SESYNC Collaborative Postdoctoral Fellowship


National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC)


Sunday, December 15, 2019

Start Date

Monday, January 6, 2020

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), located in Annapolis, Maryland, hosts a two-year postdoctoral fellowships for early career scholars (≤ four years post PhD) to work with a Collaborating Mentor (scholar). ​Dr. Nicholas Magliocca is interested in collaborating with a postdoctoral research associate on a wide range of topics related to feedbacks between (i.e., ‘coupled) human and natural systems.  In particular, he is looking to work with someone in these active areas of his research program:

  • Land-use change caused by the operations of illicit supply networks
  • Agricultural water resource management in the food-energy-water (FEW) nexus
  • Land-use change and land conversion driven by global agricultural commodity markets.

A full description of these project areas is available here. Please contact Dr. Magliocca if you are interested.

The Lab is seeking students with expertise in: GIS and spatial analysis, agent-based modeling, spatial statistical modeling, network analysis, synthesis of case studies (e.g., meta-analysis), or other computational approaches to studying human-environment interactions.

Stipend, tuition, and fees
Funding will be provided through Dr. Magliocca’s active projects and/or the Department of Geography’s Graduate Assistantship program. The position carries a full tuition waiver, a stipend, and health insurance. Additional funding for conference presentations will also be provided. Fellowships through the University of Alabama Graduate School are available for exceptional applicants.

To Apply
For full consideration, applications for are due by December 15 for Spring admission and March 15th for Fall admission. Admission and selection for Graduate Assistantships is highly competitive. Interested students should first contact Dr. Nicholas Magliocca ( with a statement of interest, an unofficial transcript, and GRE scores to assess competitiveness and topical fit with the Lab. Questions about the admissions process can be directed to Dr. Justin Hart ( 

Contact Name

Dr. Nicholas Magliocca

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