East-West Center
Honolulu, Hawaii
$70,828 plus an attractive benefits package
Aug 23, 2019
Sep 22, 2019
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The East-West Center Research Program is seeking to hire a Fellow for a one-year position focused on drought and climate variability in the Hawai‘i/Pacific region. The Fellow will lead a knowledge exchange and technical assistance process with identified partners in the Hawai‘i and Pacific Islands region to co-produce site-specific drought statistics and data products to meet the needs of resource managers.

The Fellow will engage in cooperative research that supports activities to build adaptive capacity to climate variability and change in Hawai‘i and the U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands; improve drought resilience and responses of land managers; reduce wildfire risk; protect threatened and endangered species and important natural resources; and incorporate Native Hawaiian knowledge in management of drought in the region. The Fellow will analyze available gridded climate datasets; work with stakeholders to produce outputs to communicate study findings and project milestones; write scholarly reports; plan, organize, and participate in outreach and communication activities; develop proposals for external funding; and seek opportunities for collaboration within the East-West Center and other partner organizations.


  • Ph.D. in a relevant discipline (e.g. climate science, geography, ecology, atmospheric science, natural resources, or environmental management)
  • Proficiency in meteorological data analysis and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Demonstrated capacity in analytical and policy-relevant research in an area related to climate science or environmental science policy and management
  • Excellent communication skills in the English language
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate results and recommendations in a clear and concise manner to academic as well as informed policy, public, and private-sector audiences
  • Record of scholarly activity (e.g., publications, presentations, grants)
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively as part of a transdisciplinary team


  • Demonstrated strength in statistical analysis and processing of large datasets in Hawai‘i
  • Ability to use appropriate software (e.g., ArcGIS, R, Python, Matlab)
  • Knowledge of contemporary issues related to climate change, drought, management strategies, and policy
  • Experience in climate change communication
  • Research experience in the Pacific Islands region

COMPENSATION: an annual salary of $70,828 (which includes a cost-of-living allowance currently at 10.64%, but subject to change) and an attractive benefits package.

TO APPLY: Submit an application at www.eastwestcenter.org/employment. Applications must include a cover letter documenting relevant interests, qualifications, experience, and future research plans; a curriculum vitae; two recent publications; and the names and contact information for three referees.

Applications received by September 16, 2019 will receive full consideration. The EWC retains the right not to fill the position.

For further information on the East-West Center, please see our website at www.EastWestCenter.org

An Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled