[Agroforestry] Postdoctoral Fellows Program in Sustainable Development at the Earth Institute

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Mon Oct 16 13:40:09 EST 2006

The Earth Institute at Columbia University is the world’s leading
academic center for the study, teaching, and implementation of
sustainable development.  It builds on excellence in the core
disciplines—earth sciences, biological sciences, engineering
sciences, social sciences, and health sciences—and stresses
cross-disciplinary approaches to complex problems.
Through research, training, and global partnerships, the Earth
Institute mobilizes science and technology to advance sustainable
development and address environmental degradation, placing special
emphasis on the needs of the world’s poor.
The Earth Institute seeks applications from innovative postdoctoral
candidates or recent PhD recipients interested in a broad range of
issues in sustainable development.
The Postdoctoral Fellows Program in Sustainable Development provides
scholars who have a foundation in one of the Institute’s core
disciplines the opportunity to acquire the cross-disciplinary
expertise and breadth needed to address critical issues in the
field of sustainable development including reducing poverty,
hunger, disease, and environmental degradation.  Those who have
developed cross-disciplinary approaches during PhD studies will
find numerous opportunities to engage in leading research programs
that challenge their skills.
Candidates for the Postdoctoral Fellows Program should submit a
proposal for research that would contribute to the goal of global
sustainable development. This could take the form of participating
in and contributing to an existing multidisciplinary Earth
Institute project, an extension of an existing project, or a new
project that connects existing Institute expertise in novel ways.
Candidates should identify their desired small multidisciplinary
mentoring team, i.e., two or more senior faculty members or
research scientists/scholars at Columbia with whom they would like
to work during their fellowship. For information on the Earth
Institute and its programs, visit the Institute’s Postdoctoral
Fellows Web site
(http://www.earthinstitute.columbia.edu/postdoc/) for a list of
research units and relevant Columbia University and Barnard College

Fellowships will ordinarily be granted for a period of 24 months.

More information on the program is available on the Postdoctoral
Fellows Web site.
Application forms should be completed online at
Applications submitted by December 1, 2006, will be considered for
fellowships starting in the summer or fall of 2007.
For more information, contact:
Hilary Cisneros Dewhurst
Manager, Fellows Program
The Earth Institute at Columbia University
B-16 Hogan Hall, MC 3277
2910 Broadway
New York, NY 10025
E-mail: hd6 from columbia.edu
Columbia University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity
Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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