Postdoctoral Fellowship

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Publish Date: 
Thursday, September 6, 2018
Archive Date: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
American Museum of Natural History
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Postdoctoral Position in Theoretical and Computational Astrophysics Research and Education

The Department of Astrophysics, American Museum of Natural History, seeks a candidate for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship consisting of 75% research and 25% education. The research will be conducted in fields related to the interests of curatorial faculty member Mordecai-Mark Mac Low, including computational and theoretical work on: the formation and dynamics of protoplanetary disks and solid bodies within them; the formation of stars, star clusters, and stellar populations in galaxies; the structure of the interstellar medium; and feedback driven outflows from galaxies. The education component supports an innovative Master-of-Arts in Teaching (MAT) program ( designed to educate teacher candidates in both the science and pedagogy required to successfully teach the New York State Earth sciences curriculum, which includes roughly 25% astronomy and planetary science topics. The successful applicant must demonstrate the ability to develop a robust research program, work collaboratively with museum professionals in the MAT program, particularly during our summer field experience and research practicum, and assist in coordinating teacher candidate science activities. Compensation will be at a level reflective of the extended responsibilities of the position. Applications should include a CV, statement of research interests and goals, statement of educational experience and philosophy, and letters from two scientific and one education/outreach reference sent separately. Please send all materials in PDF format to Department Administrator Madeleine Frisch (  Consideration of application materials will begin on November 1, 2018. For further information please contact Mordecai-Mark Mac Low (

The AMNH is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The Museum encourages women, minorities, persons with disabilities, Vietnam era and disabled veterans to apply. The Museum does not discriminate due to age, sex, religion, race, color, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law.

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
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