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Postdoctoral Fellows For Faculty Diversity

The  October 2, 2020, 11:59pm EDT Application Deadline has passed, we are no longer accepting applications for this fellowship.

The University of Maryland Baltimore County invites applications for Cohort VI of the UMBC Postdoctoral Fellows Program for Faculty Diversity. 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 who are committed to diversity and inclusive excellence in the academy and to prepare those scholars 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 as Postdoctoral Fellows for a two-year term in-residence fellowship beginning July 1, 2021. Fellows receive a starting stipend of $50,000, health benefits, $5,500 for conference travel, preparation of scholarly 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 agenda, fellows teach one course a year in the host department.

 

Successful candidates for the Program will be selected on the basis of scholarly promise and potential to add to the diversity of the UMBC community.  Applicants must have completed their terminal degree when the term of appointment commences and must be no more than three years beyond receiving the Ph.D.  Individuals awarded a Ph.D. from UMBC or currently holding a postdoctoral or faculty position (including adjunct positions) at UMBC are not eligible.

Fields

Applications for study in any field represented at UMBC are welcome. Applicants may specify up to three fields of interest if they wish to be considered by more than one department

Stipend

$50,000 a year.

Eligibility

Applicants who will have completed the doctoral degree no later than July 1, 2021 and no earlier than May 1, 2018 are eligible to apply.

Deadline

Full consideration will be given to those applicants that submit all materials to Interfolio by October 2, 2020. A complete submission will consist of:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three Letters of Reference
  • Statement of Proposed Research Plan during fellowship (2-3 Pages)
  • A Personal Statement of your demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence in higher education (1-3 Pages)
  • Writing Sample (which may include samples of creative/artistic work) (1-2 samples, 35-page cumulative max, e.g., dissertation chapter, journal article)
  • List primary, and, if applicable, secondary fields of interest

INCOMPLETE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE REVIEWED

Review and Selection

Applications will be reviewed by the appropriate department(s)/program(s), Dean(s) and the Provost’s Selection Committee. Finalists will be contacted in early November to schedule on-campus interviews. Awardees will be notified by early February 2021.

Contact Information

For application submission questions, please visit https://facultydiversity.umbc.edu/faqs/

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

410-455-1099/autumn2@umbc.edu

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