Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
Present Position Number:
Postdoctoral Research AssociatePosition Title:
Mellon Postdoctoral FellowPosition Summary:
The Environmental Science and Policy (ENSP) program at William & Mary seeks applications for a two-year postdoctoral scholar position in the historical ecology of the precolonial Chesapeake. Supported by W&M faculty, the postdoctoral fellow will develop a historical ecological study of shell midden deposits linked to questions of sustainability, traditional ecological knowledge, and biological conservation in the Chesapeake.
The postdoctoral fellow will develop a research and teaching program bridging the social and natural sciences through a study of a Native American community and its relationship with the Chesapeake oyster fishery over the long term. This position offers the successful candidate an opportunity to use her/his skills to lead cutting-edge research projects and facilitate undergraduate student projects while receiving mentorship in professional academic development. The postdoctoral scholar will also teach one upper-level seminar course per academic year, a summer session course, and arrange an environmental speaker series in the second year.
The position offers a competitive salary, research and travel funds, and administrative support. The postdoctoral fellow will be mentored by two William & Mary faculty with teaching and research interests in Chesapeake archaeology and marine paleobiology.Required Qualifications:
A PhD in Anthropology (Archaeology specialty preferred) or a closely related discipline is required by the time of appointment, August 10, 2021. Since the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected the progress of many doctoral students, applicants who have scheduled a dissertation defense prior to apportionment date will be considered for the position.Preferred Qualifications:
Teaching expertise/interests at the intersection of the social and natural sciences is preferred, but not necessary.Department:
3KA000 Environmental Science StudiesLocation:
William & MaryJob Open Date:
02/24/2021Review Begin Date:
03/24/2021Open Until Filled:
Instructional FacultySpecial Application Instructions:
For full consideration please submit CV, cover letter, and a diversity statement detailing how you will contribute to diversity in the program and W&M more broadly by the review date, 3/24/21.Background Check Statement:
William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.EEO Statement:
William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.Benefits Summary Statement:
FT, Quasi FT Positions: William & Mary offers our employees a full array of benefits including retirement, health insurance with options for expanded dental and vision along with group and optional life insurance with coverage for spouse and children, flexible spending accounts, and an EAP (Employee Assistance Program).
Our employees enjoy additional university benefits such as educational assistance, professional development, wellness benefits, and a robust holiday schedule. All employees have access to fitness facilities on campus. Staff members also have access to the university libraries, and much more. To learn more, go to: https://www.wm.edu/offices/hr/currentemployees/benefits/index.php