Opportunities to Work and Study with CSIL

Faculty Sabbatical, EPSCoR, and Fulbright Fellows

  • Junior Faculty from U.S. EPSCoR States are eligible to apply for the Research Fellows program, funding up to 6 months of collaboration at a FEWSION partner institution.
  • Fulbright Scholars from non-U.S. countries are invited to study with a FEWSION partner.
  • Faculty on Sabbatical are invited to study with a FEWSION partner.

Student Opportunities

Information for Prospective Graduate Students


Northern Arizona University’s School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems (SICCS) is recruiting Ph.D. students with graduate research fellowships supported by the FEWSION project. Study Food, Water, and Energy Systems resilience in an interdisciplinary Informatics graduate program, alongside the FEWSION project office and scientists, in beautiful Flagstaff, Arizona! Allied graduate programs and centers at NAU provide additional collaborative and degree opportunities, including the Center for Ecosystem Science and Society (Ecoss) and the School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability (SESES). Women and minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Mobile Hydrology Project seeks an experienced programmer of any rank including students, for the development of mobile applications and back-end server support for hydrology, flood information, and riparian ecology citizen science. The programmer will work with Dr. Ruddell, Dr. Abe Springer, and a national team of scientists on this impactful NSF-funded effort.

Self-funded Professional M.S. students in the Engineering College are also welcome, and we consider funding exceptional Thesis-track M.S. students in the School of Earth and Sustainability on a case by case basis. Contact the FEWSION Project Office at FEWSION@nau.edu with inquiries. The final application deadline is in mid-January, but you should inquire and apply immediately for full consideration on fellowship and teaching assistantship opportunities. See the SICCS website for more information.

We hire exceptional Undergraduate Software Developers for work on mobile apps, websites, databases, and sensor systems, for hourly paid internships. Join us for a paid internship and Undergraduate Research Experience, and learn the ropes!

We seek prospective Ph.D. students to work with Dr. Nick McKay and Dr. Ben Ruddell to pursue an interdisciplinary Ph.D. that blends paleoclimatology and sustainability research. This project focuses on investigating how modern food, water and economic infrastructure would cope with severe prehistoric droughts in the southwest U.S., which were both more extreme and longer-lived than anything observed during the past 200 years. Prospective students will be integrated with both the Paleoclimate Dynamics Laboratory and the Complex Systems Informatics Laboratory at NAU, as well as the larger FEWSION project, which is mapping the interconnectivity between food, energy and water, and their responses to shocks and stresses, for the United States.

Northern Arizona University launched the Presidential Fellowship Program (PFP) in 2015 and offers generous support packages to highly qualified incoming Ph.D. students.  The fellowship awards consist of a graduate assistantship stipend, a supplemental fellowship stipend, full tuition remission, major medical insurance benefits, and annual professional development funding.  Awards are renewable for up to four years.

Current graduate students of Hydrology should consider applying for the CUAHSI Pathfinder Fellowship to visit CSIL in beautiful Flagstaff, Arizona and develop a novel collaborative interdisciplinary research project utilizing FEWSION project data. This program will cover travel and living expenses for roughly a month-long visit. Late summer and winter break are a good time to visit, as is the Fall semester for students who do not currently have coursework.

Staff Opportunities

FEWSION is seeking to fill a Postdoctoral position based out of the project office at Northern Arizona University (NAU) in beautiful Flagstaff, Arizona, with temporary duty locations possibly including Reno, NV (DRI) and Tempe, AZ (ASU). The position is open immediately until filled. Candidates should demonstrate strong scientific writing, quantitative analysis, and programming skills. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply; NAU is an AA/EEO/MWDV employer. A background check is required. Direct inquiries to Ben Ruddell at benjamin.ruddell@nau.edu.  Salary Range:  $45,000 - $55,000 (postdoctoral) depending upon qualifications. Learn more Job ID: 603514.

FEWSION is seeking a Data Scientist to take a leadership role on the construction and curation of core FEWSION project datasets, and on their documentation and accessibility via data models and API’s. The position is based out of the FEWSION project office at Northern Arizona University (NAU) in beautiful Flagstaff, Arizona. The position is open immediately until filled. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply; NAU is an AA/EEO/MWDV employer. A background check is required. Direct inquiries to Ben Ruddell at benjamin.ruddell@nau.edu. Salary Range:  $41,000 - $64,000 (grade 52) depending upon qualifications. Learn more Job ID: 603516.

PLACE4FEWS is a citizen science project that is extending FEWSION to map and study local community food, energy, and water critical infrastructures. FEWSION is seeking a Senior Systems Programmer to lead the integration of FEWSION data with critical infrastructure software transportation models, including models developed at the national laboratories. The position is based out of the FEWSION project office at Northern Arizona University (NAU) in beautiful Flagstaff, Arizona. The position is open immediately until filled. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply; NAU is an AA/EEO/MWDV employer. A background check is required. Direct inquiries to Ben Ruddell at benjamin.ruddell@nau.edu. Salary Range:  $69,000-$88,000 (grade 66) depending upon qualifications. Learn more Job ID:  603515.

WANT TO BE INVOLVED?

Contact the Complex Systems Informatics Laboratory at the NAU School of Informatics, Computing & Cyber Systems if your passion lies in making a difference in the field of Informatics.

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