Diversity & Inclusion: Join the Department

Join the Department

We are pleased that you are considering joining Princeton Chemistry for the next chapter in your academic career.

Bocarsly Lab, October 2018
Bocarsly Lab
Photo by C. Todd Reichart

We enthusiastically encourage applications from all interested scholars regardless of race, color, age, gender, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Echoing the acknowledgement of Princeton’s role in promoting social justice and an equitable campus environment, Princeton Chemistry especially seeks applicants who can strengthen our program with the diversity of their backgrounds. 

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Here are some resources for those considering joining us, whether as graduate student, postdoctoral researcher, or faculty member.


For All



Princeton Chemistry will be attending the following conferences during the Fall 2020 recruiting season. These conferences recruit at all levels, including graduate students, postdocs, and junior faculty.

NOBCChE, National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers – Virtual Conference, Sept. 24 and 25, 2020

AISES, American Indian Science and Engineering Society – Virtual Conference, Oct. 15 through 17, 2020

SACNAS, Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science – Virtual Conference, Oct. 19 through 24, 2020

ABRCMS, Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students – Virtual Conference, Nov. 9 through 13, 2020


Questions about connecting with Princeton at these recruiting conferences? Contact Susan VanderKam, Manager Diversity Initiatives and Associate Director, Undergraduate Program.


For Prospective Graduate Students


P3: Princeton PhD Preview

The P3 Program is hosted by the Princeton Graduate School and is designed for prospective graduate students who want to learn about our offerings before submitting an application. While P3 is open to all, it is specifically designed to support those from underrepresented backgrounds and first generation/low-income college students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. Individuals must apply to attend. P3 takes place each year during the fall term; applications open in the spring.

Graduate Application

Doyle Lab, October 2019
Doyle Lab
Photo by C. Todd Reichart

The Department of Chemistry believes that a community that represents and respects diversity of experience and thought is essential to scientific discovery. We encourage applications from all interested students and provide information on the application process on our website. The Graduate School shares additional helpful information about each required portion of the application.

Fee Waiver Requests

Information about fee waivers for applicants to the graduate program can be found on the Graduate School’s website. Please note that approvals are governed by the Princeton Graduate Program, with these specifications: fee waivers for international students are based on program participation only; domestic students must have program participation or indicate financial hardship. Princeton Chemistry can provide information, but many applicants are best served by appealing directly to the Graduate Program. The request is also embedded in the graduate student application.


Questions about graduate study? Contact Meredith LaSalle-Tarantin, Graduate Program Manager.


For Prospective Postdoctoral Researchers


Applying for postdoc positions

Applications for postdoctoral positions are accepted on a rolling basis. The following steps are recommended for those seeking a postdoc position in the department:

  1. Work with your current PI to make connections in the field; consult with other members of your community about those who might be future mentors for you; and consider long-term career goals as you identify a faculty mentor/PI with whom you’d like to work.
  2. Connect with the Princeton PI with whom you’d like to work to discuss opportunities available in their/her/his group.
  3. Complete the application by clicking on >>this link<< to search by academic unit, i.e. chemistry.

There are over 700 postdoctoral researchers on Princeton’s campus conducting research in over 50 departments.  Researchers at Princeton are eligible for staff benefits, including family-friendly policies and programs.


Questions about postdoctoral positions? Contact Kim Dugo, Administrative Services Manager or Hannah Mathieson, Graduate Program Events Coordinator/Research Appointments Coordinator.


For Prospective Junior Faculty


Applying for Faculty Positions

Each fall the department hosts an open call for applicants to junior faculty positions. Click on >>this link<< to search by academic unit, i.e. chemistry. Applications close annually on October 15.

Senior faculty postings are listed at the same link when openings are available.

Princeton University aims to support all of its faculty holistically. The Dean of the Faculty provides an overview of benefits available to faculty, including family-friendly policies, tenure-clock extensions for new parents, and a mortgage program.


Questions about junior faculty positions? Contact Maura Matvey, Assistant to the Chair, EFRC Project Coordinator.