USGS Seeking Directors for Five Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers

We are excited to announce several opportunities to join the Climate Adaptation Science Center network! The U.S. Geological Survey is currently seeking applications for the Director of the Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center, along with four additional Director positions at other regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers (CASCs) including the Southeast CASC, Northeast CASCSouth Central CASC and Pacific Islands CASC. These positions will be hired as Supervisory Physical Scientists/Biologists (GS-0401/1301-15). The deadline to apply for these positions is October 23, 2018.

Check out the links below to learn more about the positions and apply today:

RES-2018-0360 DEU, Open to all U.S. citizens                                   

RES-2018-0361 MP, Open to current or former federal employees

 About the NW CASC Director Position

The NW CASC was established to help safeguard the natural and cultural resources of Idaho, Oregon, Washington and surrounding river basins. We are a federal-university partnership that produces relevant and accessible science on climate change impacts and adaptation actions for Northwest natural resource managers and policy-makers.

The NW CASC is hosted by the University of Washington (UW) on behalf of its consortium partners, Washington State University, University of Montana, Boise State University and Western Washington University. At the UW, the NW CASC works closely with the Climate Impacts Group, an interdisciplinary center within the University of Washington’s College of the Environment and part of the UW’s innovative new environmental institute, EarthLab. Beyond the university hosts, the NW CASC is part of an extensive climate adaptation community of practice among universities, non-governmental organizations, Tribes and local, state and federal agencies. The NW CASC Director will be based out of Seattle, Washington or Corvallis, Oregon.

Since 1995, the Climate Impacts Group has worked in close partnership with regional resource managers, planners, and policy makers to develop, deliver and support the use of decision-relevant scientific information.

EarthLab supports the development of long-term, working relationships between scholars and outside organizations to address messy, complex issues that won’t be solved with the publication of one paper, or the funding of one project.

The College of the Environment houses world-class research programs active on all seven continents and in all five oceans. With over 200 faculty, 1600 students and more than $160 million in annual external research funding, the College is a fertile home for the study of the impact of policy and human actions on the environment and the management of natural and cultural resources. The College of the Environment promotes diversity and inclusivity among our students, faculty, staff, and public and values deep engagement with partners from a wide spectrum of backgrounds.

The University of Washington (UW) is located in the greater Seattle metropolitan area, with a dynamic, multicultural community of 3.7 million people and a range of ecosystems from mountains to ocean. The UW serves a diverse population of 80,000 students, faculty and staff, including 25% first-generation college students, over 25% Pell Grant students, and faculty from over 70 countries. The UW is a recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the advancement of women faculty in science, engineering, and math.

Learn more about the NW CASC Director position and apply before October 23, 2018

We can’t wait to have you on our team!