Thomas McKenna Meredith '48 Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Science

Position Information

Thomas McKenna Meredith '48 Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Science

Tenure Track or Non Tenure Track
Non Tenure Track

Faculty Rank
Post-doctorate Fellow

Open Date

Close Date

Full or Part Time
Full Time

Position Summary

The Environmental Science Program at Trinity College invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral position in Environmental Science or Policy to begin in the fall term of 2023. The preferred candidate has a strong interest in combining teaching in the liberal arts environment with a dynamic research project that includes active participation from undergraduate students. The position also allows for participation in existing on-campus research or the development of new research projects according to the candidate’s own interests. Research with undergraduate student participation is expected. Research space and limited funds for on-campus research will be provided. Women and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

The Environmental Science program enjoys support from faculty in the biology, chemistry and physics departments as well as the public policy and law program. These departments and the environmental science program have excellent modern research instrumentation. A list of available instrumentation can be found at: . This site also contains additional information about the Environmental Science Program.

Trinity College is a coeducational, independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college located in Connecticut’s capital city of Hartford. Our student body is diverse, coming from all socio-economic, racial, religious, and ethnic backgrounds across the U.S. and internationally. Trinity College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to attracting and supporting faculty who fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the United States. We seek applications from minorities, women, and other under-represented groups. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States. In particular, applicants who require the H-1B visa cannot be considered, and applicants who require sponsorship for visas other than the H-1B visa will be required to pay all costs associated with visa applications.

Trinity College requires proof of COVID -19 vaccination and booster or an approved exemption prior to beginning employment.


At the time of appointment, the candidate should have a Ph.D. in an environmental field, such as environmental policy, biology, chemistry, geology, meteorology, hydrology, oceanography, or physics, with a research specialty in some area of environmental science or policy. Prospective candidates can either strengthen or complement our current research projects (see program website for details). The successful candidate will teach two courses per year: an introductory course in environmental science and an upper-level course in the candidate’s area of expertise.


Competitive salary and benefits.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Consideration of applications will begin 03/27/2023 and will continue until the position is filled. For additional information please contact Dr. Christoph Geiss ( The application should include a letter of application, detailed CV, a statement of teaching and mentoring in which issues of diversity and inclusion are addressed, a statement of research, as well as names and contact information for three references.

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Trinity College is an independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college for men and women, with approximately 2,200 undergraduate students and 200 faculty members, located in Hartford, Connecticut. Our Mission is “Engage. Connect. Transform.” As the preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives. Trinity is an actively engaged community of students, faculty and staff who work together to develop and sustain the intellectual and creative opportunities central to a first-class liberal arts education. Hartford, the state capital, provides many opportunities for cultural and social engagement.

The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. Trinity is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities should request, in advance, any needed accommodation in order to participate in the application process.

For all faculty positions, completion of the Ph.D. or appropriate equivalent is expected. Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate and interdisciplinary teaching in a liberal arts context, and a well-articulated plan for sustained research. Trinity is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service.

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