Austin, Texas (US)
January 12 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Outstanding recent Ph.D.’s are invited to apply for a leading fellowship position to study the diversity of life and/or organisms in their natural environments at The University of Texas at Austin, one of the top campuses in the country for this area of research.

Funded by the Stengl-Wyer Endowment, the Stengl-Wyer Scholars Program provides up to three years of independent support for talented postdoctoral researchers. Scholars can study any groups of organisms, at levels from genes to populations to communities to ecosystems, and can use any combination of approaches.

Scholars will:

  • conduct cutting-edge research over three years;
  • have access to the outstanding core facilities at UT Austin, including field stations, natural history collections, computational, imaging, and biomolecular facilities;
  • primarily focus on research, but in one of the three years, also develop a teaching or outreach effort related to their interests and career goals;
  • participate in semi-monthly luncheons with other Stengl-Wyer Scholars, Fellows or guests;
  • receive career mentorship.

Scholars are expected to be highly independent and propose their own research program. Applicants should identify one or more faculty from the university’s College of Natural Sciences who will guarantee laboratory space and serve as mentor. Successful Scholars will be encouraged to interact broadly and collaborate with other faculty, postdocs, and graduate students at UT.


Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. or equivalent degree by the projected start date, and must have been awarded the degree no more than three years prior to the application deadline. Start date should be on or after June 1, 2021 and before May 31, 2022. The College encourages applications from individuals within populations traditionally underrepresented in our disciplines. Our goal is to provide all Scholars with an inclusive and supportive environment in which they can reach their greatest intellectual potential.

Details regarding the Stengl-Wyer Scholars Program are available at https://cns.utexas.edu/swe/stengl-wyer-scholars. Applications must be submitted through CompetitionSpace, UT Austin’s online submission interface (https://utexas.infoready4.com/#competitionDetail/1831473), by 4:59 PM CST on April 14, 2020. Questions can be directed to the Stengl-Wyer Endowment Program Directors: swe@austin.utexas.edu

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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