Job Opportunities

The Earthquake Center’s success is built through the collaboration of people with different specialties. Our team includes scientists, technicians, engineers, communications professionals, IT specialists, and administrative professionals. We are a cooperative environment where projects and operations are executed by well-empowered teams.

The center’s values emphasize employee flexibility, the open sharing of different perspectives, and a commitment to serving Alaska and Alaskans. The center values staff members with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. We share a commitment to increasing our awareness and action to support diversity and inclusivity. Professional growth and development are supported and encouraged. The Earthquake Center is a mission-driven organization set within the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The university offers an attractive work environment and strong benefits. 



The Earthquake Center applies these values to carry out our mission of strengthening Alaska’s resilience to earthquakes and tsunamis through monitoring, research, and public engagement.


Open Positions

Staff Positions

Field Engineer

The Alaska Earthquake Center (AEC) is seeking motivated individuals to fill multiple Field Engineer positions. We are looking for someone who is passionate about engineering and science and has experience working in the field. You will be responsible for planning and conducting field maintenance campaigns for our network of over 250 monitoring stations across Alaska. If you are comfortable working independently and enjoy being outdoors, we want to hear from you. Apply and join our dynamic Field Team! (Job number: 524515)

Student Positions

There are student positions in various disciplines open. Contact us at or 907-474-732 to discuss your interests so we can connect you with a project that will support your academic and career goals. (It really helps to contact us directly, even if you are already in the student employment pool.)



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