The School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) at Arizona State University invites applications for the Exploration Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (http://sese.asu.edu/opportunities). This program provides opportunities for postdoctoral research on cutting-edge topics with an emphasis on inter-disciplinary collaboration. Research areas within SESE encompass theoretical and observational astronomy, cosmology, astrobiology, earth sciences, climate science, planetary sciences, exploration systems engineering, astronomical instrumentation and science education.
Applications must include a brief research proposal that has been discussed with two prospective faculty mentors at ASU. Potential research topics span the full range of research interests of our faculty, http://sese.asu.edu/focus_areas. When a topic of mutual interest is identified, the applicant will prepare and submit a 5-8 page research proposal.
The complete application packet includes: (1) a cover letter identifying (a) research topic, (b) prospective postdoctoral advisors, and (c) a list of 3 references with contact information, (2) a current CV, (3) 2-3 papers exemplifying the applicant’s research, (4) letters of endorsement from the prospective postdoctoral advisors, and (5) the research proposal. Preference will be given to proposals that fuse research conducted through multiple focus areas within SESE and that involve new collaborations among our faculty. Please request that your referees submit a letter of recommendation via email ([log in to unmask]) to the Exploration Fellowship Program Committee by January 5, 2012.
We expect to make 2 awards this year with salary ($50k/yr) and full benefits. Standard appointments are for 2 years, renewable for a 3rd year contingent on performance and funding availability. Typically appointments will start between July 1 and September 1, 2012.
Application materials (and any questions) should be submitted by email to [log in to unmask], addressed to the Exploration Fellowship Program Committee. Complete applications are due by December 31, 2011. Letters of recommendation from 3 references must be submitted by January 5, 2012. Evaluation of applications will begin January 1, 2012 and decisions will be announced in early February.
ASU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that actively seeks diversity among applicants and promotes a diverse workforce.
Hilairy Ellen Hartnett, Associate Professor
School of Earth and Space Exploration
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Ph: 480-965-5593, Fax: 480-965-8102