Excellence in Earth Science Postdoctoral Fellows Program

The University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Geological Sciences invites applicants for its Excellence in Earth Science Postdoctoral Fellows program. As part of our renewed commitment to foster a more inclusive and diverse Earth science community, we are seeking candidates who wouldenhance the diversity of representation and contribute to equity and inclusion in the Department of Geological Sciences. To review the department’s recent efforts to promote JEDI (justice, equity, diversity and inclusion), please see our webpage (www.jsg.utexas.edu/diversity-inclusion/), as well as our school code of conduct (www.jsg.utexas.edu/people/jsg-community/workplace-issues/).

Fellows are expected to pursue independent earth science research in any area that complements or expands upon existing research programs in the department. Successful mentorship of the incoming postdoctoral fellow is a key component of this position. Applicants are required to identify potential mentors and research groups in the Department with whom they would collaborate and are strongly encouraged to reach out to those researchers from DGS to discuss potential areas of collaboration.

The appointment is for two years. Salary is $60,000 per year, plus benefits and includes discretionary funds of $5000 per year. The award is open to recent PhD recipients (degree conferral within the past 5 years) in the Earth, Atmospheric, Oceanic, Planetary Sciences or related fields. The start date is flexible but can begin as early as May 1, 2022.

To be considered, applications must include: (1) a one page statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts; (2) a Curriculum Vitae that includes employment history, publications, and any record of awards or extramural funding; (3) a one-page statement of research interests and background; (4) a one-page proposed research plan (references excluded), including a description of how the research will integrate with and add to existing research in the Department of Geological Sciences; (5) a list of names and contact information for three references; (6) an optional COVID impact statement.

Applicants should apply via the following LINK, and attach all requested applicant material into one single combined PDF format document.

A review of applications will begin February 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. 

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