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Guarini Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellowship in Physics and Astronomy 2023-25

Dartmouth College
New Hampshire, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 30, 2022

Dartmouth College invites applications for a Guarini Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellowship in Physics and Astronomy . This fellowship supports scholars whose research addresses one of two general areas and their related fields: (1) Astronomy and Astrophysics, OR (2) Quantum and Condensed Matter Physics, and Quantum Information Science. In addition, the fellowship promotes student and faculty diversity at Dartmouth, and throughout higher education, by supporting underrepresented scholars and others with a demonstrated ability to advance educational diversity and inclusivity.

This is a two-year residential fellowship, with one course taught in the second year. Fellows are expected to pursue research activities while participating fully in the intellectual life of the department and the college. Fellows receive an annual stipend of approximately $57,960, plus benefits, $2,500 for moving expenses, and an allocation for research expenses (exact funding levels will be set at the time of offer).

Guarini Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellows are part of the Provost’s Fellowship Program , a multidisciplinary cohort of approximately ten predoctoral and postdoctoral scholars who share a commitment to increasing diversity and inclusivity in their disciplines. Fellows participate together in mentoring and professional development programming, including guidance in preparing for faculty careers.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy has a range of active research programs. This fellowship specifically supports scholars Astronomy, Astrophysics, Quantum and Condensed Matter Physics, Quantum Information Science, and related fields. The department also carries out active research in Theoretical Cosmology and Space and Plasma Physics,

The astronomy and astrophysics research group at Dartmouth includes five faculty members with postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduates working in areas of stellar evolution, extrasolar planets, galaxy evolution, and active galactic nuclei. Dartmouth astronomers have extensive access to the Southern African Large Telescope and MDM Observatory, and also widely utilize ground- and space-based facilities including the James Webb Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Chandra X-ray Observatory, Keck, and Gemini Observatories.

The quantum and condensed matter physics group at Dartmouth includes six faculty members, plus postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduates working across a wide range of theoretical and experimental subfields. Focus areas include open quantum systems and quantum information processing, quantum measurement, sensing and metrology, quantum computation and simulation, quantum statistical mechanics, strongly correlated many-body systems, topological phases of light and matter.

Applicants will be selected on the basis of their academic achievement, promise in research and teaching, and demonstrated commitment to addressing underrepresentation in higher education.


PhD in Physics, Astronomy, or a closely related field, or ABD with PhD received by the start of the appointment.

Application Instructions

Applicants should provide the following materials via Interfolio:

  1. Research statement outlining completed research (including dissertation), work in progress, and plans for publication (maximum two pages single spaced);
  2. Teaching statement outlining past and future teaching interests (maximum one page single spaced)
  3. Fellowship program statement describing your motivations to join a multidisciplinary cohort; the statement should also describe prior and potential contributions to diversity in the context of academic research, teaching, and/or service (maximum one page single spaced)
  4. Curriculum vitae
  5. Three confidential letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin January 5, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other category protected by applicable law, in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, employment, or other school administered programs. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

If you are an applicant with a disability and need accommodations to assist in the job application or interview process, please email . In the subject line, please state “Application Accommodations” and include the job number or title. Someone from the ADA Compliance Office will be in touch within 2 business days.

For additional employment opportunities at Dartmouth College, please visit the Dartmouth Interfolio Job Board , the Office of the Provost , and the Office of Human Resources .

Offers of employment are contingent upon consent to a pre-employment background check with results acceptable under Dartmouth policy. Please visit the Office of Human Resources for details.

All Dartmouth College employees, whether working on-site or remotely, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive an approved medical or religious exemption from vaccination through Dartmouth's Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity (IDE). Compliance with the Dartmouth COVID-19 Employee and Appointee Vaccination Policy is a condition of employment and every offer of employment is contingent upon submission of appropriate documentation evidencing either vaccination against COVID-19, or the receipt of an approved exemption. Failure to meet this condition of employment may result in Dartmouth, in its sole discretion, delaying employment or rescinding its offer of employment. Visit to review the Policy and for details and information on requesting an exemption and/or reasonable accommodation.

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