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The Department of Geosciences


The Department of Geosciences at Princeton University announces competition for the 2015-2016 Harry Hess Fellows Program. This honorific postdoctoral fellowship program provides opportunities for outstanding geoscientists to work in the field of their choice. Research may be carried out independently or in collaboration with members of the Geosciences Department. One or more Hess Fellows may be appointed. Applicants must have obtained a Ph.D. at the time of the start of the fellowship, but not more than five years before. Current areas of research include:

  • Biogeochemical Cycles   
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Geochemistry
  • Geodynamics
  • Geomicrobiology
  • Mineral Physics
  • Oceanography
  • Paleoclimatology
  • Paleontology
  • Petrology
  • Seismology
  • Tectonics
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Planetary Science

Applications are due before February 1st, 2015, but will continue to be accepted until the available positions are filled. Evaluation of applications and interviews of candidates will begin immediately. Applicants should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including a publication list, a 1-2 page statement of research interests and goals, and name, address and email address of three referees familiar with their work by applying on the Princeton University job portal at Hess Fellowships provide a competitive annual salary, depending upon experience, along with a significant allowance for travel to meetings and for research support. Initial awards are for one year, with the possibility of renewal for additional years depending upon satisfactory performance and available funding. A preferred starting date is before September 1st, 2015. Applicants for the Hess Fellowship may also be considered for other available postdoctoral positions in the Geosciences Department.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

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