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The Senior Program Officer (SPO) leads a project team and is responsible for the support of the ongoing design, development, and implementation of the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact. The SPO manages the Compact’s secretariat functions with direction from the Director of Urban Resilience and the Compact’s Staff Steering Committee. The position is responsible for high quality coordination between the Compact parties, other key stakeholders, and ISC staff to deliver a series of capacity-building activities to advance regional resilience, sustainability and emission reduction objectives, stakeholder engagement and outreach, program analysis to identify promising practices for application in the region, program design and implementation, and monitoring and evaluation.

This position is located in Southeast Florida, under a work-from-home arrangement or shared office space with remote supervision. Extensive travel within the region (Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach Counties) is required; some travel outside the region is required.

The University of Central Florida recently established an interdisciplinary cluster approach to strengthen its academic offerings and research mission. In support of this effort, we are hiring faculty in the area of Sustainable Coastal Systems. The goal is to bring together a core group of faculty who work across traditional research boundaries or are working in transdisciplinary fields. We invite applications from individuals who are active research leaders in the interdisciplinary fields of 1) disease ecology (assistant/associate professor), 2) environmental policy or coastal political geography (open rank), and 3) coastal ecotourism or ecological economics (open rank). These three hires will join almost 40 current cluster-affiliated faculty, representing twelve departments and seven colleges, to lead a world-class effort to understand and assess natural and human-related impacts to coastal ecosystem health, restoration, sustainability, and mitigation; and ultimately to characterize and integrate physical, chemical, biological, and socio-economic processes impacting coastal communities and ecosystems. Specifically we seek:

1. Tenure-track assistant professor or tenured associate professor who uses modeling and empirical field and laboratory work to address fundamental ecological and evolutionary questions about any coastal host-pathogen systems, with interdisciplinary research interests in ecological modeling, coastal biogeochemistry, marine ecosystem dynamics, or coastal disease ecology (infectious diseases in natural [not aquaculture] systems), and who is working at the interface of social and biological sciences; or

2. Tenure-track assistant professor or tenured associate professor or full professor with interdisciplinary research interests in coastal ecotourism or environmental/ecological economics and empirical analyses related to coastal systems and coupled human-natural systems. Research interests could include coastal ecotourism, renewable resource modeling; ecosystem services valuation; environmental risk analysis; or environmental policy analysis; or

3. Tenure-track assistant professor or tenured associate professor or full professor with interdisciplinary research focused on environmental policy or coastal political geography who addresses the coastal zone as a single integrated ecological-social-economic system.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the largest general scientific society in the world. The fellowship program offers hands-on opportunities to apply your scientific knowledge and technical skills to important societal challenges. As a fellow, you will serve a yearlong assignment in a selected area of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of the federal government in Washington, D.C., enhancing your professional influence by tackling problems and participating in policy development and implementation.

Florida International University (FIU) has recently launched the Sea Level Solutions Center (SLSC) to develop and implement effective policies and strategies to address the imminent threat of rising seas to resources and security. Rising seas threaten low-lying, flood-prone coastal areas around the world, with ramifications that are already rippling through societies. Miami ranks as one of the world’s most vulnerable urban regions in terms of assets exposed to sea level rise and violent storms. It will take cooperation – from local to international levels – to develop effective solutions. Therefore, FIU’s SLSC brings together a vibrant group of researchers and practitioners working on monitoring the effects of sea level rise and developing adaptation strategies from a wide range of disciplines, including architecture, biology, chemistry, communications, earth & environment, ecology, engineering, hydrology, public health, and others (see SLSC is housed in the Institute of Water and Environment, one of FIU’s five preeminent research Institutes (see The SLSC fits within the overall mission of FIU to turn the “impossible into the inevitable”.

FIU now invites applications for the Director of the Sea Level Solutions Center (SLSC). The grand vision for the SLSC is to design and implement short- and long-term adaptation strategies for a prosperous South Florida into the 22nd century by advancing the understanding of sea level rise and its impacts, and converting this understanding into actions that benefit societies locally, nationally, and globally. The SLSC Director will work with local, regional, national and international partners, funding organizations, and government entities to secure extramural funding to transform the SLSC into an internationally recognized thought and solution leader Center. 

The successful SLSC Director candidate will be a visionary leader with an established national and international reputation in any discipline broadly associated with global climate change. Priority will be given to those with extensive experience in coastal resilience to sea level rise.  Excellent skills in public speaking, cross-disciplinary collaboration, and communication to multiple audiences are required. Evidence of an exemplary record of leadership, community engagement, industry and foundation partnerships, scholarly productivity, and grant success is expected. The Director will have a tenure home in the department most closely aligned with her/his particular discipline.

Deadline: To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by August 1, 2017.  Review will continue until position is filled.
The mission of the NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP) is to promote excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the U. S. government through the administration of programs offering graduate, postdoctoral, and senior level research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.

In these programs, prospective applicants select a research project or projects from among the large group of opportunities listed on this website. Prior to completing an application, prospective applicants should contact the proposed Research Adviser to assure that funding will be available if their application is recommended by NRC panels. Once mutual interest is established between a prospective applicant and a Research Adviser, an application is submitted through the NRC WebRap system. Reviews are conducted four times each year and review results are available approximately 6-8 weeks following the application deadline.

Prospective applicants should read carefully the details of the program to which they are applying. In particular, note eligibility details. Some laboratories have citizenship restrictions (open only to U.S. citizens and permanent residents) and some laboratories have research opportunities that are not open to senior applicants (more than 5 years beyond the PhD). When searching for research opportunities you may limit your search to only those laboratories which match your eligibility criteria. In addition, note the application deadlines, as not all laboratories participate in all reviews.

There are four annual review cycles: 
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