Postdoc, Visiting Professor or Sabbatical Visitor

Job Summary

Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institute for Advanced Study
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

Positions Available: Postdoc, Visiting Professor, or Sabbatical Member

The School of Natural Sciences at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, will have several openings for members in theoretical and computational astrophysics, observational astronomy, and cosmology for the academic year 2024-2025. Postdoctoral members are selected on their ability to freely conduct independent research but they frequently collaborate with each other, with faculty members at the Institute or Princeton University, and with researchers at other institutions. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Postdoctoral member appointments range from three to five years. Long-term members have five-year appointments with a stipend that is above post-doctoral level. In addition to exceptional qualifications for pursuing his or her individual research, the successful candidate for a long-term membership should be interested in mentoring, and possibly collaborating with, other post-doctoral members. Long-term members in astrophysics are designated Bahcall fellows. All applicants for postdoctoral membership will also be considered for long-term membership and vice versa.

We will also have openings for Visiting Professors. Applicants for these openings should hold a faculty or equivalent position and normally should be within ten years of receiving their Ph.D. Support will be provided to spend a period between one term and one year at the Institute while the faculty is on sabbatical or other leave from their home institution. Visiting Professors are expected to conduct their own research and to help make the research environment at the IAS stimulating to the other members of the School.

A small number of senior scientists can usually be accommodated on Sabbatical leave. Appointments range from a few months to a full academic year. Stipend support varies with the length of the visit and the amount of support being provided by the visitor's home institution, or by an outside fellowship.

For information about the Institute, current research activities, and previous postdoctoral fellows see our web site:

Most members are housed on campus. IAS housing is subject to availability which is finalized in the spring.

Astrophysics applicants must apply through AcademicJobsOnline (click on this link for application). Required materials are: CV including a publications list, research statement (limited to three pages, include current and future research interests, and formatted with one-inch margins.), three separate PDF files of recently written papers, and three letters of recommendation. All materials should be uploaded directly through the AJO website. Visiting Professor and Sabbatical applications do not require reference letters.

Applications must be received by November 15.

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2023 Sep 01
Application Deadline
2023 Nov 15
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Michelle Sage