The College of Geosciences at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX invites applications for two (2) Geoscience Future Faculty (GFF) Postdoctoral Research Associate Fellowships. This competitive fellowship is open to individuals who aspire to develop research programs of their own as faculty members. The College of Geosciences is one of the nationâ™s most comprehensive Earth-system colleges and is committed to the discovery, advancement and application of knowledge fundamental to understanding our planet and its resources for a sustainable future. Our disciplinary research and educational excellence are built on cutting-edge analyses and observations, numerical simulations and theoretical studies, and field-based data collection at all spatial and temporal scales. We welcome applicants with research interests connected to one of our four departments- Atmospheric Sciences, Geography, Geology & Geophysics, and Oceanography. In addition, individuals with backgrounds in other related disciplines i.e. chemistry, physics, biology, environmental science, or mathematics and an interest in applying their skills to research topics within the Geosciences are encouraged to apply.
The goals of the GFF Postdoctoral Research Associate Fellowship are to advance interdisciplinary research, increase diversity within the geosciences and develop future leaders. The College of Geosciences is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive climate for faculty, staff, and students. We seek a postdoctoral fellow with a demonstrated track record of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.Â The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.
The postdoctoral position is awarded for two years and includes a generous support package comprised of a stipend ($60,000/yr) for a 12-month appointment, research funds ($15,000/yr, including relocation support), plus health-care benefits. In addition, postdoctoral fellows join college-wide GFF postdocs and additional department-level postdocs. The cohort will engage in structured one-on-one mentoring and will have access to customized professional development opportunities such as grant writing, publication training, teaching seminars, and other desired trainings to support their preparation for faculty careers.
GFF Postdoctoral Research Associate Fellowship is a program for early career PhDs. Applicants should have earned their PhD between December 2016- December 2020, and are expected to start by September 2020.
Interested applicants should contact possible faculty mentors within the College to discuss potential research projects. The following materials will be required for application:
A current CV.
A short statement (2-3 pages) of research interests and a proposed research plan.
A statement (2 pages) explaining how the applicantâ™s scholarship, teaching, and/or other experiences have demonstrated a commitment to diversity and how that commitment may benefit the College of Geosciences and Texas A&M University. For more information about diversity and climate efforts in the College of Geosciences:
Internal Number: R-026053
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