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UNM Inclusive Excellence Doctoral / Postdoctoral Fellowship

DUE TO A BUDGET SHORTFALL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO FOR FY17, THE INCLUSIVE EXCELLENCE POST DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM WILL NOT BE OFFERED FOR THE 2016/2017 ACADEMIC YEAR. WE HOPE TO RESUME THE PROGRAM IN FY18, FUNDING PERMITTING.

 

The University of New Mexico, under the auspices of the Division for Equity and Inclusion, invites applicants for Inclusive Excellence Doctoral/Postdoctoral Fellowships. While the fellowships are targeted for African American, American Indian, or Hispanic doctoral degree recipients, any doctoral degree recipients  whose teaching, research, and service contribute to diversity in any academic discipline are encouraged to apply. Doctoral students at the latter stages of their dissertation completion or recent PhD graduates may apply.

Dependent upon available funding, two (2) awards will be made each year. Postdoctoral fellows will be appointed for one (1) year. The fellowships are designed to enable underrepresented minority PhDs to advance their research agenda and their academic portfolio while contributing to diversity initiatives at the University of New Mexico. Appointees will have a .75 FTE appointment with the Division for Equity and Inclusion and a .25 allowance for research and professional development.

Fellows will receive a stipend of $40,000 per year plus benefits, and research or travel support of $1,000.

Purpose:

The purpose of the Inclusive Excellence Postdoctoral Fellowship is to provide recent PhD graduates with insight and training in diversity and inclusion work in higher education. Selected fellows will enjoy direct access to mentoring from the Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, as well as faculty mentoring, networking, and professional development opportunities. The goal of the program is to develop diversity champions from all academic backgrounds who will be prepared to lead research agendas dedicated to inclusive excellence within higher education settings.

The Fellow(s) will play a significant role in both the research and programmatic initiatives of the Division, learning first-hand about diversity issues, policies, and procedures that arise in efforts to advance access and equity for traditionally underrepresented and marginalized populations. Fellows will participate in developing and implementing research projects and publications for the Division, and will assist in the coordination of the University’s Diversity Council. Candidates interested in pursuing administrative and leadership roles in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Timeline:

  • Applications due: N/A

Eligibility:

  • Confirmed doctorate or terminal degree before the beginning of the fellowship appointment, but no more than five (5) years past since graduation.
  • While all degree areas are accepted, the successful candidate will exhibit a commitment to diversity and inclusion through his/her research, scholarship, teaching, and service.
  • Strong research and inquiry skillset in qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods.        

Application:
Please complete the online application here (the deadline has passed for this opportunity). In addition, other materials that will need to be submitted are as follows:

  • Proof of degree completion in the form of a letter from the institution’s registrar or a copy of the diploma.
  • U.S. Citizenship or proof of permission to work in the United States (we are not responsible for work visa expenses).
  • Curriculum Vitae, including list of recent or pending publications.
  • Personal Statement (1-3 pages) describing the applicant’s background, professional aspirations, research interests, how they contribute to the enhancement of diversity and inclusion, and how the Fellowship is a fit for future goals.
  • Dissertation Abstract
  • Writing Sample (not to exceed 15 pages)
  • Two Letters of Reference sent directly to the Division from the recommenders (one letter should be from someone who can speak to your ability as a researcher, i.e. your dissertation advisor)
  • Statement of proposed research (1-2 pages) that aligns with the mission and vision of the Division
  • Preferred document formats: PDF, 1" margins, 1.15 - 2.0 line spacing

The online application can be accessed from the Division for Equity and Inclusion website at http://diverse.unm.edu. Additional questions or inquiries may be emailed to diverse@unm.edu or sent to:

Division for Equity and Inclusion
ATTN: Inclusive Excellence Postdoctoral Fellowships
The University of New Mexico
Scholes Hall 250
MSC05 3400
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Phone: (505) 277-1238