The AAS John N. Bahcall Public Policy Fellowship was created in 2006 to provide an opportunity for early career astronomers to gain experience in the world of science policy and serves to augment the policy advocacy programs of the society. The Bahcall Fellowship is currently a full-time, one-year postdoctoral level appointment, renewable for a second year. Applications for the 2019 Fellowship closed on 1 March.
The Fellow works in close partnership with the Director of Public Policy to coordinate the public policy activities of the AAS. Responsibilities include:
Interested and qualified applicants should complete all fields in this webform and submit a cover letter (2 pages maximum) and short CV (4 pages maximum). The cover letter should explain the applicant’s interest in the position, how the fellowship fits into the applicant's career plans at this time, and attributes and experience that would make the applicant highly effective in this position. Letters of reference and relevant writing samples will be requested of semi-finalists. Finalist interviews will be conducted in April in Washington, DC and a final selection will be made by early May (subject to modification if the position becomes available much earlier).
The salary for this position is commensurate with other DC-based postdoctoral fellowships, plus benefits provided to all AAS employees (medical and dental insurance, commuting expenses, etc.). Additionally, retirement benefits are provided after one year of service. The AAS is an equal opportunity employer.
Only applications submitted via this webform will be accepted. If you have questions about the Fellowship or the application process, please contact Joel Parriott.