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Dodge Family Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship in Astronomy/Astrophysics

The University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK

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Dodge Family Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship in Astronomy/Astrophysics

Norman, OK
Open Date:
Nov 14, 2023

Applications are invited for the Dodge Family Prize Fellowship (DFPF) in astronomy/astrophysics at the University of Oklahoma. The astrophysics group enjoys institutional access to the APO 3.5m telescope, as well as OU’s OSCER supercomputer.  Astrophysics faculty are members of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey V, the All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae (ASAS-SN), the upcoming missions 4MOST, NASA’s Ultraviolet Transient Astronomy Satellite (ULTRASAT) program, and the Vera C. Rubin Observatory.  Our group's current activities include a mix of theoretical and observational research, including studies of AGN, exoplanets, gravitational lensing, galaxy clusters, quasar outflows, stellar activity, and white dwarfs (see  

We welcome all applicants interested in pursuing observational or theoretical research in any area of astrophysics.  DFPFs are expected to conduct independent research, but we encourage applicants to indicate in their cover letters and research statements any collaborations they hope to develop with existing faculty.


Applicants should have completed requirements for a Ph.D. in Astronomy or Physics before the fellowship start date. The term of the fellowship is up to 3 years (2 years initial appointment plus 1 year renewal with satisfactory performance). The start date for the appointment is flexible, so please indicate your potential start date in your application. The stipend will be $65,000 per year plus benefits, along with an annual $10,000 research budget for the Fellow. 

Application Instructions:

Applications should include: (1) a cover letter (max 2 pages), (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of research interests and plans for independently led research to be carried out at OU (max 3 pages), and (4) having 3 reference letters sent by the application deadline.  All materials must be uploaded via this application system.

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