Postdoctoral Research Associate

College of William & Mary
Williamsburg, VA, United States
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University/Academia/Research/Think tank
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Position Information


Present Position Number

Role Title
Postdoctoral Research Associate

Position Title
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow

Position Summary

The Environmental Science and Policy (ENSP) program at the College of William & Mary seeks applications for a two-year postdoctoral scholar position in Environmental Policy to be housed in the Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations (ITPIR). The discipline is open, but the ideal candidate will be able to collaborate with faculty in the social sciences, have some advanced quantitative methods training (R, GIS, Stata, Python), have strong organizational and communication skills, and will be able to engage in interdisciplinary research related to energy and the environment. The postdoctoral scholar will also teach one upper-level course per academic year, and arrange an environmental speaker series in the second year. A Ph.D. is required by the time of appointment.

The position offers a competitive salary, research and travel funds, and administrative support. The postdoctoral fellow will be mentored by two William & Mary faculty with teaching and research interests that intersect with Environmental Politics, and will have substantial opportunities for the postdoctoral fellow to pursue their own research projects. The postdoctoral scholar position will be housed at the Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations (ITPIR), which supports and promotes internationally focused research that can make a difference in the world. In addition to housing postdocs, visiting scholars, and staff, ITPIR projects have generated more than $44 million in external grants and contracts that have supported more than 1,400 student and faculty researchers, and produced research in leading scholarly journals and in outlets addressed to policy practitioners.

This is a 9-month academic year appointment. Start date is August 10, 2018.

Required Qualifications

A Ph.D. is required by the time of appointment, August 10, 2018.

Preferred Qualifications

Teaching expertise/interests at the intersection of environmental studies is preferred, but not necessary.

Environmental Science Studies - 3KA000

William & Mary

Job Open Date

Review Begin Date

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled

Job Category
Instructional Faculty

Special Application Instructions

To apply, please submit online cover letter (which must include brief statements of research and teaching interests), and curriculum vitae. The site will prompt for references. Submit the names and email addresses of three references who may be contacted by us with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference.

For full consideration, application materials must be submitted by the review date, April 1, 2018. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed.

Background Check Statement

The College of William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

EEO Statement

The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.