[ES_JOBS_NET] Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship in Geosciences at Penn State

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Tue Aug 16 14:43:50 MDT 2016

The Department of Geosciences at The Pennsylvania State University invites
applications for a Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship in Geosciences.
This newly established position will support an outstanding scholar
interested in stimulating interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation
among the Department’s faculty and students. The postdoctoral fellow will
receive an annual stipend of $55,000 with a benefits package and $15,000 in
discretionary research funds. The fellowship has an initial appointment
period of 18 months with the possibility of extension to two years.

 The Department of Geosciences is part of the College of Earth and Mineral
Sciences, and houses internationally recognized research programs spanning
a broad spectrum of Earth Science disciplines, including earth surface
dynamics, geodynamics, crustal evolution, petrology, volcanology and
tectonics, paleobiology, hydrology, Earth system science, (paleo)climate,
paleoceanography and cryospheric science, microbial geobiology and
biogeochemistry, Earth and planetary system evolution, solid-earth and
low-temperature geochemistry, geomechanics and seismology (further
information is available at: http://www.geosc.psu.edu). The Department is
closely tied to the Materials Research Institute, the Earth and
Environmental Systems Institute, the Energy Institute, the Astrobiology
Research Center, the Institute for CyberScience, the Huck Life Sciences
Institute, and the Institutes of Energy and the Environment at Penn State.

 Applicants must have a Ph.D. in geosciences or a related field awarded
within three years of the time of appointment. Before applying, candidates
should explore possible research topics with faculty in the Department of
Geosciences, and develop a short (no longer than 5 pages including figures
and references) proposal of research to be completed during the fellowship
period. Preference will be given to candidates whose proposals involve
collaboration among two or more departmental faculty members, particularly
if this collaboration will establish new directions in their research.
Applicants should submit their proposal, a complete curriculum vitae, and
contact information for three references.  Review of applications will
begin on October 15th and continue until the position is filled.
Appointment may begin as early as January 1, 2017. For further information
or questions, please contact Stacie Hugney, slg9 at psu.edu.

 Apply to job 64713 at https://psu.jobs/job/64713


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