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 who agree to endorse the project. Potential research topics span the full range of research interests of our faculty (http://sese.asu.edu/focus_areas). 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 packet includes: (1) a cover letter identifying (a) the proposed research topic and (b) the prospective postdoctoral advisors, (2) 3 letters of reference (submitted separately), (3) a current CV, (4) a 5-8 page research proposal, (5) 2-3 papers exemplifying the applicant’s research, and (6) letters of endorsement (submitted separately) from the prospective postdoctoral advisors.
The complete application is due by December 20, 2013 via email to email@example.com. A full description of the application process is available at (http://sese.asu.edu/opportunities). The fellowships are 2-year appointments, starting between July and September 2014; with full benefits. Fellowships may be 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.