Post-Doctoral Fellow (Visiting Assistant Professor) - Initiative for the Theoretical Sciences - (Tw

New York, NY
Feb 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


As a Post-Doctoral Fellow, conducts research, teaches at undergraduate and/or graduate levels, contributing to academic programs in a specialized discipline. This is a non-tenure track position of limited duration.


The Graduate Center (GC) is the principal doctorate-granting institution of the City University of New York (CUNY). Offering more than thirty doctoral degrees from Anthropology to Urban Education, and fostering globally significant research in a wide variety of centers and institutes, the GC provides academic training in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. The Graduate Center is also integral to the intellectual and cultural vitality of New York City. Through its extensive public programs, The Graduate Center hosts a wide range of events - lectures, conferences, book discussions, art exhibits, concerts, and dance and theater that enrich and inform.

The Graduate Center is seeking two (2) Post-Doctoral Fellows from theorists with recent Ph.D.'s in Physics, Applied Mathematics, and related fields. The Fellows will be part of the Initiative for the Theoretical Sciences (ITS) where they will interact with resident faculty and visiting scholars. Resources will be available for Fellows to organize workshops in their specific areas of interest, as well as to participate in developmental activities related to the establishment of a strong theoretical core at The Graduate Center. Appointments will be at the level of Visiting Assistant Professor, and there will be opportunities to engage in a modest amount of teaching. For appointments to begin in Fall 2017, we are especially interested in candidates who can interact with colleagues working on a broad range of questions in the physics of biological systems, neuroscience, statistical mechanics and condensed matter physics, and quantum information. Appointments will be for one year with a possibility of extension for two years.

The Fellows will carry out research independently and in collaboration with faculty at the Initiative for the Theoretical Sciences. The incumbents will report to the Director of ITS.

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Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

We are especially interested in theorists with interests in the physics of biological systems, including neuroscience, in statistical physics, condensed matter physics, and quantum information.


CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


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Open until filled with review of applications to begin on November 28, 2016.


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Location: Graduate Center

Job Title: Post-Doctoral Fellow (Visiting Assistant Professor) - Initiative for the Theoretical Sciences - (Two Vacancies)

Job ID: 15921

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


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