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Hilairy Hartnett
Arizona State University
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The School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) at Arizona State University invites applications for the Exploration Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. This program provides opportunities for postdoctoral research 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 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 (

The complete application packet should include: (1) a cover letter identifying research topics, (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) a 5-8 page  research proposal. Preference will be given to proposals that include multiple focus areas within SESE, that forge new collaborations, and that bring new research expertise to SESE consistent with likely faculty hiring strategies over the next few years. 

The complete application is due by December 31, 2012 and  reference letters by January 7, 2013 via email to [log in to unmask]. A full description of the application process is available at ( The fellowships are 2-year appointments, starting between July and September 2013; with full benefits and are renewable for a 3rd year contingent on performance and availability of funding. The applicant must have finished all requirements for a PhD degree before starting this position. ASU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that actively seeks diversity among applicants and promotes a diverse workforce.