Associate Research Scholar in Physics

Princeton University Physics Department

The Princeton Gravity Initiative is seeking exceptional recent Ph.D. recipients in theoretical gravitational theory for an honorific postdoctoral fellowship program.

The Princeton Gravity Initiative is a new collaborative effort between Princeton University's Astrophysics, Mathematics, and Physics Departments to explore the fundamental nature of gravity; see for more information.

Candidates from all areas of research focusing on gravitational theory, including gravitational wave astrophysics, mathematical relativity, early universe cosmology, and quantum gravity, will be considered.

These appointments will be at the rank of Associate Research Scholar. Several positions may be available.

The appointments will be annual with the expectation of renewal for two additional years subject to satisfactory performance.

We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and thus seek to recruit candidates who, through their research, teaching, and service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

This position is subject to the University's background check policy. To apply online, please visit and submit a cover letter(which can include a research statement of up to three pages in length), CV, and contact information for three references.

To ensure full consideration, all materials, including letters of reference, must be received by November 1, 2021.

For more information, contact Frans Pretorius at

These positions are subject to the University's background check policy.