Opportunities to Work and Study with Dr. Ruddell and the CSIL Lab at NAU

Faculty Sabbatical, EPSCoR, and Fulbright Fellows

  • Junior Faculty from US 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-US countries are invited to study with a FEWSIONpartner.

  • Faculty on Sabbatical are invited to study with a FEWSION partner.

Postdoctoral Scholars

One position is open immediately for a Postdoctoral Scholar at the FEWSION Project Office in beautiful Flagstaff, Arizona (NAU), with possible duty locations also including Tempe, Arizona (ASU) and Reno, NV. This scholar will contribute to core data product generation and publication activities. Qualifications include an established track record of publication in top-tier journals, excellent writing and communication skills, strong programming and data analysis skills, and a PhD in Engineering, Computer Science, Geoscience, Economics, or a related field. Contact the FEWSION Project Office at FEWSION@nau.edu with inquiries.

Graduate Students

Northern Arizona University’s School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems (SICCS, http://nau.edu/siccs/) is recruiting for Fall 2017 admission one or more 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, http://ecoss.nau.edu/) and the School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability (SESES, http://nau.edu/cefns/natsci/seses/). Women and minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Self-funded Professional M.S. students are also welcome. Contact the FEWSION Project Office at FEWSION@nau.edu with inquiries. The final application deadline can be found here:(http://nau.edu/SICCS/Academics/PhD-INF/).

Master Classes

Master Class: Water Sustainability in a Global Economy

CUAHSI offered a Master Class on Water Sustainability in a Global Economy on May 16-29, 2017 in Flagstaff, Arizona. The class was founded by Megan Konar (UIUC) and Ben Ruddell (NAU), and is taught with the help of a broader team of scientists. The class is intended for graduate students in Hydrology and Water Resources science and engineering programs requiring focused training on modern research methods in embodied water resources accounting in a regional and global economy context. The class is of interest to graduate students interested in the FEWSION project’s methods and data. An overview of major modern methods is provided to help the student identify the most appropriate tools for their current research problems. This is a great way to meet students and scientists who share your interest in the water economy, socio-hydrology, and in coupled natural-human systems research. The class will be offered in May in Flagstaff, AZ on selected years, but not necessarily annually. The course charges a modest fee and requires that students cover travel costs, but some discounts and scholarships are available for early registrants. College credit is not granted but participants might be eligible for continuing education or independent study credit if they make these arrangements with the instructors and their home institution. Inquire with CUAHSI and the instructors if you are interested in more information. 

CUAHSI Trainings and Workshops

Courses at NAU

Informatics for Smart and Sustainable Cities, INF622 at NAU

This course offers a problem-oriented and project-based curriculum, focused on analytics and data that inform the sustainability, policies, planning, and management of a modern city. Students will learn to use data and analysis tools to quantitatively study city resource use, footprints, productivity, safety, demographics, and development, including GIS applications and use of databases, sensor data, and the synthesis and fusion of diverse local, state, and federal datasets. Students will engage with staff from the City of Flagstaff and NAU’s Facilities and Sustainability offices to learn about problems and solutions, and to complete projects to help solve current campus and city problems. This course is relevant to quantitatively-oriented students of engineering, planning, sustainability, and policy.

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City of Flagstaff, Arizona
NAU Facility Services
Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority (NAIPTA)