Student/Post-Doc Opportunities

The SURF program provides promising undergraduates the opportunity to gain valuable research experience, improve their skills in climate science, and expand their knowledge of environmental issues in Hawaiʻi and Guam, working with a faculty mentor on a climate science or adaptation research project.

Check the SURF page for more details of the program.

PI-CASC offers full-time funding for graduate students at UH Mānoa, UH Hilo, and UOG who are working toward advanced degrees in climate related topics. Graduate Scholars are also expected to participate in professional development and outreach projects that support their progress toward succesful completion of their thesis and/or dissertation and valuable opportunities to further their education, while addressing the mission and vision of PI-CASC.

Details will be provided when the next opportunity is available.

Other Opportunities

June 24, 6:00 – 7:00 pm HST
The Kahalo Hotel & Resort and the Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology present a Sunset Seminar Series on final Fridays through October 2022. This month’s in-person seminar is titled “How math and coding can help us protect Hawaiʻi’s coral reefs” with speaker Sophia Rahnke, a master’s student at HIMB. Complementary pups and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. Register to reserve a spot.

June 29, 1:00 – 2:30 pm EDT/7:00 – 8:30 am HST
The Duke University Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions presents “Taking the High Road: Strengthening Coastal Flood Resilience of Transportation Infrastructure” with a panel from federal and state government and civil society to describe how they incorporate resiliency into transportation decision-making, including tools they have developed and their applicability across the US. For more details and to register, visit the Duke webinar announcement.

July 11-15, 3:30 – 5:30 pm HST
In connection with the Goldschmidt Conference, a meeting for geochemists from around the world, you are invited to join a series of presentations for K-12 and college educators as well as high school and college students: “Geology through a cultural lens – Diverse perspectives on the natural world.” The Geochemical Society welcomes participation by secondary and college-level science teachers, as well as high school science student groups, on one or multiple days. There is no charge to attend but registration is required. Each day will focus on a different theme: Earth–Land and Sea, Fire, Life Cycles, Water, The Sky Above. You can join in-person at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center or remotely via Zoom.

Honolulu Resilience Office is hiring
The City and County of Honolulu Office of Climate Change and Sustainability and Resiliency has a variety of openings, particularly several Americorps VISTA roles. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis with VISTA positions closing on June 30, 2022, but other staff openings available until filled. For more details and to apply, visit the Resilience Office website.

Nominations for Review Editors for the NCA5
USGCRP is seeking nominations for Review Editors for the Fifth National Climate Assessment (NCA5). The Review Editor plays a critical role on the assessment, ensuring that the author teams appropriately consider and respond to all public and peer review comments. Review Editor nominees should be technical experts with climate-related proficiency in at least one of the regions, sectors, or response topics outlined in the NCA5 Table of Contents. Nominations must be submitted via the USGCRP Contribute site by July 1, 2022. Please visit USGCRP’s Open Notices or the Federal Register Notice for additional information.

Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife is hiring
The US Fish and Wildlife Service’s Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office is hiring five GS-11 Fish and Wildlife positions to be stationed in several sites in the Hawaiian Islands and Guam. For more details of job duties and requirements, visit the USAJobs listing. Apply by July 5, 2022.

Hanauma Bay Education Specialist
The University of Hawaiʻi Sea Grant College Program is hiring an education specialist to help coordinate its marine education programs at Hanauma Bay, as well as other efforts in marine science education. This is a full-time but temporary position, lasting through October 2022. To apply, visit the University of Hawaiʻi job listing and apply by July 7, 2022.

AK CASC/NAFWS hiring two assistant tribal climate resilience liaisons
The Native American Fish and Wildlife Society (NAFWS), is hiring two assistant tribal climate resilience liaisons who will work with the Alaska CASC senior liaison to build collaborative and meaningful relationships between the UAF/USGS partnership and Alaska Native Tribes and other entities in order to address management and adaptation needs across the state. The position will be located in Anchorage, Fairbanks, or Juneau, AK. For more details, visit the NAFWS job description. Applications are due July 8, 2022.

Northwest CASC hiring a Deputy University Director
The Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center, hosted by the University of Washington Climate Impacts Group on behalf of a multi-university consortium that includes Boise State University, Oregon State University, University of Montana, Washington State University and Western Washington University, is seeking a Deputy University Director. They are seeking a candidate with a Ph.D. in an area of natural or social science related to climate change and with demonstrated experience conducting research, assessment, evaluation or stakeholder engagement related to climate change impacts and/or adaptation. For more detail and to apply, visit the University of Washington job listing. Applications are due by July 15, 2022.

USGS RISCC Fellowship
The Regional Invasive Species and Climate Change (RISCC) Management network (, in collaboration with the National Invasive Species Council, is seeking a fellow to conduct research at the intersection of climate science and invasive species management to contribute to prioritizing management action in the face of global change across the U.S.  As a member of the RISCC network, the fellow will collaborate in stakeholder-driven research and engage in actionable science and science communication that serves the network. The position will ideally be located at the U.S. Geological Survey Northeast CASC office on the campus of University of Massachusetts in Amherst. For more details and to apply, visit the ORISE job description and apply by August 1, 2022.

Michigan Sea Grant seeks new director
The University of Michigan is seeking an associate or full professor to lead the Michigan Sea Grant (MISG) program. This position is a full-time, 12-month tenured faculty position with a 50% administrative effort as Director, and will be housed in the School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS), but is open to faculty from a range of disciplines and areas of expertise, including the natural sciences, social sciences, or coupled natural-human systems. For more details and how to apply, visit the University of Michigan job listing. Review of applications will begin August 15, 2022.

Funding Opportunities List
The Hawaiʻi Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations has made an excellent calendar listing of local and national funding opportunities, arranged by due date. Check it out at the HANO website and bookmark it for future reference!