Dicke Fellowship Current Competition

Dicke Fellowship Current Competition

The Princeton University Physics Department seeks exceptional recent Ph.D. recipients in experimental physics for the “Dicke Fellowship”, an honorific postdoctoral fellowship program named after Princeton physicist Robert Dicke.  Candidates from all areas of experimental physics will be considered and selected through an annual competition.

The selected scholars are expected to work with the existing experimental groups in the department, although those who wish to pursue a specific independent research program will also be considered. Princeton has experimental research programs in Atomic Physics, Biophysics, Condensed Matter Physics, Cosmology & Gravitation, High Energy Physics, and Particle Astrophysics. In their application, applicants are encouraged to discuss potential research group or groups that they would be interested in working with. This year the Physics Department will select two Dicke Fellows.

Candidates must submit a CV, list of publications, a statement of research interests, and the contact information for three referees, and a diversity statement explaining how they will contribute to diversity and/or help to foster a climate of inclusion within the department. To ensure full consideration, all materials must be received by October 21.

Finalists will be invited to give a research talk near the end of November or early December. Offers for the fellowship will be made near the end of December. This position is subject to the University's background check policy. Proof of Ph.D. must be submitted prior to start date. Candidates who are not selected for a Dicke position will be considered for other postdoctoral positions in the Department. 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/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.