Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


The Juneau Icefield Research Program (JIRP) invites applications to join our teaching faculty for the Summer 2020 field season. JIRP is an interdisciplinary summer field school, aimed at undergraduate Earth science students interested alpine and polar environments. JIRP is an immersive training experience for students in expeditionary research, glacier travel, field techniques, and fundamental science. JIRP maintains remote field stations across the Juneau Icefield in Southeast Alaska, and one of the world’s longest-running glacier monitoring programs.

We seek instructors who can contribute to our core curriculum of glaciology, glacial geology, and climate science, as well as in complementary areas of atmospheric science, polar ecology, biogeochemistry, geomorphology, tectonics, polar engineering, or related fields. Our teaching faculty are volunteers eager to share their passion and knowledge with students in one of the most spectacular and engaging classrooms on Earth. JIRP covers all costs of our teaching faculty once they arrive in Juneau, including food, lodging, and helicopter flights. Teaching faculty support our summer undergraduate education program by delivering lectures, leading workshops/exercises, and mentoring students on research projects. There is opportunity for faculty to conduct their own research, collaborate on existing projects, and to develop active learning pedagogy. JIRP is also an excellent opportunity for graduate students to hone their teaching and mentoring techniques.

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Applications will close on January 17th, 2020.

Please note that JIRP also supports a separate Research Faculty track for scientists looking to conduct externally-funded projects on the Juneau Icefield. To apply for the research track or learn more about the different faculty options, please visit this page, or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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