2020 Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

SESYNC Request for Proposal: 2020 Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Applications due Nov. 8, 2019

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) invites applications from early-career scholars (≤ 4 years post Ph.D.) for two-year postdoctoral fellowships that begin June 1, 2020. Primarily funded by the National Science Foundation, SESYNC is an international leader in supporting interdisciplinary socio-environmental synthesis research. We support a vigorous postdoctoral program that currently includes ~15 postdoctoral fellows undertaking original socio-environmental (S-E) synthesis research.

Position Summary: Fellows are in residence at SESYNC full time at our Center in Annapolis, Maryland. Each works with a Collaborating Mentor of their choosing that extends the fellow’s current network of collaborators; the mentor may be affiliated with any organization or institution. Successful candidates will use synthesis methods to address a problem arising from, or associated with, the relationship between humans and nature. Priority will be given to projects that have the potential to advance understanding of socio-environmental systems. SESYNC encourages applications from candidates who will take advantage of ecological, social or geoscience data sets (e.g., geospatial, hyperspectral, etc.), ongoing experiments, or modeling results. The fellowship provides a competitive salary and travel funds to interact with a mentor and attend conferences. Besides undertaking a synthesis research project, postdoctoral fellows will take part in SESYNC's Socio-Environmental Immersion Program. Unique among environmental postdoctoral programs, a learning component of the program will immerse fellows in theory foundational to understanding socio-environmental systems and prepare them to conduct interdisciplinary and actionable research.

Step by step application details for the program, requirements, and deadlines can be found at http://sesync.us/postdoc2020. Applications are due November 8th. Please contact us at postdoc.application@sesync.org with questions.

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