Online Application System for Faculty Positions

Welcome to The Rockefeller University Online Application System (OAS) for faculty positions.

To begin the application process, you must first register for an account. You will then receive an e-mail with a link to activate your account. After activating your account, you may log-in to begin the application process.

Prior to beginning, please read the FAQ page. In addition to completing the online application, all applicants will need to submit all of the materials listed below as PDF format. If you do not have the software to create PDF files, you may use the free Word to PDF converter we have provided on the Upload Documents page of the application form.

A minimum of three (maximum of five) letters of reference are also required by the October 1, 2021, deadline. As soon as your account is activated, please provide the contact information on the application form for those who will provide references and click “Submit References Now.” This will allow your referees sufficient time to provide the reference letters. You will be able to save your information and complete the remainder of your application later.

  • Curriculum Vitae (2 page maximum)
  • List of publications (2 page maximum)
  • A 300-word summary of past and current work (this can include Ph.D. and postdoctoral work or only postdoctoral work at the applicant’s discretion)
  • A 300-word abstract describing your future research program
  • A 3-page research proposal
  • The 3 most relevant publications, preprints (such as those published on or complete submitted manuscripts in support of your application (publications are optional)
  • A 200-word commentary explaining the importance and impact of the work for each of the papers submitted
  • At least 3 and up to 5 letters of reference
Your application will be considered complete once we have received the completed application form, the required application materials, and three letters of reference. It is not guaranteed that incomplete applications will be reviewed by the Committee.

If you have any questions regarding applying, please contact us at

For further details regarding our faculty search, please visit our web page at

Further information about the research and educational programs at The Rockefeller University can be found at

Disability Accommodations
The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who can perform the essential functions for the position. If you require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please notify Human Resources by calling 212-327-8300 or emailing

The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a policy that forbids discrimination in employment for protected characteristics. The University has an Affirmative Action Program to increase outreach to women, minorities, individual with disabilities, and protected veterans.