Postdoc Fellowship Opportunities at SESYNC
The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) invites applications
from early career scholars (≤ 4 years post PhD) for two-year postdoctoral
fellowships that begin August 2018. Each fellow works with a Collaborating
Mentor (scholar) of their choosing to co-develop a synthesis research project.
Successful candidates will use synthesis methods to address a problem arising
from, or associated with, the relationship between humans and the environment.
Synthesis is a research approach that accelerates knowledge production by
distilling or integrating existing data, ideas, theories, and/or methods to
draw more reliable or generalizable conclusions and to reveal novel areas of
study. Regardless of approach, fellows' projects take advantage of existing
data/information; SESYNC does not fund fellows to collect new field or survey
data. Priority will be given to projects that have the potential to advance
understanding of socio-environmental systems, but the synthesis may be
primarily social or environmental in nature, or some mix.
Prospective fellows who propose the use of advanced theoretical, computational,
and/or mathematical approaches or the use of Long-term Ecological Research
(LTER) and other long-term datasets to study the structure and dynamics of
socio-environmental systems are particularly encouraged to apply.
Check out sesync.us/postdoc2018 for more details and to apply.
Zero-Deforestation Supply Chain Postdoc
SESYNC also invites applications from early career scholars for a two-year
postdoctoral fellowship that begins in January 2018. The fellow will be in
residence at SESYNC in Annapolis, Maryland as a full participant in SESYNC's
Postdoctoral Immersion Program. The selected individual will collaborate on a
SESYNC Pursuit focused on zero-deforestation commitments, commodity flows, and
land use change in South America. Check out sesync.us/supplychain for more
Please consider applying or share with your colleagues!
Emily S. Cassidy
Science Communications Coordinator
National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC)
University of Maryland