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 is seeking a Physics Resources Program Associate for the Physics Resources Center.  The position will be split between three AIP programs: GradSchoolShopper, Industrial Outreach, and AIP’s education and diversity initiatives.  The GradSchoolShopper part of the position will primarily consist of marketing the product to students and leaders of graduate programs, while also working with the GradSchoolShopper team to expand and reach out to new programs for inclusion in GSS.  The Industrial Outreach position will involve research, writing, and support to the Associate Vice President for Physics Resources in planning upcoming Industrial Physics Forums.   The education and diversity portion of the position will primarily assist with organizing AIP Member Society Liaison Committee meetings, interfacing with committee members, planning new initiatives. 

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is seeking a Director of Marketing for its physics resources products, programs and services.  The successful candidate will develop and execute a cross-cutting marketing and branding strategy that would be integrated with the AIP strategic plan.  She/he will build visibility for AIP programs among different communities and work with staff to create marketing plans to increase sales and other means of financial support for new and existing programs, products, and services.

 She/he will report to the Vice President of Physics Resources and would have access and authority across AIP to develop and execute marketing plans with the cooperation of the relevant directors.  The incumbent will also work closely with staff in Corporate Communications, Web services, Physics Today advertising, Development, and News & Media Services, so that AIP has an integrated, coordinated, and well executed communications, promotion, marketing, advertising, messaging, and donor cultivation plan.


The American Institute of Physics is seeking a Research Analyst/Senior Research Analyst who will work as part of a team conducting surveys of the scientific workforce.  The position involves use of statistical packages, database management, questionnaire development, data analysis, interpretation, and report production

Society of Physics Students (SPS), in the American Institute of Physics Division of Education is seeking an Education Programs Assistant who will be responsible for the implementation of a variety of SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma programs. The Education Programs Assistant will work under the supervision of the Programs Manager to carry out innovative programs and revise existing programs including scholarships and awards programs for the undergraduate physics community; as well as assist with the SPS Summer internship program.  She/he will perform initial evaluation of all applications for student and chapter programs as well as process all awards and scholarships. The Education Programs Assistant will also compile, review and draft documents for SPS publications, including web and social media. The successful candidate will work closely with the communications team to develop effective marketing strategies to highlight SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma programs to undergraduates and their mentors. Our office is located within walking distance of the College Park Metro and the University of Maryland.




The American Institute of Physics (AIP) seeks an experienced education professional and dynamic leader to fill the position of Director of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) and Sigma Pi Sigma, the physics honor society.  The candidate will be responsible for leading staff, directing the daily operation of both societies, and supporting service and outreach activities for Chapters, Physics Departments, Member Societies, and the public.  SPS is part of the Education Division housed in the Physics Resources Center (PRC) of the Institute, at AIP’s headquarters in College Park, MD. As a member of the Education Division, he/she will assist in strategic planning, working closely with PRC division directors, key volunteers, and Member Societies in developing new education activities, and supporting the AIP presence in the science/physics education arena.  He or she will also work closely with the Development office to oversee fundraising activities.

The American Institute of Physics is offering a paid internship opportunity under the direction of the News & Media Services team. This position is expected to last for twelve weeks. The successful candidate will be responsible for researching, writing and editing content for the Inside Science line of news products which include Inside Science News Service (AP-style wire service for science news), Inside Science Currents (blog) and the online content for the Inside Science TV website. Course credit for internship requirement will be certified where applicable. Our office is located close to College Park Metro and University of Maryland, College Park

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is seeking a Development Manager who will be responsible for providing efficient and reliable support to the development and fundraising efforts of the Institute.  She/he will also be responsible for generating funds from new sources (individual, foundation, corporate) and sustaining relationships with selected existing supporters. The successful candidate will identify prospects, cultivate relationships, solicit, and steward donors and funders as detailed below, with an emphasis on external contact, including but not limited to: annual campaigns, online outreach, individual donations, corporate outreach, and foundation grants.  The incumbent will work closely with the Chief Development Officer, the AIP Development Board, and AIP staff.

The American Institute of Physics is seeking a Principal Research Associate who will be responsible for project management of surveys related to the education and careers of scientists.  The successful candidate must be able to manage a research team, direct multiple projects simultaneously, and work with clients.   The responsibilities will include research design, sampling, questionnaire development, oversight of data collection, and development of analytical strategies.  The senior researcher will author reports, proposals, and disseminate results to the scientific community.