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

If our mission and culture appeal to you, we encourage you to get in touch. We do not currently have advertised positions open. Regardless of the positions we are advertising, we are always on the lookout for talented people who align with our values. If the center seems like the right place for you, we encourage you to contact us at 907-474-7320 or to learn more about what we do.

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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