Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Chemistry or Geochemistry
The Center for Environment and Society (CES) at Washington College invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in environmental chemistry or geochemistry. We seek an outstanding recent Ph.D. with expertise in inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICPMS) to conduct research with the new quadrupole ICPMS at Washington College in collaboration with college faculty. Preference will be given to candidates with an interest in the trace element chemistry of riverine and estuarine sediments. We especially encourage applications from candidates that intend to pursue careers in undergraduate education. Part time instruction in the Washington College CES’s Chesapeake Semester program will be encouraged, and it is anticipated that the Fellow will teach up to two courses per year. The successful candidate will also work with faculty to provide research opportunities for undergraduate students at the college.
Candidates must have received their PhD within the past three years (since May 1, 2008) and may not hold any other appointments during the period of the Fellowship. The position is for three years, renewable annually contingent upon performance. Starting salary range is $40K - $45K and includes a standard benefit package. In addition, a modest research stipend will be provided to help defray the cost of professional development and travel.
Washington College, a selective liberal arts college, is committed to science education and interdisciplinary teaching and research. The Center for Environment & Society is one of three “centers of excellence” at the college - its mission is to promote the integration of environmental and social values. The Center explores with its constituents the reciprocal relationship between humankind and the natural world-past, present, and future-through interdisciplinary learning, research, and exemplary stewardship of natural and cultural resources. The Center is located in Chestertown, MD, on a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay and is within 90 min of Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia.
Submit electronic copies of curriculum vitae, letter of interest including statements of experience and research interests, at https://highereddecisions.com/wcm/current_vacancies.asp. If you have more than one document that you would like to include under "Other Documentation," please combine into one Word (.doc) or PDF file and upload under "Attach Other Document." Three current letters of reference and any inquiries should be emailed to Prof. Karl Kehm, at [log in to unmask] or mailed to the same at Washington College, 300 Washington Ave., Chestertown, MD, 21620. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.