[ES_JOBS_NET] USGS NWCSC-MOSS Science Communication Fellowship, Doctoral Residency in Science Communication

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


Residency in Science Communication

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!


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. 


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

6)      An
integrative approach to combining progress in
the Fellow’s ongoing doctoral program with the
graduate residency.

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 fellowship. 


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.


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

b.      How you see
this fellowship supporting your personal,
academic, and professional goals,

c.       How your
personal, academic, and professional
experience has prepared you for this

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, explaining:

a.      Their
overall assessment of your abilities relating
to this fellowship,

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

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.

materials must be submitted electronically
(with the subject line “MOSS/NWCSC Doctoral
Fellowship”) to Dr. Lee Vierling (leev@uidaho.edu) by
February 15, 2016.  Questions may be addressed
to Dr. Karla Eitel (keitel@uidaho.edu) or Dr.
Teresa Cohn (tcohn@uidaho.edu),
the Fellowship faculty leads based in McCall. 
Fellowship selection will occur by mid-late


information about the UI-CNR McCall Field
Campus and MOSS can be found at:  http://ift.tt/1d9fzyZ.

information about the USGS NW CSC Climate
Science Center can be found at:  http://ift.tt/1miz79k and http://ift.tt/1nSs1Kq.

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