We invite applications for the fifth cohort of the Harvard Postdoctoral Fellowships for Future Faculty Leaders (FFL). We seek individuals who will develop and carry out an independent research program in astronomy, and whose research will also contribute to increasing representation and inclusion in these fields. Contributions may include increasing the representation of women and people of color in scientific research through teaching, mentoring, research advising, and public outreach. The program also targets individuals who may bring unique perspectives to their fields of research, critical insights that result from nontraditional paths to academia, and backgrounds that can contribute to increasing representation at Harvard and in the national community of astronomers.
We strongly encourage applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups in astronomy. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer where all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, sex or national origin.*
2018 Application Review
We continue to review applications received for the 2018 fellowship. Thank you again for your patience. Our reviewers will need a bit more time. We expect an update by
Tuesday, February 20, 2018.
Note: We are mindful of concurrent deadlines. Be in touch at
to notify us of any urgencies.
The following documents must be submitted in PDF or using the provided text box only.
Curriculum vitae (CV)
Combined statement on research and broader impacts (6 pages)
Three (3) letters of recommendation
- Research statement
- Title and summary* (1500 characters)
- Full statement on prior and current research interests
- Broader impacts
- Full statement on:
- past teaching, mentoring and outreach activities;
- plans for future activities in both scientific research and work that will increase the participation of traditionally underrepresented groups in astronomy through teaching, advising and/or mentoring;
- and a list of potential host research groups at Harvard.
Email addresses for letter writers are required. Writers will receive a link via email to upload their letters in PDF directly to an application. Applicants will be copied on these emails and can check the status of submission by visiting their application and clicking “View Application Status”.
*Text field provided.