We invite applications for the inaugural cohort of the newly launched Harvard-MIT Postdoctoral
Fellowships for Future Faculty Leaders program. We specifically seek individuals whose
research will contribute to increasing diversity and inclusion in the fields of physics and
astronomy. Contributions include increasing the participation in science research of women
and underrepresented minorities through teaching, mentoring, research advising, and public
outreach. The program is also targeted toward individuals who can bring unique perspectives to
their fields of research, critical insights that result from non-traditional paths to academia, and
backgrounds that can contribute to increasing diversity at Harvard and MIT.
The program is intended principally for candidates who are now completing their Doctorate, or
have very recently completed their Doctorate but have not yet begun a postdoctoral position,
or any individual for whom additional mentoring and training is desired to prepare for future
postdoctoral or faculty opportunities. The program provides for a visit of approximately one
week in order to foster a research and mentoring relationship with a faculty sponsor, followed
by a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship during which ongoing mentoring and networking will help to
complete the fellow’s transition to independent young scientist.
The nominal starting date is September 1, 2014, but earlier appointments
are possible. The positions are for two years, renewable for a third year,
contingent on performance and funding.
For application instructions and to login to the application, please see
the Application page.