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Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity at SESYNC

The National Social-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) in Annapolis, Maryland invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow to work with a newly funded interdisciplinary team to develop and test a comprehensive, systematic framework to understand the dynamic social, economic, and environmental feedbacks that perpetuate segregated urban patterns over the long term. This framework will be tested by examining the City of Baltimore as a case study, working in collaboration with the Baltimore Ecosystem Study (BES), a long term research project of the National Science Foundation. The Fellow will work with a team of mentors from the social and ecological sciences who are associated with SESYNC and BES.

While there has been enormous progress in our understanding of urban environmental inequality and injustice, this program seeks to specifically examine the role of segregation in processes of social-ecological change, sustainability, and resilience. This project will advance understanding of: the long term ecological consequences of urban segregation; how ecological disparities may perpetuate segregation; and how socio-environmental strategies may remediate patterns and conditions of segregation and promote sustainability and resilience.

This is a 24-month position that can begin as early as December 1, 2016 and is based at the SESYNC offices in Annapolis MD, with one mentor at SESYNC (Morgan Grove) and mentors from the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies (Steward Pickett), Dartmouth College (Laura Ogden) and Arizona State University (Chris Boone). The Fellow will also be a full participant in SESYNC’s postdoctoral Immersion mentoring program ( educator/programs/immersion) and interact with a large group of current postdocs at the Center.

For more information on the research associated with this position, contact Morgan Grove, or For more information on SESYNC, visit

TO APPLY: Preference will be given to applications received by January 1, 2017 at 5pm EST. Please submit a cover letter, CV, and two writing samples as a single pdf at:, and have two professional references submit letters to Dr. Morgan Grove at: or

Collaborative Research Grants for Early-Career Researchers in Africa

ICSU New LogoICSU, together with NASAC and the ISSC, will support 10 research projects across Africa. These projects are expected to generate new solutions-oriented knowledge that will help develop new urban paradigms in Africa and make African cities more resilient, adaptable and healthier. This is the first call in a five-year, 5 million Euro project that seeks to increase the production of high quality, integrated (inter- and transdisciplinary), solutions-oriented research on global sustainability by early career scientists in Africa.

Deadline: August 15, 2016

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