Dear GeoEd Colleagues,

I hope this finds you well and safe.  I am excited to pass along the following opportunity to this list, as it would be fantastic for a geoscience educator to be selected to join us in the Texas A&M University College of Geosciences.  These fellowships are open-field, so GeoEd people from atmospheric sciences, oceanography and geography would be welcome along with those with more of  a solid-earth focus.  If you have a senior doctoral student or postdoc in your circle who you think would be a strong applicant, please pass this along.  Prospective candidates can either reach out to our Assistant Dean for Diversity, Dr. Casellas Connors in the College office with questions, or to me if they have any general questions.


Eric Riggs


Texas A&M University’s College of Geosciences<> invites applications for the Accountability, Climate, Equity, and Scholarship (ACES) Fellows Program. In recognition of Texas A&M University's Diversity Plan, the ACES faculty pipeline initiative promotes the research, teaching, and scholarship of early career scholars who embrace the belief that diversity is an indispensable component of academic excellence. ACES Fellows will benefit from: prescriptive mentoring, access to instructional best practices, a vast array of world-class research and productivity resources, and a robust network of renowned Texas A&M scholars from across disciplines. Fellows will begin their appointment in Fall 2021.


  *   Texas A&M University’s ACES Fellows Program is a two-year (24 month) fellowship for early career PhDs. Applicants should have earned their PhD between January 1, 2017 and July 1, 2021. Fellows begin their appointment fall 2021.
  *   The stipend is $60,000 per year plus benefits. Benefits including medical, dental, and vision are available. The fellowship period generally begins August 1 and ends on July 31. Start dates are negotiable, but must commence between July 1 and August 10.
  *   Fellows will receive reimbursement for one-time relocation fees (up to $5,000), a research and travel allowance of $3,000 per year, and a private office.
  *   ACES Fellows will teach one course per academic year, thereby benefiting from dedicated research time. Fellows will hold the title of Visiting Assistant Professor.
  *   A hallmark of the Texas A&M University’s ACES Fellows Program is the mentoring ACES Fellows will receive, as well as its attention to community-building among ACES Fellows.

Applications are due October 1, 2020. For a full listing of program eligibility and application materials visit:,-Climate,-Equity,-and-Scholarship-F

For any questions related to eligibility or technical issues with the application, please email [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>. For questions pertaining the College of Geosciences, please email [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

Eric M. Riggs, Ph.D.
Interim Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Geoscience Education
Professor of Geoscience Education
Department of Geology & Geophysics
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-3115
Phone: 979.845.6529
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