The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)



Austin, TX, United States


Outstanding recent Ph.D.’s are invited to apply for a leading fellowship position to study the diversity of life and/or organisms in their natural environments at one of the top campuses in the country for this area of research. Funded by the Stengl-Wyer Endowment, the Stengl-Wyer Scholars Program provides up to three years of independent support for talented postdoctoral researchers. Scholars can study any groups of organisms, at levels from genes to populations to communities to ecosystems, and can use any combination of approaches.

Scholars will:

  • conduct cutting-edge research over three years;
  • have access to the outstanding core facilities at UT Austin, including field stations, natural history collections, and extensive capabilities in computation, genomics, imaging and other areas;
  • primarily focus on research, but in one of the three years, also develop a teaching or outreach effort related to their interests and career goals;
  • participate in semi-monthly luncheons with other fellows or guests;
  • receive career mentorship.

Scholars are expected to be highly independent and propose their own research program. Applicants should identify one or more faculty from the College of Natural Sciences who will guarantee laboratory space and serve as mentor. Successful Scholars will be encouraged to interact broadly and collaborate with other faculty, postdocs, and graduate students at UT.


Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. or equivalent degree by the projected start date, and must have been awarded the degree no more than three years prior to the application deadline. Start date should be on or after July 1, 2020. The College encourages applications from individuals within populations traditionally underrepresented in our disciplines. Our goal is to provide all Scholars with an inclusive and supportive environment in which they can reach their greatest intellectual potential.

Details regarding the Stengl-Wyer Scholars Program are available at Applications must be submitted through CompetitionSpace, UT Austin’s online submission interface (, by 5:00 PM CST on Monday March 2, 2020. Questions can be directed to Dr. Dean Appling (

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.