The CZO team strongly encourages members of the scientific and educational community to take advantage of the infrastructure, data, and people available at the CZOs. All CZOs are committed to collaborative engagement.  Additional opportunities may be listed on the Opportunties page for each CZO; use the "Move Laterally" menu below.

See Opportunities Archive >

Individual CZO observatories may have additional postings.
Use the above "move laterally" menu.

Opportunities are also posted in the CZO Email Newsletter and on Twitter.

Our partner CZEN may have additional postings.
Visit CZEN Jobs & Opportunities

Please join us! We're a friendly and open community.

Interested in CZO science? Our strengths include:
  • NSF-supported collective of observatories
  • Cutting edge science and technology
  • Interdisciplinary collaborative teams
  • Cooperative and synthesis research
  • Open data access
A How-to Guide to Collaborative Research with a U.S. Critical Zone Observatory
  1. Begin with a hypothesis-driven science question or novel educational activity that could effectively be addressed in a CZO or cross-CZO context.
  2. Utilize online information about existing research and education opportunities, data, infrastructure, etc. at the CZOs
    • some data are publicly online, but other data associated with work in progress may require further inquiry with a PI
  3. Communicate with the appropriate CZO PI
    • provide information regarding timing, data, space, field needs
  4. If the activity involves more than one CZO, also communicate with the CZO national office
  5. Write and submit a proposal to an appropriate NSF directorate or other funding agency/source
  6. Project implementation

Contact Us

  • Tim White

    National Office Director

    Penn State
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  • Sarah Sharkey

    National Office Coordinator

    Science Across Virtual Institutes (SAVI) Staff

    Penn State
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  • William Dietrich

    Lead-PI, PI Committee Chair


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  • David Lubinski

    CZO Webmaster

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  • Don Haas



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