Dec 10 2019

Apply: AK CASC postdoctoral scholar in glaciology

a person rappels above suicide basin in Juneau

Suicide Basin, where outburst floods on the Mendenhall Glacier originate from.

The University of Alaska Southeast, School of Arts and Sciences, Natural Sciences, invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar in glaciology for a project aimed at both understanding the evolution of ice-dammed basins and assessing the short- and long-term risks of outburst floods from these basins. The project is funded by the Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center and will build on work that has been conducted on the Mendenhall Glacier over the past few years.

This phase of the project will continue observations and modeling efforts at Mendenhall Glacier, which experiences an annual outburst flood, and seek to apply the observational and theoretical work done at Mendenhall to other glacier systems across Alaska. The details of the project are somewhat open-ended and will be tailored to fit the interests and expertise of the successful applicant. However, since this project is funded by AK CASC it will involve significant collaboration and communication with stakeholders, including the USGS, NOAA, and the National Weather Service.

For full consideration, apply by December 15th, 2019; however, the position will remain open until filled. We anticipate a start date of 1 February 2020 and currently have funding for a duration of one year.

Learn more and apply here.