The newly formed Earth Futures Group (EFG) at the University of California Riverside (UCR) invites applications for the first Earth Futures Fellow to help found a path-breaking multidisciplinary center to study the future of Earth on cosmic time. EFG at UCR is partnering with the new Earth Futures Institute at UC Santa Cruz (UCSC) to found the first multi-campus “futures” institute in the University of California. The Fellow will play a major role in setting the course of the new institute and will engage with a broad range of disciplines from the physical and biological sciences to the social sciences, arts, and humanities. The Fellow will be based at UCSC but will travel frequently to UCR to coordinate activities on both campuses.
Fellow’s duties include researching earth-futures initiatives being done worldwide, developing multi-disciplinary research programs between different members of the group and designing the institutes overall program. The fellow will also help with the operations and governance of the new multi-campus institute and planning events. Depending on the Fellow's interests, time may be available for scholarly research on topics that are relevant to the institute’s mission and goals. candidate should be able to make significant contributions in building a new institute.
This appointment is a unique opportunity for a curious, questing individual to broaden their understanding of challenges facing humanity over the long term, and to play a key role in meeting them. This would be an ideal position for an ambitious individual who is interested in multi-disciplinary research working on the intersection between seemingly different fields with focus on different aspects of the future of the Earth. The appointee will receive guidance and advice from a variety of researchers in the EFG working in different fields.
A PhD in science, social science, or engineering is required, but previous experience across multiple fields, including the arts and humanities, business, government, and media is also valued. The appointment is for two years with possible extension contingent on funding and performance. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience in accordance with University of California policy. For inquiries, please contact Prof. Bahram Mobasher (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Prof. Sandra Faber (email@example.com) and consult the following website for updates on the unique work of the new institute: http://earthfutures.ucolick.org.
Candidates should submit a CV, a brief summary of recent research activities, an essay describing their interests in earth future science and how they would be able to contribute, and 3 confidential letters of reference sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full consideration, the requested materials should be submitted by February 1st 2020.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.