Postdoctoral Fellows Program – UMBC

Program Description

The University of Maryland Baltimore County invites applications for Cohort V of the UMBC Postdoctoral Fellows Program for Faculty Diversity. UMBC is dedicated to ensuring a diverse, inclusive, scholarly environment and encouraging 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. or a M.F.A. degree as Postdoctoral Fellows for a two-year term in-residence fellowship beginning July 1, 2019. 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 a 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. or M.F.A.  Individuals awarded a Ph.D. or M.F.A. from UMBC or currently holding a postdoctoral or faculty position (including adjunct positions) at UMBC are not eligible.


Applications for study in any field represented at UMBC are welcome. Please specify up to three fields of interest.


$50,000 a year.


Applicants who will have completed the doctoral or masters of fine arts degree no later than July 1, 2019 and no earlier than July 1, 2016 are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

Application Instructions

To apply, please visit


Full consideration will be given to those applicants that submit all materials to Interfolio by November 9, 2018. A complete submission will consist of:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three Letters of Reference
  • Statement of Proposed Research Plan during fellowship (2-3 Pages)
  • A Personal Statement of your demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence in higher education (1-3 Pages)
  • Writing Sample (which may include samples of creative/artistic work) (1-2 samples, 35-page cumulative max, e.g., dissertation chapter, journal article)
  • List of up to three fields of interest that are represented at UMBC (1 Page)


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 in mid-January and invited to campus for interviews in mid-February. Awardees will be notified in mid-March.

Contact Information

For application submission questions, please visit

General questions regarding the program may be addressed to:

Dr. Autumn Reed, Director of UMBC STRIDE, Coordinator for Faculty Diversity

Office of the Provost

University of Maryland Baltimore County

Baltimore, MD 21250

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