Distinguished Postdoctoral Scholar

Florida International University (Miami, Fl)
February 22 2018
Job Opening ID 514746
Position Type
Full Time
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Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a “R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity” and recognized as a Carnegie Community Engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as business, engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy and is ranked second in Florida in Forbes Magazine’s “America’s Best Employers” list. FIU graduates are consistently among the highest paid college graduates in Florida and are among the leaders of public and private organizations throughout South Florida. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission with multiple state-of-the-art research facilities including the Wall of Wind Research and Testing FacilityFIU’s Medina Aquarius Program and the Advanced Materials Engineering Research Institute. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, the Miami Beach Urban Studios, and Tianjin, China. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit http://www.fiu.edu/.


Position Title:  Distinguished Postdoctoral Scholar

Location:  Florida International University, Miami, Florida

Rank: Postdoctoral Associate

Application Deadline: March 31, 2018


The College of Arts, Science & Education (CASE) at Florida International University (FIU), Miami, FL (USA) is seeking multiple candidates to serve as Distinguished Postdoctoral Scholars in fields of study relevant to CASE’s scholarly research areas in the sciences, humanities and education. Additionally, scholars may work with one of our preeminent centers including the Institute for Water & Environment, the Center for Children & Families, and the STEM Transformation Institute.

The CASE Postdoctoral Scholars will work with a mentor/scholar of their choice. While the primary focus for the Postdoctoral Scholars will be to conduct scholarly activities and research, they will also be expected to interact with graduate students, participate in outreach efforts, and submit competitive research proposals where appropriate. The Postdoctoral Scholars will have the opportunity to teach if desired and will also be able to interact with faculty from across the College, as well as additional FIU faculty and external partners affiliated with the university.

Appointments will have a term of one year starting in Summer or Fall 2018 and are renewable contingent upon excellent performance.  The Scholar will receive a salary of $50,000, plus benefits and a discretionary fund of up to $5,000/year for research and travel expenditures.  Applicants from underrepresented minority groups are highly encouraged to apply.   Candidates will be selected based on demonstration of research excellence and potential future impact on their respective field of study.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 514746 at facultycareers.fiu.edu and attach a cover letter that includes the name of the proposed faculty mentor, a proposed research plan and CV as individual attachments.  Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted upon as determined by the Search Committee. Please make sure you have contacted a potential supervisor who would be willing to be your mentor.  To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by March 31, 2018.  Review will continue until position is filled.

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