The Minority Postdoctoral Fellowship Program seeks to promote the recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty at Teachers College. The program does this by advancing the careers of individuals from groups in U.S. society that have been historically underrepresented in the academic profession. It provides recent doctorate recipients the opportunity to develop a program of research and participate as an active community member in the life of a graduate research university.
The fellowship includes a $30,000 research stipend, $3,000 for teaching a course, research support of $3,000, free campus housing in a studio apartment (if desired), eligibility for low-cost student health insurance, and limited relocation costs. No other benefits are provided. Appointment is for a nine-month period beginning on September 1 and renewable for a second year contingent upon satisfactory progress and notification by December 1. The acceptance of a fellowship carries with it the commitment to conduct research as outlined in the application proposal; provide a written annual report of the research program; teach one course per year; and participate in an academic program within a department of the College. A second year will allow postdoctoral fellows to participate in faculty development activities to best prepare them to find a faculty position.
Eligibility Requirements: Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. In making awards under this program, Teachers College gives consideration especially to individuals who are either members of a federally recognized U.S. racial/ethnic minority group or have a federally recognized disability. The selection program committee also takes into account a range of other factors related to increasing diversity at the College, such as socioeconomic background, research and teaching goals that emphasize diversity, and first-generation college graduates.
Applicant must hold an earned doctorate* in any area related to education; have a commitment to research and teaching in a field related to education; and have completed a doctorate in the last 3 years. Teachers College doctoral graduates are not eligible to apply. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply.
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Funder: Teachers College - Columbia University
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Citizenship: U.S. Citizen