Postdoctoral Fellowship (Food Security)

 (via AGU)
Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA, United States
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University/Academia/Research/Think tank
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he FSE post-doc will be 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 will be expected to lead projects of their own design, while also interacting with other faculty and students at FSE.

Stanford University’s Center on Food Security and the Environment addresses 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:

  1. Food, Nutrition, and Health
  2. Aquaculture and fisheries
  3. Tropical Oil Crops
  4. Climate Impacts and Adaptation
  5. Water Resources
  6. Big Data for Food Security
  7. Crop and Livestock Systems

Applicants are required to submit, as a single pdf, a CV, three names of references, and a one-page description of a proposed project to Michelle Horton. We 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 topic of water resources as it relates to agriculture and food security.

Proposals received by December 15, 2016 will receive full consideration. The position is for one year, at a competitive annual salary and benefits package, with the possibility for a two-year extension at the discretion of FSE. The target start date for candidates applying by December 15, 2016 is fall 2017, though the exact start date will depend on multiple factors.

FSE is a joint effort of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment. To learn more about FSE, see: