[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral Fellowship, Brown University
meredith_hastings at brown.edu
Mon Sep 18 07:14:41 MDT 2017
*Voss Postdoctoral Research associate in environment and society*
The Institute at Brown for Environment and Society (IBES) seeks candidates
for one or more distinguished postdoctoral positions in any field of study
relevant to environmental research. Voss Postdoctoral Research Associates
conduct independent research, but are mentored by one or more IBES
affiliated faculty. These faculty have expertise in a wide variety of
disciplines: Anthropology, Biogeochemistry, Climate Modeling, Ecology,
Economics, Environmental History, Epidemiology, Hydrology, and Sociology
(for a complete list of IBES affiliated faculty see https://www.brown.edu/
Appointments will have an expected term of two years starting in July 2018
or soon thereafter. Postdoctoral Research Assistants receive a salary of
$50,000, plus benefits and a discretionary fund of $5,000/year in addition
to any research funds that may be directed to the project by mentors.
Postdoctoral RAs are expected to devote their appointment to research
activities, but in special cases postdoctoral RAs may have the opportunity
to teach undergraduate courses.
*QUALIFICATIONS AND CRITERIA*
Requirements for the positions include a Ph.D. in a field to the study
relevant to environmental research, ability to take initiative and work
independently, and an interest in contributing to a dialog across
disciplinary boundaries. Applicants should submit a research proposal based
on the guidelines below, including identification of a proposed faculty
mentor. Proposals will be judged on scientific merit, an achievable
research plan, and the degree to which they contribute to or compliment the
research activities of faculty mentors. Letters of support will be
requested from proposed mentors, so applicants will benefit from contacting
proposed mentors early in the process.
To apply, please submit the following items athttp://apply.interfolio.com/
45017 by November 12, 2017.
- Cover letter describing your interest in the position and how this
position relates to your career goals;
- Current CV;
- Required project proposal (1500 words maximum, excluding references):
Proposals should briefly address the following points:
o Title and brief abstract
o Project background and importance: What is known and what is new about
this question? Why does it matter?
o How does this project fit with your own previous work and your proposed
o Project plan: What will you actually do? Include a timeline or work
plan if appropriate. If additional resources will be needed to complete the
work, do you have options for funding them?
o Project outcomes: What products will come out of this project (e.g.
articles, methods, datasets, policy briefs, educational materials)? What
types of support will you need to produce and disseminate these?
o References (not included in 1500 word limit)
- Three letters of reference from advisors or colleagues who know the
applicant’s work well. Referees should submit letters directly through
Interfolio, which will supply a direct link when contact information is
- Note that due to existing obligations, several IBES faculty (Kellner,
Lynch, Mustard, Porder, Roberts, and Sax) cannot serve as the primary
mentor in the current call for Voss Fellows.
*Equal Employment Opportunity Statement*
*Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive
academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers
applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on
the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any
other legally protected status.*
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