ruddell, Ph.D., P.E.
Northern Arizona University <http://www.nau.edu/>
Associate Professor, SICCS <http://nau.edu/siccs/>
Director, National Water Economy Project <http://www.nwep.org>
Director, FEWSION Project <http://fewsion.us>
Benjamin.Ruddell at nau.edu <benjamin.ruddell at nau.edu>
1 (928) 523-3124 <1(928)523-3124>
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