Job Opportunities at AIP

The American Institute of Physics provides a wide variety of services for science societies, the physics community, students and the general public, as well as for over 100,000 people who comprise AIP’s Member Societies.

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Current open positions

The American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library & Archives Center, seeks a part-time temporary Archives Project Assistant who will work with the Associate Archivist to create Encoded Archival Context - Corporate Bodies, People and Families (EAC-CPF) records for Physicists and Institutions found in the NBLA collection, as well as assist with other tasks as needed. Our office is within walking distance from College Park Metro and near the University of Maryland.

Change is afoot at Physics Today. The current Editor in Chief (EIC) has announced his impending retirement. Now the most recognized and respected magazine in physics, published by the American Institute of Physics, is looking for an editorially talented, enthusiastic, insatiably curious EIC to lead and manage an experienced and talented team of editors and reporters in providing compelling content to scientists and engineers. Candidates should have a broad view of the physical sciences, be editorially creative and maintain a strong sense of editorial independence and integrity. Candidates should have a vision for serving a highly diverse and evolving community and a passion for bringing excellent science writing to readers around the world.

Essential among many responsibilities is the acquisition of feature articles and shepherding this content through development, submission, peer review, revision, editing, and publication. As the primary “face” of the publication in the community, the EIC must be a regular attendee at various scientific meetings.

Candidates should provide a Curriculum Vitae. Physics Today’s mission is to unify the physical science community. Candidates should write a brief essay outlining their ability to enable the magazine to fulfill its mission. A writing and editing test will be given to prospective candidates.

The American Institute of Physics Education Division is seeking an Intern who will work under the direction of Education Communications Manager to assist with the administration and analysis of the SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma social media sites as well as compile information for online publications. The intern will review website development projects and provide user feedback, migrate archived content from website to content management system; and other tasks as assigned. Our office is located within walking distance of the College Park Metro and University of Maryland.

The American Institute of Physics Education Division is seeking a part-time (20hrs per week) Intern who will be responsible for assisting with a variety of Sigma Pi Sigma and SPS programs. The intern will work under the supervision of the Director, SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma and will be responsible for preparation and distribution of award materials and mailings, assembling materials for workshops and conferences, and sorting and organizing science outreach materials. He/she will work with staff to carryout outreach activities, make updates to program-related promotional materials, and assist with other tasks as assigned. Our office is located within walking distance of the College Park Metro and University of Maryland.

The American Institute of Physics Education Division is seeking a temporary part-time Clerk who will provide administrative and general office support. Responsibilities include maintaining office supplies, photocopying, scanning, data entry and filing as needed. The Clerk will assist with the preparation and execution of mass mailings; organize and maintain office records as well as providing other support duties as needed. The position is expected to last for 2 months. Our office is located within walking distance of the College Park Metro and University of Maryland.

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) Government Relations Division is seeking a Senior Science Policy Writer. The successful candidate will monitor and disseminate information on the formulation of federal legislation, policy, and related matters.  As a member of the Government Relations team, she/he will support AIP and Member Societies in their interactions with Congress and other policy makers.

AIP provides policy information through FYI: the AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News, a well-regarded, objective, authoritative digest of science policy developments in Washington impacting the physical science community.  Its readers include senior officials in federal R&D agencies, the White House, congressional offices, the news media, professional scientific organizations, universities, corporations, and national laboratories. The senior policy writer will act as the senior writer and chief editor for FYI, and FYI This Month. He/she will provide relevant information to AIP staff and Member societies, update the  Government Relations section of the AIP website and manage the junior writer of the FYI team.  The incumbent will also participate in the Coalition for National Science Funding, Energy Sciences Coalition, and Coalition for National Security Research.


In conjunction with the Board of Directors, the CEO will shape and implement the strategic direction and manage day-to-day operations of AIP. S/he will help develop and then execute the strategic vision and objectives for the organization to ensure its relevance and value proposition to all key stakeholders.  S/he will provide leadership and direction for all aspects of AIP, ensuring high quality mission-driven activities, and relevant member society services, combined with strong fiscal, legal and ethical integrity of the Institute. In this regard, s/he is responsible for advancing the Institute’s revised mission, vision, strategic initiatives, and related policies. The CEO is responsible for the management and development of nearly 110 employees (including several direct reports), a $25 million budget, and the strategic engagement of the ten members of the federation and, by extension, more than 120,000 members globally.  The CEO also serves as the organization’s principal staff spokesperson before myriad audiences globally.