Saint Paul, MN
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship
Organization: University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment
Location: Saint Paul, MN
Organization Overview: At the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment (IonE) they envision a world in which sustainable agriculture feeds the world; renewable energy powers healthy homes, efficient transportation and flourishing businesses; every person has access to food, water and shelter; oceans, lakes and rivers are clean and healthy; communities have vibrant economies, neighborhoods and cultures; and thriving ecosystems support flourishing economies and societies.
Position Overview: The goal of the IonE Postdoctoral Fellowship is to accelerate the transition to a future where people and the planet prosper by supporting breakthrough research across disciplines, developing the next generation of global leaders, and building transformative partnerships across the state, region and globe. IonE Postdoctoral Fellows are interdisciplinary, community-engaged scholars who thrive both as team leaders and collaborators. The Fellows are visionary leaders who conduct solutions-oriented research to support equitable and just sustainability transition decisions. The Fellows define success by the impact they have in the world.
It’s important to stress this is not academia as usual. Their career scientists are redefining the role of academia in service of society. Their impact entrepreneurship and leadership development programs are unique within higher education and are preparing the next generation of change agents. And their entire community of 250+ fellows, researchers, students and staff — in partnership with external collaborators — is working every day to make the world a better place.
Duties: IonE Postdoctoral Fellows will lead 1-2 projects during their tenure. At least one project will be part of IonE’s existing portfolio to allow you to quickly integrate into their team, develop team science and project management skills, build academic and non-academic networks, and develop some early research outputs. A second project can either be a different project that is part of IonE’s existing portfolio or a project you propose that connects to IonE’s research priorities. As part of the application process, you will indicate your interest in one or more IonE projects.
PhD in any disciplinary field, including interdisciplinary studies. Must have either expertise or expressed interest in developing expertise in a particular aspect of sustainability.
PhD anticipated in 2023 or completed within the past 5 years.
Clear interest and relevant skills for at least one of the existing IonE projects.
Willingness to relocate to the Minneapolis/St. Paul area or a statement of preference for remote work and willingness to regularly engage in person at IonE
U.S. citizenship is not a consideration in decisions. Candidates must be U.S. work eligible; non-U.S. scholars must have or be able to obtain a visa.
Start/End Dates: Start flexible from July-December, lasts for two years.
Application Deadline: May 1
How to Apply: Please use the online application to view the full job description as well as how to apply.