From: Ecological Society of America: grants, jobs, news
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Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2011 5:18 PM
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Subject: [ECOLOG-L] Earth Institute, Columbia University Postdoctoral
I'd like to share with you the Earth Institute Fellows Program call for
applications - attached and below. If you have any questions please feel
free to contact me.
All the best,
Postdoctoral Fellows Program in Sustainable Development
The Earth Institute, Columbia University, is the world's leading academic
center for the study, implementation, and teaching of sustainable
development. It builds on excellence in the core disciplines
- earth sciences, biological sciences, engineering, social sciences, and
health sciences - and stresses cross-disciplinary approaches to complex
Through research, training, and global partnerships, the Earth Institute
mobilizes science and technology to advance sustainable development and
address environmental degradation, placing special emphasis on the needs of
the world's poor in all geographic regions and on utilizing all academic
The Earth Institute seeks applications from innovative postdoctoral
candidates or recent (within the last five years) Ph.D., M.D., and J.D.
recipients interested in a broad range of issues in sustainable development.
All doctoral requirements must be fulfilled and the degree awarded before
the beginning of the fellowship.
The Postdoctoral Fellows Program in Sustainable Development provides
scholars who have a foundation in one of the Institute's core disciplines
the opportunity to acquire the cross-disciplinary expertise and breadth
needed to address critical issues in the field of sustainable development,
including reducing poverty, hunger, disease, and environmental degradation.
Those who have developed cross-disciplinary approaches during graduate
studies will find numerous opportunities to engage in leading research
programs. The program is open to U.S. and non-U.S. citizens.
Candidates for the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program should submit a proposal
for research that would contribute to the goal of global sustainable
development. This could take the form of participating in and contributing
to an existing multidisciplinary Earth Institute project, an extension of an
existing project, or a new project that connects existing Institute
expertise in novel ways. Opportunities to participate in existing projects
will be posted on the program website at
http://www.earth.columbia.edu/articles/view/55. Candidates who wish to
pursue their own research should identify their desired small
multidisciplinary mentoring team, i.e., two or more senior faculty members
or research scientists/scholars at Columbia with whom they would like to
work during their fellowship. Potential mentors can be contacted through the
Earth Institute Centers' websites at
http://www.earthinstitute.columbia.edu/articles/view/1010. Candidates are
encouraged to contact potential mentors before they apply to the program.
For detailed information about the Earth Institute, its research centers,
programs, and affiliated Columbia University departments, please visit
Fellowships will ordinarily be granted for a period of 24 months and
typically begin each year on September 1.
For information about the Postdoctoral Fellows Program, please visit
Application forms should be completed and submitted online, starting on
August 22, 2011; deadline, November 15, 2011:
Applications submitted by November 15, 2011, will be considered for
fellowships starting in the summer or fall of 2012.
For more information, contact:
The Earth Institute, Columbia University
2910 Broadway, New York, NY 10025
Program e-mail: [log in to unmask]
Columbia University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
Steven T. Zemke
Office of Academic and Research Programs
The Earth Institute | Columbia University
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