Burke Fellowships in Theoretical Physics or Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, August 3, 2019
Archive Date: 
Saturday, November 16, 2019
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
California Institute of Technology
Department Name: 
Physics, Mathematics, and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
1200 E California Blvd
City: 
Pasadena
State/Province: 
CA
Zip/Postal: 
91104
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Prize Fellowships at the Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics offer an opportunity for outstanding recent and new Ph.D. recipients to perform research at Caltech for three years. They are selected by a faculty committee representing all areas of theoretical physics and astrophysics at Caltech and are provided with:

  • flexibility, support, and freedom in choosing research direction within theoretical physics and astrophysics (including but not limited to theoretical astrophysics/cosmology, condensed matter theory, general relativity, particle/string theory, physical mathematics, and quantum information),
  • an inclusive environment with faculty mentorship and activities organized by the Burke Institute to promote scientific exchanges and professional growth, and
  • an annual stipend/salary and an annual research fund that are comparable to those of other prestigious fellowships.

The Burke Fellowship program significantly expands and strengthens Caltech’s long-standing program of Prize Fellowships in Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics. The Prize Fellowship program has been successful with over 95 percent of the more than 120 former fellows holding distinguished academic positions.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Caltech is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Included Benefits: 

Paid vacation

Sick days

Health, dental, vision

Application Deadline: 
Friday, November 15, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Jessica Varlet
Title: 
Non-tenured Academic Program Administrator
Department Name: 
PMA
Email: 
jvarlet@caltech.edu
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Jessica Varlet
Email: 
jvarlet@caltech.edu