Global to Community Postdoctoral Research Associate

The fellowship program seeks to recruit nine postdoctoral research associates over the next five years and will grow UVA’s expertise in the research areas of climate dynamics, impacts, and action.

 

Date posted

Oct. 26, 2022 12:00 pm

Application deadline

Nov. 26, 2022 5:00 pm

Organization

University of Virginia Environmental Resilience Institute

Location

  • United States

Job description

The Environmental Resilience Institute at the University of Virginia (UVA) is launching a new Global-to-Community Climate Research Collaborative (G2C) Fellowship Program. The fellowship program seeks to recruit nine postdoctoral research associates over the next five years and will grow UVA’s expertise in the research areas of climate dynamics, impacts, and action. 

The climate dynamics project for which we are currently advertising involves regional hydroclimate changes. In this project, the research associates will use global and regional climate models, to characterize future changes in hydroclimate in the southeastern United States. The associates will also work with other researchers who have expertise in local- scale hydrological models to support realistic and equitable policy and practice within communities. The project will focus not only on changes in mean hydroclimate, but also changes in seasonality, variability, and extreme events and the implications for those changes at the community-scale level. The associates will bridge the expertise between global-scale modelers, who focus on understanding the large-scale climate dynamics that contribute to uncertainty in future projections of the hydrological cycle, and local-scale modelers, who understand the local-scale factors necessary to incorporate into models to provide actionable information to community-scale decision makers. 

Since climate change is expected to increasingly affect disadvantaged, often underrepresented communities, the G2C Fellowship Program is especially interested in including scholars with backgrounds that are underrepresented in climate change research. The program encourages applications from researchers across historically underrepresented groups. This includes race, ethnicity and national origins, gender and gender identity, sexuality, class, culture, and religion. We aim to build a truly diverse and inclusive cohort of researchers where diverse perspectives are recognized, respected, and seen as a source of strength. 

The postdoctoral research associates will work as a cohort and will receive professional support and training, technical support, and computational infrastructure tailored to the program. Fellows will each work directly with two faculty members in different Schools to build cross-disciplinary fluency in support of their own research. 

To be eligible, applicants must have received or will receive their Ph.D. degree by December 2022. A background in atmospheric science and experience working with global and/or regional climate models are preferred. There is no citizenship requirement. Each G2C fellow will be appointed for two years contingent on a successful annual review. 

For further details and to apply online, visit https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs/job/Charlottesville-VA/Global-to- Community-Postdoctoral-Research-Associate_R0041260 

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, until positions are filled. For additional questions regarding the program, please contact Will Evans, G2C Project Manager (wpe2a@virginia.edu). For additional questions regarding the advertised climate dynamics project on regional hydroclimate changes, please contact either Kevin Grise (kmg3r@virginia.edu) or Kathleen Schiro (kschiro@virginia.edu).