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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Food Security and the Environment

About the Fellowship

The FSE postdoctoral fellowship will be awarded to promising young scholars with a demonstrated ability to do innovative and rigorous work related to global hunger, poverty alleviation, and environmental degradation. Successful candidates will be expected to lead projects of their own design, while also interacting with other faculty and students at FSE.

Applicants are required to submit, as a single pdf: a cover letter, a CV, three names of references, and a 1-page description of a proposed project to Laura Seaman ( We encourage candidates from both the social and natural sciences to apply. Successful applications will clearly identify how the proposed work relates to FSE priority areas. We particularly encourage applications from candidates working on the topic of water resources as it relates to agriculture and food security.

Proposals received by December 15, 2016 will receive full consideration. The position is for one year at a competitive annual salary and benefits package, with a possibility for extension to two years at the discretion of FSE. The target start date for candidates applying by December 15, 2016 is the Fall of 2017, though the exact start date will depend on multiple factors.

About FSE

Stanford University’s Center on Food Security and the Environment addresses critical global issues of hunger, poverty and environmental degradation by generating vital knowledge and policy-relevant solutions. An interdisciplinary team of scholars accomplishes this mission through:

  1. Food, Nutrition, and Health
  2. Aquaculture and fisheries
  3. Tropical Oil Crops
  4. Climate Impacts and Adaptation
  5. Water Resources
  6. Big Data for Food Security
  7. Crop and Livestock Systems

FSE is a joint effort of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment. To learn more about FSE, see:

Stanford University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer, committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce. It welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, veterans, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research and teaching mission.

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