Stanton Fellow in Nuclear Security

Massachusetts, United States
24 Mar 2020
End of advertisement period
24 May 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

STANTON FELLOW IN NUCLEAR SECURITYNuclear Science and Engineering (NSE)-Laboratory for Nuclear Security Policy (LNSP), to work on research projects at the intersection of technology and nuclear security policy. Fellows will propose an original project that takes advantage of faculty expertise at LNSP and NSE. Collaboration with members of the MIT Security Studies Program is also encouraged. Fellows will be required to produce an original, policy-relevant paper before the conclusion of the fellowship, preferably a publication in an academic journal. Will also present work at the annual Stanton Nuclear Security Seminar hosted by the Stanton Foundation.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a Ph.D. in a relevant technical field (e.g., nuclear engineering, physics, nuclear chemistry, etc.) or a combination of technical expertise in nuclear-related science and an advanced degree in a related policy area by the inception of the fellowship. Candidates who have an appropriate technical background sufficient to ensure the success of research but who lack an advanced degree are welcome to apply, however, preference will be given to scholars seeking to develop a career in the field. Job #18458

Postdoctoral Fellows will receive a stipend of $80,000/year.  Junior faculty will receive a stipend of $110,000/year

The fellowship is awarded for one year with an opportunity for one year of renewal. Appointments will typically follow the academic year.

Applications received by March 15, 2020, will be considered for fellowships in the 2020-2021 academic year beginning September 2020.

Additional application details are available at

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

MIT considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.