Space Security – (2) Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships

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The University of British Columbia – The Outer Space Institute

Location: British Columbia
Date posted: 2023-08-16
Advertised until: 2023-09-15

The Outer Space Institute (OSI) is inviting applications for two post-doctoral research fellowships in the field of space security, broadly defined.

The OSI is a network of world-leading space experts united by their commitment to highly innovative, transdisciplinary research that addresses grand challenges facing the continued use and exploration of space. Comprised of physical scientists, social scientists, lawyers, engineers, industry leaders, and policy makers, the OSI seeks to identify problems and solutions that have been overlooked by other groups.

The two post-doc fellowships provide the same degree of support as top Canadian post-doctoral fellowships: CAD$70,000 per year (taxable). They are for 2 years, with the possibility of a short extension. Additional funds will be available for travel and research.

The positions will be based in the Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, but the research will be transdisciplinary and candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, including but not limited to engineering and physical sciences, law, and social sciences. A PhD or equivalent postgraduate degree is generally required, though candidates with relevant professional experience will also be considered.

The post-doctoral fellows will work with Professors Michael Byers (Department of Political Science) and Aaron Boley (Department of Physics and Astronomy) on research in the field of space security, broadly defined to include safety and sustainability. They will also have time to pursue their own research interests. Our intent is to help launch promising young scholars into highly successful careers.

How to Apply
Interested applicants should send the following to Andrew Falle (he/him), Research Coordinator, Outer Space Institute, at:

  • Short cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • List of publications
  • The Names of three referees

Deadline to Apply
Consideration of candidates will begin on September 15, 2023, but applications are welcome after that date. Successful candidates will be able to take up their fellowships as early as January 2024, or as late as April 2024.

Equity and Diversity
Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. If two candidates are of equal merit, Canadian law requires that Canadians and permanent residents of Canada be given priority.

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