CEDAR email: Postdoctoral Research Scholar Exploration Fellowship in Earth and Space Science

katrina bossert katrina.bossert at gmail.com
Sun Nov 1 11:34:50 MST 2020

The School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) in The College of Liberal
Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University invites applications for the
postdoctoral research scholar position of Exploration Fellow. The mission
of the postdoctoral fellowship is to foster SESE’s interdisciplinary
research program by attracting and supporting outstanding early-career
scientists and engineers to pursue independent research in collaboration
with SESE faculty. Research areas within SESE encompass theoretical and
observational astrophysics, astrobiology, cosmology, geology, Earth surface
processes, planetary science, instrumentation and systems engineering, and
science education. Anticipated start date for the position is July 2021.
Incoming Fellows will receive an annual stipend of $69,000 with health
benefits, plus $12,000 per year in discretionary research funds. A
relocation allowance will also be provided. The initial appointment is for
one year with subsequent annual renewal for up to a total of three years,
contingent upon satisfactory performance, the needs of the university, and
availability of resources.

Interested candidates should contact two faculty members in SESE to discuss
potential collaborative research topics and determine whether they would
agree to serve as an Exploration Fellow mentor. Preference will be given to
proposals that include interdisciplinary research spanning multiple
research areas within SESE.

Essential duties of the position: The successful applicant will conduct
original research, document results and write journal articles, and present
at scientific meetings.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. by the time of appointment in a field
relevant to Earth and Space exploration, including (but not limited to)
astrophysics, physics, chemistry, geology, biology, and engineering.
Candidates must be within five years from receipt of the doctoral degree.

Desired Qualifications: (1) a research proposal that demonstrates
relevance, interdisciplinary merit, and/or potential impact of the proposed
research activities to the overarching “big picture” research questions in
the field and to the mission of SESE, (2) a record of prior achievement and
experience demonstrating the potential to accomplish proposed research
objectives, and (3) evidence of strong verbal and written communication

To apply, please submit to http://apply.interfolio.com/80533

 to include the following:

●  A cover letter identifying the proposed research topic and the names of
the two faculty mentors

●  A current curriculum vitae

●  A research proposal not longer than five pages (including figures and

●  One paper exemplifying the applicant’s research

●  Contact information for three references

Deadline for initial review of complete applications will be December 15,
2020. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a
reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the
order in which they were received until the position is closed.

Postdoctoral benefits can be found at:

More information about the Exploration Fellowship can be found at:


More information about the department can be found here:

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (https://thecollege.asu.edu/faculty)
at ASU values cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives
to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially
interested in applicant who will be able to add to the diversity of the
academic community of the College.

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Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to
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status, or any other basis protected by law.

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