Gund Postdoc Positions 2020 for Early-Career Scholars at USA
Designation/Position- Gund Postdoc Positions 2020
Gund Institute for Environment, University of Vermont, USA invites application for Gund Postdoc Positions 2020 from eligible and interested candidates
About- The Gund Institute is a newly expanded campus-wide research accelerator, where 180 faculty, global affiliates, postdocs, and graduate students collaborate widely to understand interactions among ecological, social, and economic systems. We explore environmental issues at the interface of four pressing research themes: climate solutions, health and well-being, sustainable agriculture, and resilient communities.
Research/Job Area- All research area related with global environmental challenges
Location- Gund Institute for Environment, University of Vermont, USA
- Candidates must have completed their PhD by the expected start date, and no earlier than 5 years before it.
- Competitive candidates will have a strong record of success in their PhD program, a demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary work, a keen interest in connecting research to policy and decisions, and high potential to become global leaders in sustainability.
- Applications will be evaluated on the proposal’s scientific merit, potential for real-world impact, fit with Gund Institute research, and feasibility, as well as the candidate’s academic excellence and commitment and contributions to diversity and inclusiveness.
Job/Position Description- The Gund Institute seeks exceptional postdoctoral scholars to start Fall 2020 and conduct interdisciplinary research on major global environmental challenges.
Gund Postdocs pursue rigorous, original research that spans traditional disciplines and advances Gund research themes. Postdocs are supervised by at least one Gund Faculty Fellow. Co-advisors from different departments are encouraged.
These two-year positions have an annual salary of $49,000, plus benefits, and a $5,000 per year discretionary fund for research costs and travel.
Postdocs also benefit from professional development opportunities, including communications and policy training.
How to Apply-
First contact potential advisors from among the Gund Fellows to discuss your ideas. The best proposals are typically co-developed with potential advisors.
When application period opens, submit an online application, including letter of interest, CV, research proposal, and contact information for references. (We will request letters of reference for finalists only.)
In your letter of interest, describe any initial conversations with potential advisors, and address how your background, research, and/or experience would contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment at the Gund Institute.
Research proposals should be a maximum of 4 pages (excluding abstract and references), and should include:
- Abstract (max 250 words)
- Introduction and problem statement
- Approach and methods
- Expected outcomes
- Significance: both scientific and to broader issues in sustainability
- Relevance to Gund Institute research themes
- Applicant qualifications and preparation to complete the project
- Timeline of activities
Last Date for Apply– 15 February 2020