The Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies (ICHS) at the University of Alaska Anchorage seeks to improve the health of the residents of Alaska and the circumpolar north by understanding and addressing the factors that affect health and inform policy in our region. The ICHS is seeking two scholars who have completed their doctoral training to engage in an intensive two-year postdoctoral training program at the University of Alaska Anchorage. The program will consist of two years of intensive scholar-directed research conducted in collaboration with distinguished faculty mentors at the University of Alaska, and focused on health issues of particular relevance for Alaskan residents. The training curriculum will foster cross-disciplinary thinking and dialogue, as scholars and faculty from different disciplines at the University of Alaska assess and respond to the variety of contextual forces shaping population health in Alaska and the circumpolar north.

Candidates must have completed their doctoral training (including the award of their doctoral degree or letter of completion from their registrar's office) by the time of entry into the program (May or June
2010) in one of a variety of fields including, but not limited to:
behavioral and social sciences, biological and natural sciences, public policy, and public health. Past training in health-related areas is not a requirement, but applicants must clearly connect their postdoctoral research interests to substantive circumpolar health concerns.
Applicants should welcome the challenge of conducting research in Alaska. Publication experience, professional meeting presentations, and seminar or classroom teaching experience are preferred. ICHS is particularly interested in individuals whose research experience includes addiction to alcohol, tobacco, and other substances, diet and nutrition, and global climate change.

Applications to these positions will be accepted electronically. Details on the application process, including required documentation and submission procedures, can be accessed by clicking on the 'full description' link at:

Individuals placed in the program must be willing to relocate to Anchorage for the duration of the two-year program. They should not pursue other degrees during the program period.

For further information, please click on the 'full description' link at:

Or contact:
David Driscoll