Bass Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Field Museum is pleased to announce the Bass Postdoctoral Fellowship. The successful candidate will be expected to complement and/or participate in any one of the ongoing research programs in the Integrative Research Center at the Field Museum. Research projects are being pursued in the areas of Life Sciences, Social Sciences, and Earth and Planetary Sciences. Individual curators, research scientists and their research programs are featured on the list of sponsors and in the Research & Collections section. Priority is given to projects that have an interdisciplinary component.

Applications will be reviewed both for merit and suitability with the research and collections strengths of the Museum. The scientific motivation of a project should be also given in a broad context understandable to a scientific non-specialist.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact relevant sponsors prior to application.

A Ph.D. in a field of the proposed research discipline is required.  The term for this position is one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year upon satisfactory performance. The appointment is anticipated to begin in March or April 2018.

The application deadline for the 2016 cycle has passed. Please be sure to check this page periodically in 2017 for an announcement regarding the application dates for the next cycle.

Please email in PDF format a statement of research interests and experience, a curriculum vitae including publications list, PDFs of three of your peer-reviewed publications and names of three referees (with e-mail addresses and phone numbers) to the office of the Field Museum's Scholarship Committee: e-mail:  The next application deadline will be announced in 2017; only electronic applications are accepted. We encourage women and minorities to apply.