Postdoctoral Scholar – Health and Environment

Postdoctoral Scholar – Health and Environment

Deadline to Apply: Open Position


The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences of The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar position in Health and Environment to begin July 1, 2022. The position will involve being responsible for developing proposals, implementing research projects, organizing events and conferences, and supporting initiatives on health and environment at the University.

A successful candidate should have a strong background in health and environment, with demonstrated abilities to work independently, publish, and organize research projects and events. The position is based in the Department of Geography working under the supervision of Dr. Brian King (, and there will be opportunities to collaborate and interact with a broad group of faculty and students through HELIX ( and the multiple research institutes at The Pennsylvania State University.

A  Ph.D. in Geography or a related field by is required by the effective date of employment. .

This is a full-time Postdoctoral appointment funded for one year form the date of the hire. Funding is available for an additional year contingent on satisfactory performance.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits associated with Postdoctoral positions are located at Individuals of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

For full consideration, applicants must upload the following materials with their application:

1) A 2-3 page cover letter detailing their qualifications for the position

2) A copy of their CV

3) Example(s) of recent publications

4) Names and contact details (e-mail addresses and telephone numbers) for three references

Questions are welcome and can be directed to Brian King at or 814-865-2612.

The Pennsylvania State University’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences takes an active role in building talented, inclusive, and culturally competent workforce. We understand that our shared future is guided by basic principles of fairness, mutual respect, and commitment to each other. Applicants should provide evidence, either woven through their application or as a separate diversity statement, of a commitment to fostering diversity, equity, inclusive excellence, belonging, and engagement, which creates an inclusive environment in their workplace.