Astrophysics Jobs Rumor Mill - Postdoc & Term

Faculty & Staff Page - Previous Years


To edit the page anonymously, do not be logged in.

If you register for an account on the wiki and login, you can Monitor the page by clicking on the eyeball in the upper right and receive email notifications of changes. (An RSS feed of recent changes is in progress.)

You can add new rows by right clicking within the table.

Please include a link to the job when adding it to the list.

If possible, include names and dates when offers are made and accepted, since this helps to differentiate wrong rumors from right ones. Use boldface to indicate when a position has been accepted.

An old revision should not be restored at any time! Unless, of course, you manage to make so many errors while editing the page that you can’t fix them all one by one. Then you can go back by one revision. If you go back by more you’ve also erased other people’s rumors inadvertently.

If a rumor you put on keeps getting removed by someone else (and that rumor is not about you) please respect that person’s wishes—they might have reasons to keep it private and/or your rumor might be wrong.

Prior experience shows that the rumor page is not 100% accurate. If you need to make an important time-critical decision based on the status of a job opening, we strongly encourage you to get your information from the official search committee, not this page.

We have chosen to adopt a hands-off policy for the Rumor Mill; however, you may contact @astrobetter or email the admin if you encounter technical difficulties. Please log out to edit the page anonymously.

Postdoc or Term positions

Place/Institution (alphabetical)

People (in boldface if accepted)

Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (ad) Application deadline October 30, 2023
Some interview invitations sent (Nov. 28)
Margaret Burbidge Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship in Astrophysics (ad) Application deadline October 31, 2023
KICP Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (ad) Application deadline October 31, 2023
American Museum of Natural History Postdoctoral Fellowship Competition in Astrophysics (ad)

Application deadline October 19, 2023 (first round)

(Has anyone been contacted?) Yes

Some rejections received (Nov 16)

Australian National University, postdoc in computational ISM and galaxy evolution, female-only (ad)

Application deadline December 22, 2023

Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute), "Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity" department (ad)

Application deadline November 22, 2023

Any news?
Arizona State University, Beus Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship (ad) Application deadline November 13, 2023
Brinson Postdoctoral Fellowship in Experimental Quantum Cosmology at Caltech (ad) Application deadline November 15, 2023
Brinson Prize Fellowship (ad) Application Deadline November 2nd, 2023
Case Western Reserve University - Richard S Morrison Postdoctoral Fellowship (ad) Application review begins December 1, 2023
Case Western Reserve University - Postdoc in CMB instrumentation/analysis (ad) Application review begins December 1, 2023
Center for AstroPhysical Surveys (CAPS) Fellowship (U. Illinois / NCSA, USA ad ) Applications due Feb. 15, 2024
Center for Theoretical Physics, Seoul National University - Postdoctoral position in computational cosmology (ad Application deadline January 5, 2024
CITA Postdoctoral Fellowship  (ad)  Deadline Nov 6 (27), 2023
Dunlap Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astronomy and Astrophysics (ad) Application deadline November 15, 2023. News?
Ciela Institute - Postdoctoral positions in astrophysics and machine learning (Montreal, Canada) (ad)

Application deadline November 7, 2023

Interview requests sent to some candidates (Dec 8)

Enrico Fermi Institute of the University of Chicago (ad) Application deadline Nov. 7; Any update?

ESA (European Space Agency) Independent Research Fellowship at ESAC (Spain), ESTEC (Netherlands), and STScI (USA) ad

30 people have been invited for a first round of interviews. - Applications are still under review on the website, so are there going to be more interview rounds?

some rejections received (Nov 14)

Institute of Space Sciences, Barcelona (ad) News?
James Arthur Fellowship/NYU (ad) Deadline Nov 15. News?
Jaynes Fellowships (3-4, 3 year positions), Dept. of Physics, Washington University in Saint Louis (ad)

Application deadline November 15, 2023; News? Some shortlisted candidates were invited for interviews, including Anastasia Sokolenko

Johns Hopkins University (JHU) William H. Miller and Davis Fellowships (ad) Application deadline December 1, 2023 through academicjobsonline.com
KITP Fellowship University of California, Santa Barbara (ad) Application deadline Nov. 15; News?
LMU Munich Fraunhofer-Schwarzschild Fellowship (ad) Application deadline November 10, 2023. Recommendation letters will be requested afterwards. Any news?
Leibniz Institut für Astrophysik, Potsdam.

