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2023-2024 Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunities in earth, marine, and planetary science or allied fields
Austin, Texas, USA
University of Texas Institute for Geophysics
  • Scholarship/ Fellowship

Please see the below call for UTIG postdoctoral fellows across Earth, marine, planetary science and related fields. Feel free to share this with anyone in your network who may be interested. There are several polar and planetary scientists here at UTIG working on icy problems – prospective fellows should feel free to reach out to any of our researchers to discuss ideas! 

TheUniversity of Texas Institute for Geophysics invites applications for its Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellows program for 2023-2024. UTIG is known for research excellence, integrative science efforts, and international field programs in geophysics (solid earth, marine, polar), climate science, planetary science, and energy geoscience.

About the Position

This is a highly competitive, endowed institutional award open to recent doctorates (degree within the past 3 years) in Earth, marine, and planetary science or allied fields. The appointment is for two years, contingent upon performance.

Recipients of the endowed fellowship will join a vibrant community of postdocs and research scientists where they are expected to pursue their own research in any scientific subfield that complements or expands ongoing UTIG programs. For a list of past awardees and projects see Institutional Postdoctoral Research Fellows.

Applicants are encouraged to identify and contact one or more prospective UTIG mentor(s).

Successful applicants may take up residence at UTIG as early as March 1, 2023.

Salary Range

$65,000, plus $5,000 discretionary fund for research and travel expenses.

About UTIG

UTIG is part of the Jackson School of Geosciences, which houses top research programs across all areas of the Earth Sciences. UTIG is also closely allied with the Texas Advanced Computing Center, the Center for Planetary Systems Habitability and the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences. UTIG employs both computational- and field-based technical support staff, and operates a variety of field equipment and lab facilities.


A PhD in a relevant field (Earth, marine, and planetary science or allied disciplines) must have been received within the past three years.

How to Apply

Apply online at the UT Austin Staff Jobs website: R_00023356.

Note: Current university employees must apply through MyWorkday: R_00023356 (requires UT EID).

Applications must include;

  1. a Curriculum Vitae including education, employment history, publications, and record of any extramural funding,
  2. a two-page research proposal (including figures, excluding references) stating research interests and research plans and addressing how they complement or expand ongoing research directions at UTIG,
  3. the names and contact information for three individuals willing to write letters of reference.


January 2, 2023.


Please contact the search committee chair: Thorsten Becker.


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