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Dean's Diversity Postdoctoral Fellows

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The College of Education and Human Ecology Dean's Diversity Postdoctoral Fellows Program seeks to increase the number of scholars who will contribute to the innovation, vibrancy and excellence in the college. The program employs a cohort approach to recruiting three to six postdoctoral fellows in the College Education and Human Ecology for two-year appointments. The program prepares postdoctoral scholars for tenure-track faculty careers in the college, with emphasis on those with a demonstrable track record of involvement in equity, diversity and inclusion in research, teaching and service. We also seek scholars whose interests align with EHE Core Values: excellence, justice, diversity, innovation, and internationalization and the EHE Pillars: early childhood, urban and rural education, health and economic vitality, global and local engagement, and STEAM education.

The 2022 Dean’s Diversity Postdoctoral Fellows Program is now accepting applications for scholars. 

 
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Program Handbook
 
About The Program

This program takes a broad and multidisciplinary view of diverse and inclusive education. All postdoctoral scholars must be from outside The Ohio State University.

If a postdoctoral applicant has a specific department in which they would like to work, the applicant may specify this in their application. In addition, the applicant should include a potential faculty mentor(s) from among current college faculty.

ENHANCE the college’s DIVERSE FACULTY PIPELINE WITH PROSPECTS, ESPECIALLY FROM WITHIN UNDERREPRESENTED GROUPS.
PROVIDE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR SCHOLARS TO GAIN A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF THE UNIQUE CONTEXT of the college AND Ohio State.
DEVELOP A NETWORK OF CURRENT AND EMERGING SCHOLARS IN PRIORITY RESEARCH AREAS WITH THE INTENT TO HIRE FOR TENURE-TRACK POSITIONS.
PROVIDES A SOCIALIZATION TO ACADEMIA AND VALUABLE TIME TO ESTABLISH A RESEARCH AGENDA.
 
 
What Makes Us Different
  • Cohort of three-six fellows for 2022-2024
  • Eligibility for EHE faculty positions at the end of the postdoctoral appointment
  • Competitive annual salary with full Ohio State benefits
  • Annual $2,000 professional development stipend for conference travel or to support research, teaching and engagement activities
  • A new computer selected from university options
  • Assigned mentor(s) for the duration of the appointment
  • Engagement in comprehensive research, teaching and mentoring experience
  • Biweekly professional development activities on topics such as time-management, teaching excellence, transitioning to tenure track and others
  • Formalized semester review process with benchmarking for tenure-track hiring eligibility
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Who Should Apply?

Promising candidates in any discipline who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  • Graduate students who are far enough along in their dissertation research to demonstrate findings
  • Post-doctoral scholar within one year of earning degree
  • Those who demonstrate career goals, research interests, and academic potential that align with EHE mission and programs
  • Those who contribute to the university's continuing commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence
How We Select?

Applicant materials are reviewed by committee members, who come from each departments and units in the college. Applicants who are advanced to candidacy are invited for a 3-day campus visit. During this time candidates present their research, meet with potential faculty mentors and participate in activities across the college and university.  

 
Frequently Asked Questions

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How are faculty mentors selected?

Applicants may list one or two faculty members who align with the applicant’s research interests or goals. Applicants are not required to have a prior relationship or contact with the faculty member(s). At the time of fellow selection, the college will “match” the fellows with mentors.

How much teaching will the person be required to do?

Teaching responsibilities are negotiated with the department/program. Postdoctoral scholars will not teach the first semester. After the first semester, the postdoctoral scholar will teach no more than two courses each year.

What is the anticipated process for making decisions about whether a post-doc would get offered a tenure-track position?

At the beginning of each semester, the fellow will submit goals and focused action steps each related to teaching, scholarship (including publications and funding), and service and/or engagement. The fellow submits an updated documentation of performance and accomplishments related to the areas listed above. It is critical that fellows meet the benchmarks outlined to maintain eligibility for tenure track consideration.

 
Prospective Applicants
 
Please complete an application according to requirements found in the Application Guidelines.
 
Deadline for the fall 2022 cohort is January 21, 2022.