Computational Galaxy and Cluster Formation Postdoc (ad)

Application deadline November 15 2023. Some interviews scheduled.
Max-Planck Institue for Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowship (ad)

Application deadline Nov. 6.

Shortlisted candidates invited for interviews on Nov. 24

have some rejections received?

Missouri University of Science and Technology, Cosmology or Galaxy Evolution postdoc (ad) Application deadline December 28, 2023
Postdoc position at Lund University, Sweden, in Exoplanet atmospheres and planet formation (ad) Application deadline October 13, 2023
NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowship (ad) Application deadline October 16th, 2023
Ohio State CCAPP Fellowships (ad) Application (soft) deadline December 1, 2023
Ohio University Cosmology postdoc (ad)  Application deadline December 31, 2023
Oort Fellowship Leiden Observatory (ad) Application deadline December 15, 2023
University of Oklahoma, Dodge Family Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship in Astronomy/Astrophysics (ad) Application deadline 2024 January 15.
University of Oklahoma, postdoc in Sun-like and low-mass stars (ad) Application deadline Jan 15, 2024

Postdoc positions in multi-messenger astrophysics at Tohoku University (ad)

Application deadline Sep 26, 2023
University of Arizona, postdoc in experimental time domain astrophysics (w/ Sand) (ad) Application deadline Jan 31, 2024
University of Arizona, postdoc in nearby galaxies and stellar populations (w/ Sand) (ad) Application deadline Jan 31, 2024

University of Pennsylvania, data-oriented postdoctral fellowship in the Center for Particle Cosmlogy (ad)

Application deadline Dec 1, 2023.

Offer sent, shortlist notified

University of Southern California, postdoctoral positions in cosmology and gravitational waves (ad) Application deadline Dec 18, 2023.
UT Austin Astronomy, Postdoctoral Fellows in Cosmology and LSS (ad) Application deadline Dec 1, 2023.
The University of Texas at Austin, Weinberg Institute Postdoctoral Fellowships in Gravitation (ad) Application deadline Nov 17, 2023.
The University of Texas at Austin, Postdoctoral fellowship in gravitational-wave multi-messenger astrophysics and cosmology (ad) Application deadline Nov 17, 2023.
The University of Virginia GECO (Galaxy Evolution and Cosmology) Fellowships (ad) Application deadline Dec 15, 2023.
The University of Virginia VICO (Virginia Initiative on Cosmic Origins) Fellowships (ad) Application deadline Dec 15, 2023.
The University of Virginia Research Associate in Stellar Astrophysics (ad Application deadline Dec 15, 2023.
Institute of Astrophysics, FORTH/University of Crete, Greece
Multiple postdoctoral positions in supermassive BHs, binaries and GWs (ad)
Application deadline Dec 15, 2023
Flatiron Institute at New York City (NY) Flatiron Research Fellow position (postdoctoral) (ad) Application deadline Nov 1, 2023; 
Some interview requests sent Dec 7th
Flatiron Institute at New York City (NY) Software Flatiron Research Fellow position (ad)

Application deadline Nov 1, 2023. Interview requests sent Dec 7.

Johns Hopkins University, Postdoctoral Fellow (ad) Application Deadline Dec. 1, 2023
University of Trento, 2 postdoc positions on novel strategies to look for dark energy (w/ Vagnozzi; ad) Application deadline Jan. 10, 2024, 12:00 CET. Decision will be made very shortly afterwards.
For applicants already holding a PhD: application link (185)
For applicants yet to obtain their PhD: application link (186)
KIPAC, Stanford University

Application Deadline Nov 3, 2023.

