Bart J Bok Fellowship in Astronomy & Astrophysics

Job Summary

Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
University of Arizona
Steward Observatory
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

Applications are solicited for the Bart J. Bok Fellowship in Astronomy and Astrophysics at Steward Observatory, University of Arizona. This postdoctoral fellowship provides an opportunity for a recent Ph.D. recipient to pursue an ambitious program of research in any area of theoretical, experimental, or observational astronomy or astrophysics. All of the observational and computational facilities of the Department of Astronomy and Steward Observatory are available to the Fellow, who is encouraged to conduct independent research and to develop collaborations with faculty, staff, and students.

The Bok Fellow will receive an annual stipend of $65,000 per year, as well as access to a generous research fund to support their scientific program. This 3-year Fellowship commences in fall 2019. Candidates must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. in Astronomy or a related field before the start date of the Fellowship. 

Additional information about the Department, Steward Observatory, its personnel, and its facilities is available on its web page: A list of previous Bok Fellows can be found at:

Applications should be submitted online through under Job Posting #P20692. To complete the application, please follow the instructions under the heading Special Instructions to the Applicant. Submissions should include a cover letter, CV, list of publications, and a statement of current and proposed research (5-page limit), and three reference letters.

Review of applications will begin on December 3, 2018.

The Astronomy Department and Steward Observatory have a highly-valued culture of collegiality, respect, and collaboration among its members. We welcome candidates who will contribute to this positive climate and to our ongoing efforts toward increasing the inclusivity and diversity of our community.

Benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; disability programs; paid vacations, sick leave and holidays; tuition reduction for employee and qualified family members. For details visit: http//

Applicants will be considered without regard to U.S. citizenship or national origin. The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA - M/W/D/V Employer.

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2018 Oct 31
Application Deadline
2018 Dec 03