The University of Washington’s College of the Environment (CoEnv), Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) and Quaternary Research Center (QRC) seek Postdoctoral Research Associates with interests in the polar regions to conduct research and contribute to the intellectual life of the newly established, cross-campus Future of Ice Initiative (FoI) (http://ice.washington.edu). Applicants are expected to define a research plan that fits within the broad program areas of the QRC or APL and includes collaborations with other FoI partner units at UW, such as Oceanography, Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, Marine Affairs, Earth and Space Sciences, Atmospheric Sciences, Environmental and Forest Sciences, Anthropology, Law, and the Jackson School of International Studies. Expected terms are two years, renewable after the first year. A Ph.D. less than 4 years prior to the time of employment is required. Screening of applicants will begin at the start of February, 2015; applications should be received by January 30th, 2015 to ensure full consideration.
Applicants are asked to submit: (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a publication list, (3) a brief proposal (no more than 1500 words) describing research to be pursued during a two-year tenure at the UW, (4) the names and contact information of four individuals who can provide a letter of reference. In addition, a letter of support from a prospective mentor in one of the participating UW units is encouraged. Current research of faculty is available at the individual web pages for the participating units listed above. Applicants should send all materials and any questions to FoI@uw.edu. Electronic submission is preferred but hardcopies can be mailed to Future of Ice Initiative, c/o Quaternary Research Center (Monick Keo), 070 Johnson Hall, Box 351310, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 98195.