The University of Maryland Baltimore County invites applications for Cohort VII of the UMBC Fellows for Faculty Diversity Program. 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. Applications are particularly welcomed from qualified candidates involved in the study of any aspect of the ancient Mediterranean world. For information about the Ancient Studies Department at UMBC, please visit https://ancientstudies.umbc.edu/ or contact Prof. David Rosenbloom (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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, email@example.com.
Applicants may specify up to three fields of interest if they wish to be considered by more than one department. Applicants who will have completed the Ph.D. no later than July 1, 2023 and no earlier than May 1, 2020 are eligible to apply. Holders of previous post-doctoral fellowships are eligible to apply provided they were awarded a Ph.D. after May 1, 2020.
All applications for Cohort VII will be accepted via Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/109613). Full consideration will be given to complete applications submitted to Interfolio by October 7, 2022, but applications will continue to be accepted after that date. A complete submission includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, statement of proposed research plan during the fellowship (2-3 pp.), personal statement of your demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence in higher education (1-3 pp.), writing sample (1 or 2 samples, 35 pp. cumulative max, e.g., dissertation or book chapter, journal article), list of primary, and, if applicable, secondary fields of interest. For answers to questions concerning submitting an application, please visit https://facultydiversity.umbc.edu/faqs/.
UMBC Is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and welcomes applications from minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities.