United States
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research

The Polar Science Early Career Community Office (PSECCO) invites US-based early career polar scientists to apply to serve on the PSECCO Advisory Board

PSECCO is a community-building and support effort for early career scientists focused on promoting community building, accessibility and inclusion and supporting diversity in the polar sciences, funded by NSF and housed at the University of Colorado. 

What? The advisory board provides strategic guidance to help shape PSECCO activities supporting the early career polar science community, are available as a resource for the PSECCO Director, and serve on PSECCO selection committees. Board members will serve a two-year term and are expected to participate in quarterly board meetings. Polar is defined here as folks who work in or with matters pertaining to Antarctic, Arctic, or high alpine regions. 

Who? The advisory board consists of seven established polar scientists with different expertise, and at least four polar early career scientists, with several of these early career researcher seats up open to applications. A range of early career stages and disciplines, including non-field research, are and will be represented. New members of the board will be compensated up to $1200 per year for their time. 

Apply! As an organization committed to enhancing diversity and inclusion in the polar sciences, members of groups traditionally underrepresented in STEM disciplines and those with a demonstrated passion for diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion leadership are particularly encouraged to apply. All applicants should be based in the US but are not required to be US citizens. Please complete the short application form here to indicate your interest by June 12, 2024. 

If you have any questions, please email psecco@colorado.edu.;

Kind regards, 

Mariama Dryák-Vallies (she/her) “How do I pronounce that?
Director, Polar Science Early Career Community Office
CIRES Education & Outreach, University of Colorado Boulder
Situated on the traditional & ancestral homelands of the Arapaho, Ute, and Cheyenne peoples
mariama.dryak@colorado.edu | psecco@colorado.edu