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.
Social Sciences, Humanities, Natural Science, Engineering, and Information Technology Applicants:
Must have completed the terminal degree in their field when the term of appointment commences no later than July 1, 2023 and no earlier than May 1, 2020.
Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts Applicants:
Must hold a terminal degree received no later than July 2023.
Individuals awarded a terminal degree from UMBC or currently holding a postdoctoral or faculty position (including visiting and adjunct positions) at UMBC are not eligible to apply.
For best consideration, please submit all application materials to Interfolio by October 7, 2022. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.
A complete submission will consist of:
Three Letters of Reference
Statement of Proposed Research and/or Creative Project for the two-year fellowship period (2-3 Pages)
A Personal Statement of your 1) demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access, particularly in higher education, and 2) your plans for contributing to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access at UMBC (1-3 Pages)
Portfolio of creative/artistic work is appropriate for applicants focusing on creative practice. If needed, you may provide links to documentation and/or digital files illustrative of your creative work history and/or scholarly research.
A separate list of the primary and secondary (if applicable) fields to review your materials.
Review and Selection
Applications will be reviewed by the appropriate department(s)/program(s), Dean(s) and the Provost's Selection Committee. Finalists will be contacted mid-November to schedule on-campus interviews before December 16, 2022. Awardees will be notified by February 2023.
UMBC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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About University of Maryland, Baltimore County
UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.