Dean's Diversity Postdoctoral Fellows
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.
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.
- Cohort of three-six fellows
- Eligibility for EHE faculty positions at the end of the postdoctoral appointment
- Competitive annual salary with full Ohio State benefits
- Annual $2,000 stipend for conference travel or to support research, teaching and engagement activities
- A new computer selected from university options
- Assigned mentor(s) including mentor compensation
- 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 annual review process with benchmarking for tenure-track hiring eligibility
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
Postdoctoral fellowships are awarded with the intent to hire in the College of Education and Human Ecology at the end of the postdoctoral appointment if benchmarks in teaching, research and service are met. Applicant materials are reviewed by committee members, who come from each department and office in the college. Applicants are narrowed to three candidates in each area who are invited for an interview that will be conducted virtually because of the covid-19 pandemic.
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Applicants may list one or two faculty members who align with the applicant’s research interests or goals.
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 one course each year.
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.