We are seeking Climate Change Communication Fellows to facilitate undergraduate learning, provide diverse perspectives, and enhance student experiences. This is an excellent opportunity to meet and work directly with climate experts from across the Duke Faculty, to hone your teaching skills, and to improve your own knowledge of climate change issues.

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University Courses provide undergraduate curricular opportunities that engage with issues of societal import (ie. take students on a field trip to Duke Campus Farm). UNIV 102 will approach climate change from multiple disciplinary perspectives and expose students to diverse inquiry and knowledge generation methods. We welcome Communication Fellow applications from graduate students and Postdoctoral researchers from all schools and with any level of teaching experience. 

We expect our Climate Change Communication Fellows to:

  1. Participate in a daylong orientation the week before classes begin.
  2. Attend two hourlong seminars prior to the first day of class that will help them learn how to address contentious topics in the classroom and incorporate active learning exercises in their discussion sections.
  3. Commit 4-5 hours in instruction and grading per week.
  4. Assist the instructors by participating in at least two co-curricular activities of their choice during the semester.
  5. Engage with our Faculty Fellows and help them prepare for their conversations.

You can find a full job description here.

Selected Communication Fellows will be compensated with $3050 for their efforts. If you are interested in applying to serve as a Climate Change Communication Fellow, please fill out the online application form by March 22, 2024. Interviews will take place during the first two weeks of April, and the final selection will be made by April 19, 2024.

Please direct any questions to Dr. Justin Shapiro (justin.shapiro@duke.edu).