The University of Utah Wilkes Center Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 2023

The University of Utah Wilkes Center Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 2023

Deadline: February 1, 2023

The University of Utah Wilkes Center Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 2023

The University of Utah Wilkes Center Postdoctoral Fellowship Program will help create the next generation of leaders in climate science and policy. It endeavors to attract spectacular recent PhDs in sciences that address studies with relevance to the Wilkes Center climate research and climate policy goals.

Postdoctoral scholars will perform cutting-edge and impactful research in climate science and/or policy , with particular priority areas on data informed climate forecasting, wildfire and climate extremes such as heat waves, droughts, and floods, climate impacts on local communities, economies, ecosystems, and human health, and the development of tools to mitigate, adapt, and manage climate impacts. These can include analysis of past, current, or possible future climate variability and change as well as the study of the underlying social, physical, chemical, and biological processes.

Postdoctoral scholars will identify 1-2 faculty sponsors at the University of Utah, these faculty members will provide mentoring and a collaborative environment to carry out the research project. Communication with potential faculty sponsors is required prior to the submission of your application.

The program offers two-year postdoctoral fellowships, reviewed annually. Fellows receive a fixed annual salary of $64,000. Benefits include health and dental insurance, paid time off and paid holidays. A relocation allowance is provided as well as an allowance for scientific travel and other support costs.

How to Apply

The Wilkes Center accepts applications for this program annually beginning November 1. The recruitment period for this program lasts until February 1, faculty reference letters are due by March 1 and appointments are announced by April 30. Target start dates are typically between June 1 – December 30, though this can be discussed with Wilkes Center staff if flexibility is sought.

Fellow Application Materials

Please prepare and submit your materials in PDF format

  1. Cover Letter 1 page limit (must include the names of potential faculty sponsors)
  2. Curriculum vitae, including publications
  3. PhD dissertation abstract, including title
  4. Research Project Proposal/Description
      • Description must be titled and not exceed five pages including figures and appendices/references (minimum 12 pt. font).
      • Proposals must describe the proposed research project and timeline.
      • Proposal must be original, not sourced from a previously submitted proposal to a different funding agency.
      • Proposals must address the broader impact of your research to the community at large.
      • Proposals must be relevant to the mission and goals of the Wilkes Center
  5. Professional References for proposed Fellow (Faculty sponsors cannot provide a reference letter)
    • Provide list of names and contact information for 3 professional references.

Faculty Sponsor Application Materials

Faculty Sponsors must provide the following materials in PDF format to [email protected] no later than March 1, 2023. Postdoctoral applicants are responsible for confirming the submission of these materials by the required deadline.

  1. Letter of intent to Sponsor (2 page limit)
  2. Curriculum vitae, including publications
  3. Mentoring Plan (1 page limit)
      • Examples of mentoring activities include, but are not limited to: career counseling; training in preparation of grant proposals, publications and presentations; guidance on ways to improve teaching and mentoring skills; guidance on how to effectively collaborate with researchers from diverse backgrounds and disciplinary areas; and training in responsible professional practices.
      • In the event of co-sponsorship between two faculty, one faculty member must be identified as the contact mentor for the fellow.
  4. A list of current and pending research support


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