UMBC Fellows for Faculty Diversity Program

We will accept applications for Cohort VIII in Summer 2024.

UMBC is dedicated to ensuring a diverse, inclusive, and scholarly environment that encourages outstanding individuals to enter the academic profession. The purpose of the Program is to support promising scholars, artists, and creative practitioners, who are committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access in the academy and to prepare those fellows for possible tenure track appointments at UMBC. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals who are members of groups that historically have been underrepresented in the professoriate.

UMBC will appoint recent recipients of a Ph.D. degree, including Ed.D, DFA, and MFA, as Faculty Fellows for a two-year term in-residence fellowship beginning July 1, 2023. Fellows receive a starting stipend of $54,500, health benefits, $5,500 for conference travel, preparation of scholarly/creative work, and technology needs. Fellows are also provided with office space, library and other privileges at the university. During the two-year fellowship, fellows are provided teaching and research mentors and specialized professional development opportunities. In addition to pursuing their research and or creative/artistic agenda, fellows teach one course a year in their host department.

Applications for study in any field represented at UMBC are welcome. Successful candidates for the Program will be selected on the basis of scholarly and/or creative artistic promise and potential to contribute to UMBC’s values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and access.


Contact Information

General questions regarding the program may be addressed to:

Dr. Autumn Reed, Assistant Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

Office of the Provost

University of Maryland Baltimore County

Baltimore, MD 21250