Job Board

The Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments (CISA) is seeking an outreach and communications specialist to assist in efforts to improve regional capacity to cope with climate variability and change.  CISA is part of the NOAA-funded Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments program. CISA is committed to improving the range, quality, relevance, and accessibility of climate information for decision making and resource management in North and South Carolina. Major efforts in the coming year will focus on assembling inputs on major climate risks, impacts, and vulnerabilities in support of the National Climate Assessment, organizing activities to advance drought preparedness in support of the National Integrated Drought Information System, and supporting engagement with decision makers engaged in issues intersecting climate and watershed and coastal management, human health, and adaptation.

The specialist will work with an interdisciplinary team of researchers and partners in climate-sensitive sectors.  The specialist will be responsible for coordinating stakeholder contacts, organizing webinars, meetings, and workshops; participating in stakeholder organized events; and preparing workshop and meeting reports. The position will be based in the Department of Geography at the University of South Carolina – Columbia and involve regular travel to meet with partners throughout the region.

Applicants should have completed a master’s degree and experience working on climate, water, or related environmental issues is strongly preferred.  The project requires strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work independently.  Candidates must also demonstrate proficiency in with basic computer software (word processing, spreadsheets, and database programs) and have the ability to utilize new software with minimum instruction.

The position is for one -year with the possibility of extension based on performance and availability of funding. Salary Range: $34,000-42,000. Level commensurate with experience.  Applications due July 23rd.

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Science news officer at the University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania is seeking a science news officer to handle research news and media relations for the School of Engineering and AppliedScience, the School of Veterinary Medicine, the School of Dental Medicine and the science departments of the School of Arts and Sciences.

The ideal candidate would have previous media-relations experience, preferably in a higher-education setting.  A background in science writing is necessary.  Experience in dealing with major national and international news media is a definite plus; however, someone without that level of media-relations experience might be considered if he or she can offer abundant evidence of being able to rise to that level with minimal start-up time.

The position also involves writing for the Web and for internal publications.

We seek a self-starter who can see the broad picture while also attending to details, who can work with Ivy League deans and faculty in translating research for lay audiences and who is a team player as well as an independent worker.  The position requires excellent writing skills, and a writing test will be administered.

The position is part of the central University Communications Office at Penn and reports to the director of media relations.

Should you wish to inquire about the position, please e-mail Ron Ozio, director, media relations, at  Please note: no phone calls or unannounced visits please.


Editor of Swarthmore College’s Alumni Magazine

Job opportunity available  to serve as editor of Swarthmore College’s alumni magazine and director of publications.  LINK