Postdoctoral Fellow

Department: Earth and Planetary Sciences
City: Baltimore
State/Province: MD
Country: USA
Contact Person: Tom Haine
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: Johns Hopkins University
Application Due Date: Friday, December 01 2023
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The Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for the Glenadore and Howard L. Pim Postdoctoral Fellowship in Global Change. The duration of the fellowship is one year with an anticipated extension for a second year. The position carries a salary of $60,000/yr and fringe benefits, includes an annual stipend of $5,000 for travel and research expenses, and provides eligibility to participate in Johns Hopkins University health plans.


We seek an outstanding individual with a recent Ph.D. who is pursuing interdisciplinary research in Global Change. Candidates whose research spans the natural sciences, social sciences, health sciences and/or public policy aspects of global change are especially encouraged to apply. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, (1) fundamental processes driving global change; (2) the impact of global change on air quality, water resources, ecosystems and ecological processes, and/or human health; (3) adaptation of societal and natural systems to the effects of global change; (4) energy resources; and (5) analysis of economic, sociological, public health, and policy implications of global change. The department values experiences and goals related to improving equity, diversity, and inclusion in the field. Candidates are encouraged to collaborate with faculty from other Hopkins departments. Applicants should contact faculty with whom they are interested in working.

Application Instructions

Information on our department can be found at The Morton K. Blaustein Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Johns Hopkins University offers programs of study and research in the basic Earth sciences, particularly:

● Geology, the science of the solid Earth and other terrestrial planets and satellites

● Geochemistry, devoted to understanding the chemistry of the solid Earth and natural waters

● Geophysics, concerned with a quantitative description of physical processes in the Earth and planetary sciences

● Oceanography, the study of ocean currents, biogeochemistry, and the ocean’s role in climate

● Atmospheric sciences, particularly the dynamics of atmospheric circulation both on Earth and other outer planets and their satellites

● Ecology and paleoecology, the study of the relationships between organisms and their environment today and in the geologic past.

The department’s primary goals are research and the training of scholars who will contribute to the future of these disciplines. The programs emphasize basic principles and concepts rather than applied aspects. The department is also committed to improving equity, diversity and inclusion in the field of Earth and Planetary Sciences.

Consideration of applications will begin now and the deadline is December 1, 2023. Applications can only be submitted electronically through Interfolio. To apply, access the link here to forward your curriculum vitae (with your email address), names and emails of three references and a research plan (2-3 pages).