The Department of the Geophysical Sciences at The University of Chicago invites applications for the T.C. Chamberlin Postdoctoral Fellowship. We seek outstanding scientists who lead creative investigations into the nature of Earth and/or other planetary bodies–including their physics, biology, chemistry, climate, and history–and who have a desire to participate in the broad intellectual life of the Department and the University. The Department is committed to providing an inclusive and stimulating environment for all scientists who are fascinated by the natural processes that shape our world and seek to cultivate the skills necessary to study them. We encourage people with interests in any aspect of Earth and Planetary Sciences to apply. To give a sense of the diverse interests of our Chamberlin Fellows, in recent years Fellows have included people whose research focuses on planetary habitability, tropical cyclones, asteroid impacts, and petrology/geochronology.
Start date is negotiable, with a target of October 1, 2020. The initial term of the Fellowships will be one year, renewable for a second year. A competitive salary will be offered, plus benefits. Research funds are also available. Please email a single pdf file containing a CV, a 2-4 page research plan, and names and contact information for at least three references, to: email@example.com Applicants should also arrange for letters to be sent by their named references to the same address. Consideration of complete applications (those including letters of reference) will begin October 7, 2019, and exceptional applicants will be contacted after review to schedule on campus interviews.
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About The University of Chicago
The Department of the Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago covers a wide range of disciplines related to the Earth and other planets. We study the history of life, the physics of atmospheres and oceans, the solid Earth and its interior, the early Solar System and planetary formation, and the cosmic environment in which the Solar System formed. To do so, we apply concepts and methods from mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology to fundamental problems in our field.