Guarini Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellow at Dartmouth

Dartmouth College invites applications for a Guarini Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellowship in Physics and Astronomy. This fellowship supports scholars whose research addresses Astronomy, Astrophysics, Quantum and Condensed Matter Physics, Quantum Information Science, or related fields. In addition, the fellowship promotes student and faculty diversity at Dartmouth, and throughout higher education, by supporting underrepresented scholars and others with a demonstrated ability to advance educational diversity and inclusivity. Applicants will be selected on the basis of their academic achievement, promise in research and teaching, and demonstrated commitment to addressing underrepresentation in higher education. 

This is a two-year residential fellowship, with one course taught in the second year.  Fellows are expected to pursue research activities while participating fully in the intellectual life of the department and the college. Fellows receive an annual stipend of approximately $57,960, plus benefits and an allocation for research expenses (exact funding levels will be set at the time of offer).

Guarini Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellows are part of the Provost’s Fellowship Program, a multidisciplinary cohort of approximately ten predoctoral and postdoctoral scholars who share a commitment to increasing diversity and inclusivity in their disciplines. Fellows participate together in mentoring and professional development programming, including guidance in preparing for faculty careers. 

Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and is one of the oldest universities in the United States. The Department of Physics and Astronomy has a range of active research programs in astronomy, cosmology, space and plasma physics, as well as condensed matter physics and quantum information science. 

The astronomy group at Dartmouth includes five faculty members with postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduates working in areas of stellar evolution, extrasolar planets, galaxy evolution, and active galactic nuclei. Dartmouth astronomers have extensive access to the Southern African Large Telescope and MDM Observatory, and also widely utilize ground- and space-based facilities including the James Webb Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Chandra X-ray Observatory, Keck, and Gemini Observatories.

The quantum and condensed matter physics at Dartmouth includes six faculty members, plus postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduates working across a wide range of theoretical and experimental subfields. Focus areas include open quantum systems and quantum information processing, quantum measurement, sensing and metrology, quantum computation and simulation, quantum statistical mechanics, strongly correlated many-body systems, topological phases of light and matter.

Dartmouth is located in Hanover, New Hampshire, in the beautiful Upper Valley of the Connecticut River two hours from Boston, and is consistently ranked one of the best small towns in which to live in the country.

Application Materials

  1. Cover letter, including overview of research areas and teaching interests; please also describe your prior contributions to advancing diversity and inclusivity in higher education and your motivations to join this multidisciplinary fellowship program;
  2. CV;
  3. Dissertation description (maximum two pages single spaced);
  4. Three confidential letters of recommendation, one of which should be from the dissertation advisor.

Applications should be submitted via Interfolio at Review will begin January 5, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.