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Provost's Postdoctoral Program                  
Duke University

 The Director of the Duke University Marine Lab, notes, “We are in an exciting period of growth and opportunity at the Marine Lab, with a number of new faculty expected on board by Fall 2009.

Our expertise includes marine policy, deep-sea biology, sensory physiology, chemical ecology, conservation policy and environmental values, conservation genetics, marine mammal science, marine ecology, and fisheries oceanography.
We would welcome applicants in these or related fields.
If you are aware of a talented individual who is eligible under the conditions outlined below and who has expertise in natural sciences or social sciences that would complement our programs at the Duke University Marine Laboratory, please encourage him or her to contact me for information about the Marine Lab and potential faculty mentors.


Description and Purpose: 

The 2006 strategic plan at Duke University, Making a Difference, upholds diversity as a core value of our institution. Not only does diversity at our university best prepare our students for a global world, a robust learning environment can occur only when people of different backgrounds, races, ethnic groups and experiences are brought together to exchange ideas. Duke recognizes that we need to continue our efforts to enhance diversity in our student and faculty populations, as well as in leadership positions. To that end, the Provost has created the Provost's Postdoctoral Program, with competitive postdoctoral research appointments for two years. The goal of the program is to increase the diversity of scholars who have potential for becoming tenure track faculty at Duke University or peer institutions, particularly in fields where there are fewer women and/or underrepresented minorities. Postdoctoral awardees are expected to devote their full efforts to research, and may teach a maximum of one course per year. We expect to award two 2-year fellowships each year.



Completion of doctoral degree between July 1, 2004 and July 1, 2009. The Program is limited to US citizens and permanent residents. Academic excellence, prior record of accomplishments, potential to bring diverse ideas to Duke University and to interact successfully with a broad range of differences among faculty and students, and the identification and willingness of the sponsoring mentor, will form the major selection criteria.


Appointment and Salary:

Individuals will be appointed as Postdoctoral Associates, and should be prepared to start the position between July 1 and August 31. Salary will be based on the NIH recommended postdoctoral salaries commensurate with the experience of the candidate. An additional $5000 will be available to enhance the research experience, such as travel, registration and expenses associated with attending professional meetings or workshops, membership dues for professional societies, and journal subscriptions.


Fields of Discipline:

Any discipline available at Duke University.


Application and Notification Schedule:

All materials must be postmarked by January 23, 2009, and will not be returned to the applicant. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted. All candidates will be notified of our decisions no later than March 15, 2009.