HMEI Environmental Fellows

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High Meadows Environmental Institute
Job Description

The High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI) at Princeton University is accepting applications for the 2024-2025 HMEI Environmental Fellows Program. This postdoctoral program seeks scholars from all disciplines. The fellowship supports early career scholars in developing their research in a dynamic environmental studies community. In addition to their research, fellows are expected to contribute to the undergraduate program; this can take the form of supporting an existing environmental studies course, helping to mentor a student internship team, or teaching a course of their own design.

Applications are welcome from candidates who earned or expect to earn a Ph.D. between January 2021 and June 2024. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

● Atmospheric and oceanic sciences
● Biodiversity
● Biogeochemical cycles
● Carbon mitigation
● Climate and energy
● Climate, disease and health
● Climate justice
● Cities and environment
● Earth history
● Ecology and ecosystem science
● Environmental chemistry and microbiology
● Environmental engineering
● Environmental humanities
● Environmental justice
● Environmental media, narrative and science communication
● Food and environment
● Health and environment
● Water resources and hydrology

Before applying, candidates should identify and contact one or more Princeton faculty who are willing to provide research supervision, teaching and professional mentorship; and confirm their willingness to supervise their work should they be accepted into the program. An indication of faculty sponsorship(s) should be noted in the application. More than 140 members of the Princeton University faculty, representing 30 academic departments (in social sciences, humanities, natural Sciences and engineering), are affiliated with HMEI. The core faculty and broader group of Associated Faculty of HMEI are listed on the Institute's website:

Applications received before October 31, 2023 11:59 p.m. EST will be given full consideration. Applicants should include a cover letter (1-2 pages), a statement of research interests and goals for the fellowship period (no more than 2 pages), and a brief narrative of how the applicant would contribute to HMEI's commitments to fostering diverse and inclusive environmental studies at Princeton (1 – 2 pages). The application should also include the names and email addresses for three referees familiar with their work.

All applications must be submitted through the Princeton University jobsite at .

HMEI Environmental Fellowships provide a competitive annual salary, depending upon experience, along with a significant allowance for travel to meetings and for research support. Initial awards are for one year, with the possibility of renewal for up to two additional years depending on satisfactory performance and available funding. The earliest starting date is July 1, 2024.

This position is subject to the University's background check policy.
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.