Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow

Institution Name 
University of Colorado Boulder
Position Rank 
Other
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Postdoctoral Fellow
Area of Specialty 
Open
This position is 
Approved/Definite
Application Deadline 
October 16, 2017

Fellowship Period: July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019
Application Deadline: Monday, October 16, 2017

CU Boulder will be accepting applications for the Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. To help achieve our goal of increased faculty diversity, CU Boulder has joined a collaborative, multi-institutional initiative, Partnerships in Faculty Diversity. The University seeks applicants whose creative work/research, teaching and service will contribute to diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity in higher education. The program is particularly interested in scholars with the potential to bring to their academic careers the critical perspective that comes from their non-traditional educational background or understanding of the experiences of groups historically underrepresented in higher education. The University of Colorado Boulder views these postdoctoral fellowships as providing an exceptional opportunity to recruit potential new faculty to the university by offering the possibility of either a postdoc alone or a combined postdoc and tenure-track faculty appointment.

Eligibility:

Applications are welcome in all academic fields; applicants should have completed their doctorate before taking up the position, and should be preparing for a career in university teaching and research. Applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents when the application is due will not be considered. Faculty reviewers will evaluate applicants according to their potential for faculty careers that will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity through teaching, research and service. The reviewers also may consider the faculty mentor’s potential to work productively with the candidate and commitment to equity and diversity in higher education. Applicants must obtain the sponsorship of a faculty member in the department of Classics at CU Boulder, preferably tenured, who is willing to serve as their primary mentor.

Application Materials Required:

CV, research proposal, PhD abstract, education background statement, and a scholarly writing sample; three letters of support (from the applicant’s thesis advisor, CU faculty mentor, and CU department chair) will be solicited by the online application system after submission. Applicants should approach potential CU faculty mentors prior to submitting their applications.

Appointment:

This highly competitive fellowship will be awarded to two applicants in 2018. Each award is for a 12-month period and provides fellows a salary of $50-60,000, which may be supplemented with departmental or unit funds, and additional funds for professional development. Additionally, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs will provide professional development support to awardees and establish a cohort of past CU Boulder and partner awardees who have gone on to join the CU Boulder faculty.

The Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is designed to provide new scholars with time to focus on research and publishing activities that will enhance their prospects for appointment as a tenure-track faculty member. The terms of the fellowships do not allow teaching without prior approval from the faculty mentor and the program director. Teaching will be approved only if the opportunity appears to serve the fellow’s career development and only if it occurs at CU Boulder.

Additional program and application information can be found on http://www.colorado.edu/postdoctoralaffairs/current-postdocs/chancellors-postdoctoral-fellowship-program

Inquiries may be directed to cpfellows@colorado.edu.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at hr-ada@colorado.edu.

Course Load 
7-course load over 2 semesters
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