Applications are now being accepted for a Provost's Office program that supports diversity among postdoctoral scholars who have the potential to become future faculty at Johns Hopkins.
Faculty members are invited to nominate scholars for the Provost's Postdoctoral Fellowship, which will support one or two years of salary and provide fringe benefits and a small research award for individuals who will contribute to the diversity of his or her division and academic community. Applications for the program must be emailed to FacultyAffairs@jhu.edu by Monday, Jan. 15.
The Provost's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is part of the Faculty Diversity Initiative, which is one of many programs outlined in the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion. The Office of the Provost has stated that the fellowships "seek to locate, promote, and nurture the work of outstanding early career postdoctoral scholars at Johns Hopkins University. The program will prepare participants for faculty positions at Johns Hopkins (or elsewhere), particularly in fields where there are fewer women or members of underrepresented minorities. A successful nominee will be someone with diverse life experiences and background who has potential for both a successful fellowship and a possible future tenure-track faculty appointment at Johns Hopkins."
Nominations must be made by the Johns Hopkins faculty member who will be the scholar's primary mentor. Nominees may be graduate students from Johns Hopkins or other institutions who have completed a doctoral degree or will complete their requirements by the fellowship start date; current JHU postdoctoral scholars, or individuals coming to JHU with postdoctoral training from other institutions, who received their degrees within the last four years; or professional applicants (who have an MD, JD, etc.) who are within four years of completing their professional or clinical training.
Nominations are welcome from any area of study, and priority consideration will be given to nominees in fields where there are fewer women or underrepresented minorities and to individuals whose funding has been exhausted.
Details about the application materials, which should include a curriculum vitae, a personal statement from the nominee, a letter of support from the faculty mentor—and which also may include a letter from the relevant dean or department chair—are on the Office of the Provost website.
For additional details, contact the Provost's Office at FacultyAffairs@jhu.edu.
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