The College of Geosciences at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX invites applications for two (2) Geoscience Future Faculty (GFF) Postdoctoral Research Associate Fellowships. This competitive fellowship is open to individuals who aspire to develop research programs of their own as faculty members. The College of Geosciences is one of the nation’s most comprehensive Earth-system colleges and is committed to the discovery, advancement and application of knowledge fundamental to understanding our planet and its resources for a sustainable future. Our disciplinary research and educational excellence are built on cutting-edge analyses and observations, numerical simulations and theoretical studies, and field-based data collection at all spatial and temporal scales. The selected candidate(s) will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. The goals of the GFF Postdoctoral Research Associate Fellowship are to advance interdisciplinary research, increase diversity within the geosciences and develop future leaders. We seek a postdoctoral fellow with a demonstrated track record of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
We welcome applicants with research interests connected to one of our four departments- Atmospheric Sciences, Geography, Geology & Geophysics, and Oceanography. In addition, individuals with backgrounds in other related disciplines i.e. chemistry, physics, biology, environmental science, or mathematics and an interest in applying their skills to research topics within the Geosciences are encouraged to apply.
The postdoctoral position is awarded for two years and includes a generous support package comprised of a stipend ($60,000/yr) for a 12-month appointment, research funds ($15,000/yr, including relocation support), plus health-care benefits. In addition, postdoctoral fellows join college-wide GFF postdocs and additional department-level postdocs. The cohort will engage in structured one-on-one mentoring and will have access to customized professional development opportunities such as grant writing, publication training, teaching seminars, and other desired trainings to support their preparation for faculty careers.
The following are strongly recommended to be submitted with your application to Workday at https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/TAMU_External/job/College-Station-TAMU/Post-Doctoral-Research-Associate-Fellow_R-042073 :
- A current CV.
- A short statement (2-3 pages) of research interests and a proposed research plan.
- A statement (2 pages) explaining how the applicant’s scholarship, teaching, and/or other experiences have demonstrated a commitment to diversity and how that commitment may benefit the College of Geosciences and Texas A&M University. (https://geosciences.tamu.edu/diversity-climate/resources-for-candidates/index.html.)
- Endorsement letter (1 page) from a sponsoring Texas A&M faculty member. If more than one mentor has been identified, submit a single letter identifying both mentors.
Letters of recommendation will be requested of finalist candidates. The review of applications will begin January 24, 2022.