Some candidates invited to give short talks (Nov)

Korea Institute for Advanced Study (Astrophysics), (QUC) Application Deadline Dec. 31, 2023; Need separate applications for each position.
Korea Institute for Advanced Study (QUC fellow; non-tenured assistant professor) Application Deadline Dec. 31, 2023
Simons Junior Fellows (ad) Application Deadline Sep. 13, 2023. At least 1 offer made on November 29.
Stanford Science Fellows (ad) Application Deadline Oct. 13, 2023; Interview requests sent Nov. 15th for Dec. 1 interviews
Postdoctoral positions in Astrophysics, Cosmology, Gravitational Waves at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai (ad) Application Deadline Nov 1st, 2023
Postdoctoral position in multi-messenger/time-domain astrophysics at Washington State University (ad) Application Deadline December 15, 2023
Princeton Future Faculty fellowship (ad) Application Deadline November 1st, 2023
Some interview requests sent December 1st
Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics (Kyoto) postdoc on short gamma-ray bursts in binary neutron star mergers (ad)     Application Deadline December 27th, 2023
Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics (Kyoto) postdoc "Theoretical studies for multi-messenger signals from strongly gravitating objects" (ad)     Application Deadline December 17th, 2023

Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics postdoctoral fellow (ad)  

Application Deadline December 14th, 2023

ESO Garching fellowship program

Application Deadline Oct. 15th 2023. Shortlist candidates invited for interviews on Nov. 17th. Science talks and interviews happened on the week of Dec 4th.

Postdoctoral position in black hole astrophysics at Georgia Tech  (ad) Application Deadline Dec. 1 2023
Postdoctoral position in plasma/cosmic-ray astrophysics at the Observatory in Nice, France (ad) Application Deadline: December 15th, 2023
Postdoctoral Positions in Optical / Radio Survey Science -- Cosmology and Extragalactic at University of Wisconsin-Madison (ad) Application Deadline: 15 December 2023
Northwestern-UChicago Brinson Fellowship (ad) Deadline Nov 6. News?
Postdoctoral position with Lina Necib at MIT (ad) Application Deadline: 1 December 2023. News?
Pappalardo Fellowship, MIT (ad)

Some rejections received (Nov 3, Nov 17), some interview invitations sent (Nov 6). 

Shortlist invited for interviews includes: Suzanne Bintanja, Kiersten Boley, Jiaqi Cai, Yi-Hsien Du, Sepehr Ebadi, Benjamin Sorkin, Aaron Tohuvavohu, Kevin Zhou

Institute for Advanced Study membership (ad) Application Deadline: Nov 15 2023. News?
YCAA Prize, Yale (link) Application deadline: Nov 3 2023. News?
Kavli Institute Fellowship and Gavin Boyle Fellowship, University of Cambridge (ad) Application deadline: Oct. 16. Interview invitations sent (Nov. 28), incl. Anastasia Sokolenko. Some rejections received (Dec. 4)
Postdoctoral Fellow-Berkeley Center for Cosmological Physics (ad) Application deadline: Nov 10 2023. News?
Carnegie EPL Postdoctoral fellowship (ad) Application deadline: Nov 13 2023. News?
University of Waterloo(ad) Application Deadline: Nov 10 2023.  Interview invitations sent (Dec. 1).
ITC fellowship, Harvard University (ad) Application deadline: Nov 13 2023.
Clay/CfA fellowships, Harvard University (ad) Application deadline: Nov 9 2023. News?
PCTS fellowship, Princeton (ad) Application deadline: Oct 15 2023. News?
Miller fellowship, UC-Berkeley (ad Application deadline: Oct 10 2023.
NASA Hubble Fellowship Program (ad) Application deadline: Nov 2 2023.
Yale Mossman fellowship, Yale (ad) Application deadline: Nov 15 2023. Interview invitations sent (Dec. 8).
Burke fellowships, Caltech (ad) Application deadline: Nov 15 2023.
MIT Kavli Postdoctoral Fellowship (ad) Application deadline: Dec 4 2023.
THEA Postdoctoral Fellowship, Columbia University (ad) Application deadline: Nov 6 2023. Interview invitations sent (Dec. 6).

Postdoctoral Prize Fellowship and Postdoctoral Positions in the Galaxies and Cosmology Department at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) in Heidelberg (ad)

Application deadline: Nov 30 2023. News?

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Cosmology and Astrophysics at Kavli IPMU (ad)

Application deadline: Dec 1. Interview invitations sent (Dec. 7)

Postdoctoral Fellowship LMU/Cambridge (ad) Application deadline: Nov 26 2023. Any news?

Faculty & Staff Page - Previous Years

Page last modified on Sunday 10 of December, 2023 13:42:53 EST