Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities

Below are several postdoctoral fellowship opportunities to work with the Theory Group in the EECS Department at UC Berkeley.

Theory Group Postdocs

We welcome inquiries for postdoctoral fellowships hosted by faculty members in our group. Inquiries will be viewable by all faculty in our group as listed on our website. Individual faculty may then reach out in the case of matched interests. Please send a cover letter, CV, and research statement to, and in your CV please list at least three writers of letters of reference. In the cover letter, please identify faculty of interest. Please then have your references submit letters to the same e-mail address, with your name in the subject line. Faculty may reach out on a rolling basis.
Deadline: Though we accept inquiries at any time, we encourage them to be made by December 1, 2021.

Miller Fellowship

Each year eight to ten postdoctoral research fellows are chosen by the Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science. Fellows are chosen across all areas of science and are provided with three-year appointments, during which time they are mentored by a UC Berkeley faculty member. Those interested must be nominated to apply. Nominations are accepted from department chairs, faculty advisors, professors or research scientists and are accepted from individuals at any institution around the world. A number of theoretical computer scientists have been appointed as Miller Fellows in the last two decades:
  • Venkatesan Guruswami, 2001-2002.
  • Elchanan Mossel, 2002-2005.
  • Irit Dinur, 2003-2004.
  • Adi Livnat, 2006-2009.
  • Shayan Oveis Gharan, 2013-2014.
  • Samuel Hopkins, 2018-2021.
  • Reza Gheissari (current), 2019-2022.
  • Michael Kim (current), 2020-2023.
More program details can be found here.
Deadline: Nominations are due September 10, 2021, 11:59pm (-7 GMT). Completed applications are then due October 9, 2021, 11:59pm (-7 GMT).

Chancellor's Fellowship

The Berkeley Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program offers postdoctoral research fellowships, faculty mentoring, and eligibility for a hiring incentive to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California. The contributions to diversity may include public service towards increasing equitable access in fields where women and minorities are underā€represented. In some fields, the contributions may include research focusing on underserved populations or understanding inequalities related to race, gender, disability or LGBT issues. The program is seeking applicants with the potential to bring to their academic and research careers the perspective that comes from their nonā€traditional educational background or understanding of the experiences of members of groups historically underrepresented in higher education. Awardees are selected from the pool of applicants for the University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.
Deadline: Applications submitted by 11/1/2021; references letters must be received by 12/1/2021.

Simons Institute Fellowships

The Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing offers various postdoctoral fellowship opportunities. Please click here for more information.