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ISU is looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Space Policy

The International Space University (ISU) is seeking a highly motivated and skilled Postdoctoral Researcher in Space Policy to join our academic and interdisciplinary team to support research projects and our academic activities in the field. The successful candidate will have to provide input on the following research question:


As humanity ventures into the Solar System, how can we create the best environment for responsible human cultural expansion and reap the benefits of scientific and technology development for sustainable development on Earth?

This is a full-time position of two years based at ISU. It is part of a John Templeton Foundation grant in close cooperation with the Space Policy Institute at George Washington University (GWU) in Washington DC, (USA). Joint activities with GWU are part of this project. The successful candidate will have opportunities for professional development and networking within the field of space policy or a related field of interest.


ISU is the sole university worldwide devoted entirely to space education since 1987. It is made up of a unique network around the world with a Central Campus in Strasbourg (France), hubs in the USA and the Asia-Pacific region, and partnerships with leading space organizations worldwide. ISU has since 2021 also launched a Space Policy and Entrepreneurship Laboratory (SPEL) that has done studies on space policy and the space economy on its own or in partnerships.


This is a full-time position for 24 months based at ISU Central Campus in Strasbourg, France. ISU is an equal opportunity employer, and women and under-represented minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates are invited to apply by e-mail:, addressing their application to ISU Human Resources, Parc d’Innovation – 1 rue Jean-Dominique Cassini – 67400 Illkirch-Graffenstaden – France. 

The job description can be found, here, on ISU’s job center.