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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 per academic 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.

Applications are 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 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 doctoral degree no later than July 1, 2021 and no earlier than May 1, 2018 are eligible to apply.

We will begin accepting applications for Cohort VI on August 2, 2020 via Interfolio ( Full consideration will be given to those applicants who submit all materials to Interfolio by October 2, 2020. A complete submission will consist of: cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, statement of proposed research plan during 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 application submission questions, please visit

You may direct general inquiries about the program to:

Dr. Autumn Reed, Assistant Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

Office of the Provost

University of Maryland Baltimore County

Baltimore, MD 21250


UMBC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. UMBC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and welcomes applications from minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities.