2017 Exploration Fellowship in Earth and Space Science

(including Earth and Space Science Education) 

The School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) at Arizona State University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will serve as an Exploration Fellow. The mission of the postdoctoral Fellowship is to foster SESE’s interdisciplinary research program by attracting and supporting outstanding early-career scientists and engineers to pursue independent research in collaboration with SESE faculty. Research areas within SESE encompass theoretical and observational astrophysics, astrobiology, cosmology, earth and planetary science, instrumentation and systems engineering, and science education. Anticipated start date for the position is July 2017. The expected duration of the Fellowship is three years.  Incoming Fellows will receive an annual stipend of $61,000 with health benefits, plus $9,000 per year in discretionary research funds. A relocation allowance will be provided.

Interested candidates should contact two current faculty members in SESE to discuss potential collaborative research topics and determine whether they would agree to serve as mentors. When a topic of mutual interest between the applicant and potential faculty mentors is identified, the applicant should submit a research proposal that includes: (1) a cover letter identifying the proposed research topic and the names of the two faculty mentors, (2) a current CV, (3) a research proposal not longer than five pages, and (4) two papers exemplifying the applicant’s research. Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted separately. Preference will be given to proposals that include interdisciplinary research spanning multiple research areas within SESE.

Please refer to the attached position description (or visit http://sese.asu.edu/exploration-fellowship) for further details, and feel free to email Steve Semken ([log in to unmask]) with any questions you have about the program.

Thank you, 

Steven Semken
Professor of Geology and Education
and Associate Director for Community Outreach | School of Earth and Space Exploration
Senior Sustainability Scientist Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
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PO Box 871404 | Tempe AZ 85287-1404