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Position title: LTER Inclusion and Access Coordinator at NCEAS

Salary range: This full-time Academic Coordinator 1 position offers a competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience (https://ap.ucsb.edu/compensation.and.benefits/ucsb.salary.scales/36.pdf). Expected salary range is $65,000-$80,000.
Anticipated start: Autumn 2023
Position duration: The initial appointment is for 12 months, with extension pending available funds and strong performance.


Open date: August 25, 2023

Next review date: Friday, Sep 22, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Jan 31, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.



The LTER Network Office seeks a collaborative and purpose-driven individual to assist LTER sites in developing and implementing strategies for broadening participation and increasing inclusion and access.


The Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program was established by the National Science Foundation in 1980 to study ecological processes operating on decadal-to-century time scales. Today, 27 sites located in diverse biomes generate a steady flow of high impact, team-driven science. Each year hundreds of graduate and undergraduate students work side-by-side with professional researchers and faculty members at LTER sites. At the same time, professional communities-of-practice and scientific synthesis efforts build interactions across sites.

These rich mentoring and networking opportunities serve as levers for promoting broader participation and inclusion in the Network and in environmental sciences in general.

For more information about the LTER Network, visit: https://lternet.edu/.


This newly-created position requires a creative problem-solver with strong relationship-building skills and experience in programs to broaden participation in science. Under the supervision of the Director of the LTER Network Office and in partnership with the LTER Network Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) committee and the National Science Foundation, the LTER Inclusion and Access Coordinator will design and promote a network-wide strategy for expanding inclusion and access. They will curate resources, organize trainings, develop document templates, and help LTER sites to build internal capacity as they work to lower and eliminate barriers to inclusion and access in LTER research.

The LTER Network Office is based at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS). NCEAS is committed to improving diversity and inclusion in science. We value the diversity of expertise, backgrounds, needs, and experiences reflected among our residents, visitors, and broader communities. We are committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, age, gender identity, parental status, sexual orientation, (dis)ability, citizenship status, and nationality. To see the steps we are taking to advance diversity and inclusion please see our full statement here: https://www.nceas.ucsb.edu/diversity-inclusion.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service as appropriate to the position.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

  • At least 1 year of experience implementing programs to broaden participation in scientific research

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

  • A baccalaureate degree, or equivalent experience, in environmental science, Earth science, ecology, sociology, psychology, or a related field by the time of appointment.

Preferred qualifications

  • Able to present information clearly, concisely, and compellingly (in writing, in person, and online)
  • Able to build trusting relationships with individuals at various career stages
  • Familiar with online collaboration technologies (shared drives and documents, videoconferencing, etc.)
  • Familiar with field or ship-board research conditions
  • Familiar with academic processes


Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter – Cover Letter, including:Interest in the position
    Qualifications related to the position
    Experience in supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
Name and contact information for three references. The top candidate’s references will be contacted before the final job offer.

Apply link: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02561

Help contact: ikclark@ucsb.edu


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs, as may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.