Applications for Postdoctoral Fellows Program for Faculty Diversity @UMBC due 11/4


Program Description:

The University of Maryland Baltimore County invites applications for the UMBC Postdoctoral Fellows Program for Faculty Diversity. UMBC is dedicated to ensuring a diverse, scholarly environment and encouraging outstanding individuals to enter the academic profession.  The purpose of the Program is to support promising scholars who are committed to diversity 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 the Ph.D. as Postdoctoral Fellows for a two-year term beginning July 1, 2017.  The fellow will receive a starting stipend of $40,000, health benefits, $3,000 for conference travel and preparation of scholarly work, office space with computer, library and other privileges at the university.  During the two-year term of appointment, the fellow will teach one course a year in the host department.  All fellows are expected to be in residence during the academic year and participate in departmental seminars and related activities.  Each fellow will be provided teaching and research mentors and specialized professional development opportunities across the campus. The remainder of the fellow’s time will be devoted to pursuing research.

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 doctoral 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 at UMBC are not eligible.

Fields: Applications for study in any field represented at UMBC are welcome. Please specify up to three fields of interest. Applicants with interdisciplinary research interests will be assigned to more than one department/program.

Stipend: $40,000 a year.

Eligibility: Applicants who will have completed the doctoral degree no later than July 1, 2017 and no earlier than July 1, 2014 are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

Application Instructions

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Deadline: Full consideration will be given to those applicants that submit all materials to by November 4, 2016. A complete submission will consist of:

1)    Cover Letter

2)    Curriculum Vitae

3)    Three Letters of Reference

4)    Statement of Proposed Research Plan during fellowship (2-3 Pages)

5)    Personal Statement that details your demonstrated commitment to diversity and why you should be selected for this fellowship (1-3 Pages)

6)    Writing Sample (1-2 samples, 35 page max, e.g., dissertation chapter, journal article)

7)    List of up to three fields of interest that are represented at UMBC (1 Page)


Review and Selection
Applications will be reviewed by the appropriate department(s)/program(s), Dean(s) and the Provost’s Selection Committee. Semi-finalists will be announced in mid-January and finalists will be invited to campus for interviews in mid-February. Awardees will be notified in early March.

Questions regarding the program may be addressed to:

Dr. Autumn Reed, Coordinator for Faculty Diversity Office of the Provost University of Maryland Baltimore County Baltimore, MD 21250 410-455-1099/