2-Year Endowed Postdoc Position in Environmental Science


Thomas McKenna Meredith '48 Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Science 

The Environmental Science Program at Trinity College invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral position in Environmental Science to begin in the fall term of 2020. The preferred candidate has a strong interest to combine teaching in the liberal arts environment with a dynamic research project that includes active participation from undergraduates. At the time of appointment, the candidate should have a Ph.D. in an environmental field, such as biology, chemistry, geology, meteorology, hydrology, oceanography, or physics, with a research specialty in some area of environmental science. Prospective candidates can either strengthen or complement our current research projects (see program website for details). The successful candidate will teach two courses per year: an introductory course in environmental science and an upper-level course in the candidate’s area of expertise. The position also allows for participation in existing on-campus research or the development of new research projects according to the candidate’s own interests. Research with undergraduate student participation is expected. Research space and limited funds for on-campus research will be provided. The Environmental Science Program is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. 

The Environmental Science program enjoys support from faculty in biology, chemistry and physics. These departments and the program have excellent modern research instrumentation. A list of available instrumentation can be found at: (http://www.trincoll.edu/Academics/MajorsAndMinors/Environmental/Pages/ENVS_postdoc.aspx). This site also contains additional information about the position and the Environmental Science Program. 

Trinity College is a coeducational, independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college located in Connecticut’s capital city of Hartford. Our student body, is diverse, coming from all socio-economic, racial, religious, and ethnic backgrounds across the U.S. and internationally. Trinity College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Candidates with a demonstrated ability to incorporate diverse perspectives into teaching and mentorship are preferred. 

Consideration of applications will begin 03/23/2020 and will continue until the position is filled. For additional information please contact Dr. Christoph Geiss. The application should include a letter of application, detailed CV, a statement of teaching and mentoring, a statement of research, as well as names and contact information for three references, and should be submitted to https://trincoll.peopleadmin.com/postings/2127