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Postdoctoral Fellow in Ecology, Evolution, Environment & Society

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We seek applicants for a postdoctoral fellowship affiliated with the Ecology, Evolution, Environment, and Society ( EEES ) Graduate Program at Dartmouth College. EEES is a highly interactive and vibrant interdisciplinary community of over 75 faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars. This diverse community of scholars conducts innovative research in the natural sciences and interdisciplinary environmental studies, including ecology, evolutionary biology, anthropology, economics, governance, and geography.

We aim to recruit an environmental social scientist whose work is synergistic with our program’s strengths in ecology and ecosystem science. Applicants should have a strong background in interdisciplinary research, advanced analytical skills, and an interest in undergraduate and graduate education. We are especially interested in qualified candidates whose research interests complement the EEES program’s existing strengths in anthropology, environmental studies, and geography. In addition to pursuing independent and collaborative research, postdoctoral fellows are expected to enhance graduate student education and professional development through a seminar series or working group dedicated to developing a research product. Applicants should identify in their cover letter one or more potential faculty mentors from the EEES program and describe how their research interests fit within current or future projects. We encourage applicants to contact potential mentors in advance.

This is a one-year residential fellowship (starting date negotiable), with possibility of renewal for a second year pending satisfactory performance. This is a full-time appointment with a salary of approximately $60,000 (exact amount will be set at the time of appointment), benefits, and up to $5000 annually in research and professional development resources. Fellows are expected to be strong contributing members of the vibrant EEES community, and to foster productive discourse both within and beyond the program. Postdoctoral scholars are also supported by the Guarini School for Graduate and Advanced Studies , including their diversity and inclusion initiatives .

The EEES program and Dartmouth as a whole are committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive population of students, faculty, and staff. Dartmouth recently launched a new initiative, Toward Equity , that embraces shared definitions of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging as a foundation for our success in institutional transformation. The EEES Program is committed to antiracism, equity, and inclusion, and resolves to create programs, measures, and systems of accountability that ensure trainee success. We are especially interested in applicants who are able to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds and with different identities and attributes. Applicants should address in their fellowship statement how their teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare them to advance Dartmouth’s commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This statement will be evaluated as part of the selection process.

Qualifications

PhD degree, or ABD with degree received before the start date, in a relevant field by the time of the appointment. Start date is expected to be 1 September 2024.

Application Instructions

Please submit the following materials through Interfolio.

1. Curriculum vitae (with list of publications).

2. Cover letter: Describe your current and future research interests and how they align with the research programs of one or more prospective EEES faculty mentors (maximum two pages single spaced).

3. Teaching Statement: Prospectus for an interdisciplinary graduate seminar or working group, including a hypothetical timeline of what will be accomplished (maximum one page single spaced).

4. Fellowship statement: Describe your motivations to join a multidisciplinary program as well as how your teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare you to advance Dartmouth’s commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion (maximum one page single spaced).

Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2024 and continue until the position is filled. Finalists for the position will be asked to submit letters of recommendation (maximum of three). For questions, please contact Professor Chris Sneddon ( christopher.s.sneddon@dartmouth.edu ).

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Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other category protected by applicable law, in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, employment, or other school administered programs. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

If you are an applicant with a disability and need accommodations to assist in the job application or interview process, please email ADA@dartmouth.edu . In the subject line, please state “Application Accommodations” and include the job number or title. Someone from the ADA Compliance Office will be in touch within 2 business days.

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