Post-Doctoral positions

Miami, FL, US

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Position Title:  Distinguished Postdoctoral Scholar

Location:  Florida International University, Miami, Florida
Rank: Postdoctoral Associate
Application Deadline: March 31, 2018


The College of Arts, Science & Education (CASE) at Florida International University (FIU), Miami, FL (USA) is seeking multiple candidates to serve as Distinguished Postdoctoral Scholars in fields of study relevant to CASE’s scholarly research areas in the sciences, humanities and education. Additionally, scholars may work with one of our preeminent centers including the Institute for Water & Environment, the Center for Children & Families, and the STEM Transformation Institute.

The CASE Postdoctoral Scholars will work with a mentor/scholar of their choice. While the primary focus for the Postdoctoral Scholars will be to conduct scholarly activities and research, they will also be expected to interact with graduate students, participate in outreach efforts, and submit competitive research proposals where appropriate. The Postdoctoral Scholars will have the opportunity to teach if desired and will also be able to interact with faculty from across the College, as well as additional FIU faculty and external partners affiliated with the university.

Appointments will have a term of one year starting in Summer or Fall 2018 and are renewable contingent upon excellent performance.  The Scholar will receive a salary of $50,000, plus benefits and a discretionary fund of up to $5,000/year for research and travel expenditures.  Applicants from underrepresented minority groups are highly encouraged to apply.   Candidates will be selected based on demonstration of research excellence and potential future impact on their respective field of study.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to attach a cover letter that includes the name of the proposed faculty mentor, a proposed research plan and CV as individual attachments.  Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted upon as determined by the Search Committee. Please make sure you have contacted a potential supervisor who would be willing to be your mentor.  To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by March 31, 2018.  Review will continue until position is filled.

Prospective Employee

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In order to be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position, be in good performance standing, and have been continuously employed at the University for at least six months.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae into one attachment.  Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. All applicants are required to complete the online application including work history and educational details (if applicable), even when attaching a resume.


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