Reginald A. Daly Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (2020-2021)

September 16, 2020

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Harvard University
Reginald A. Daly Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (2020-2021)

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University invites applicants for the Reginald A. Daly Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.

The Department seeks candidates in the broad field of Earth and Planetary Sciences including but not limited to: geology, geochemistry, oceanography, Earth history, geobiology, hydrology, mineralogy, mineral physics, paleomagnetism, atmospheric dynamics, atmospheric chemistry, climate science, seismology, structural geology, geodynamics, petrology, geophysics, and planetary sciences. We welcome methodological approaches that span field observations, lab-based science, theory, and computation.

These honorific postdoctoral fellowships are awarded for a one-year period, with an anticipated extension for a second year. Daly fellows carry out independent research and may choose to interact with one or more research groups in the department. Applicants are welcome to contact members of the department before applying.

The annual salary is $70,000 with additional funds of $5,000 per year available for research and travel support.

Applicants should have a recent Ph.D. or should be 2021-degree candidates. Completion of the Ph.D. is required by the time of the appointment. The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences is keenly interested in diversifying its department and encourages applications from diverse candidates, including from women and minorities. Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related considerations, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a two-page research proposal, as well as the names, affiliations, and email addresses of three referees. Applicants are responsible for contacting the referees. Referees would need to have their letters uploaded to the link provided by the application site. Applications and letters are due January 1, 2021 and should be submitted (along with reference letters) through


Questions for the Daly Search Committee can be sent to Emily Bowman, Academic Coordinator,