Stanford Center on Food Security and the Environment Postdoctoral Fellowship for young Scholars(FSE)
Application Deadline:December 1st, 2020
Awarded to young scholars focused on research related to global hunger, poverty alleviation, and environmental degradation
The postdoctoral fellowship is awarded to promising young scholars with a demonstrated ability to do innovative and rigorous work related to global hunger, poverty alleviation, and environmental degradation. Successful candidates are expected to lead projects of their own design, while also interacting with other faculty and students at FSE. FSE encourage candidates from both the social and natural sciences to apply.
Successful applications will clearly identify how the proposed work relates to FSE priority areas. We particularly encourage applications from candidates working on the topics of (i) water resources as it relates to agriculture and food security or (ii) machine learning applications in food security and development.
Proposals received by Dec. 1, 2020 will receive full consideration. The position is for one year, at a competitive annual salary and benefits package, with the possibility for an extension, at the discretion of FSE. The target start date for candidates applying by Dec. 1, 2020 is Fall 2021, though the exact start date depends on multiple factors.
We address critical global issues of hunger, poverty and environmental degradation by generating vital knowledge and policy-relevant solutions. An interdisciplinary team of scholars accomplishes this mission through a focused research portfolio in seven key areas:
1. Data Science for Food Security
2. Oceans and Food Security
3. Tropical Oil Crops
4. Climate Impacts and Adaptation
5. Food, Nutrition, and Health
6. Water Resources
7. Crop and Livestock Systems
Applicants are required to submit the following:
• Online application form
• One-page description of a proposed project
• Three references
International students are welcome to apply. We do not require a faculty sponsor. Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.