Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program – Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), William & Mary

The Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), William & Mary, is seeking applicants for our Research, Academic Inclusion, and Scientific Engagement (RAISE) Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program. Theoverarching goal of this program is to create and train the next generation of leading academic faculty.

RAISE postdoctoral fellows will receive training in the research, teaching, and governance competencies neededto succeed in tenure-track academic faculty positions. Emphasis is placed on capacity building inacademia, with recognition that successfully tackling current marine science challenges requires inclusion ofscientists with a diversity of voices, perspectives, and experiences; therefore, we strongly encourage applications from individuals underrepresented in the field of marine science and in higher education. Appointed fellows will be mentored by a faculty member at VIMS. Together they will work in an area of mutual interest. Current research interests of VIMS faculty span a broad range of topics in marine science, which can be explored via the VIMS Faculty Directory. In addition to research, fellows will be expected to engage in professional development activities as part of the program.

Applicants are required to have a PhD with no more than 4 years since conferral of their degree. A degree in marine science is not required, as we are interested in recruiting individuals outside the field that have research interests and experience that are transferable to marine science. Applicants must have independent research experience, with a high level of scholarship through peer-reviewed publications and scientific presentations. Demonstrated commitment to teaching, mentoring, leadership, and governance, as well as grant management experience, is preferred but not required. Appointed fellows will be employees of William & Mary and fellowships are expected to span 2 years, with an annual starting salary of $70,000. The RAISE Fellowship is eligible for employee benefits and leave, as outlined in William & Mary’s Faculty & Professional plans.

Start date is negotiable, but, ideally, fellows will begin in Spring – Summer 2024.

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