Astronomy and Astrophysics Prize Fellowship

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Monday, November 1, 2021
Archive Date: 
Monday, December 27, 2021
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Iowa State University
Department Name: 
Physics and Astronomy
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 


The Physics and Astronomy Department at Iowa State University invites applications to its inaugural Astronomy and Astrophysics Prize Fellowship. This 3-year fellowship supports independent research by an early-career scientist in astronomy and astrophysics. The fellow is expected to move to Ames at the start of appointment (summer 2022) and actively participate to the scientific life of the department.

Astronomy research at ISU spans both observation and theory in a variety of disciplines, from stellar astronomy, to interstellar medium physics, high energy astrophysics, galaxy evolution, and planetary systems. The new Fellow will be free to carry their own research program, although research interests intersecting with current A&A faculty are preferred. Applicants must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in astronomy, astrophysics or related fields prior to appointment.

The fellow will receive an annual salary of $65,000 with competitive benefits package, relocation reimbursement up to $2,500 and annual research funds of $10,000.

Submit applications through our Online Application Form. Applications should include a cover letter (stating interest and relevant experience/skills, and listing contact information for three letters of recommendation), CV (including full publication list), three-page statement of research accomplishments and plans, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to [email protected]. All application material should be received by December 15, 2021; late applications may be considered until position is filled.

ISU is an EO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. Applications from women, minorities, and other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged. Iowa State University is committed to achieving inclusive excellence through a diverse workforce and is dedicated to supporting work-life balance through an array of flexible policies.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Frank Krennrich
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Massimo Marengo
Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Prize Fellowship