Postdoctoral Fellowship in Remote Sensing and International Development

College of William & Mary in Virginia

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted April 19, 2012
Type Post-doc
Salary Competitive
Employment Type Full-time

The Center of Geospatial Analysis, the Geology Department, and the Government Department are pleased to announce a new postdoctoral fellowship, supported by the Mellon teach-scholar training program. This program offers a unique opportunity to collaborate with the William and Mary faculty sponsors on research, while also receiving mentorship in multiple aspects of educational and professional development. We invite applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Remote Sensing and International Development. The selected postdoctoral fellow will collaborate with faculty mentors Stuart Hamilton and Mark Buntaine on a project that examines how environmental and development aid influence land use and land cover change.


In addition to collaborating with the faculty sponsors on the research project, the postdoctoral fellow will learn how to mentor undergraduates in meaningful research experiences, while also developing and teaching two undergraduate courses during the two years of the fellowship. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from early-career scientists who would like to maintain a balance between high quality research and teaching excellence in their continuing careers. The candidate should have a Ph.D in Geography, Government, or a related field.


The postdoctoral fellow will receive an annual stipend of $45,000 plus benefits and a research/teaching/professional development budget of at least $10,000 per annum-- this budget includes resources for travel and participation at conferences. The appointment is for two years, commencing in the Fall of 2012.


More details about recent Mellon postdoctoral fellows can be found at:


For informal inquiries about the program, please contact Stuart Hamilton, Associate Research Faculty in Geology and Director of the CGA, and/or Mark Buntaine, Assistant Professor in the Government Department.


To apply for the RS / Environmental Aid postdoc, please visit the employment section of the CGA website. Then submit your application online to the William and Mary employment site: (instructional faculty) including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, two reference letters, and statements of research plans and teaching approach. Review of applications will begin May 14th and will continue until an appointment is made. The College of William and Mary is an EEO/AA employer and conducts background checks on applicants for employment.


Position number F0006L