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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

University of Texas at Arlington Provost Post-Doctoral Fellowships

The University of Texas at Arlington invites applications and nominations for Provost Post-Doctoral Fellowships. The fellowship program is open to all areas of study. Fellows will receive a stipend of $40,000 and a research allowance of $2,000 each year. The deadline is January 6, 2014.

Fellowships are in support of the university's continuing commitment to advance scholars from underrepresented groups in higher education. The purpose of the fellowship is to develop and prepare scholars from underrepresented groups for future faculty positions in academia. The fellowships are for a two-year term beginning in August 2014.
UT Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex; the fourth largest metropolitan area in the U.S. It is a Research University/High Activity institution with over 33,000 students (7,637 graduate students and 25,700 undergraduates) in 30 doctoral programs and 70 master's programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education's Almanac of Higher Education 2013 lists the UT Arlington as the nation's 7th fastest-growing public research university with more than a 61% increase in enrollment from Fall 2000 to Fall 2010. Additionally, over the past several years, based upon its undergraduate population, the U.S. News & World Report has ranked UT Arlington as one of the nation's top universities for providing a racially and ethnically diverse campus. The University is rising in stature through its commitment to transforming the lives of students, pushing the boundaries of knowledge, and serving those around us.
The fellowship program is open to all areas of study (see www.uta.edu). The University is especially interested in candidates in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields. Preference will be given to U.S. citizens from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding:
‚ó¶ Alaska Natives (Aleut, Eskimo or other Indigenous People of Alaska)
‚ó¶ Black/African Americans
‚ó¶ Mexican American/Chicanas/Chicanos
‚ó¶ Native American Indians
‚ó¶ Native Pacific Islanders (Polynesian/Micronesian)
‚ó¶ Females in STEM fields.
See Web site for complete eligibility information http://www.uta.edu/diversity/faculty/index.php
Individuals who received their terminal degrees between May 1, 2006, and May 31, 2014 are eligible. (Candidates who are ABD will be considered, but the fellowship requires that the terminal degree be awarded by May 31, 2014.) Successful candidates will present:
‚ó¶ evidence of superior academic and professional achievement/promise as demonstrated by their publication record, professional activities, grade point average, honors and/or other designations; and
‚ó¶ commitment to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level;
‚ó¶ Present three letters of reference from individuals familiar with applicant's scholarly and/or creative work.
Fellows may teach a course each semester starting the 2nd semester of the fellowship, as mutually agreed upon by the Fellow and host department.
Fellows will receive a stipend of $40,000 USD and a research allowance of $2,000 USD each year. UT Arlington will also provide each Fellow with a medical and dental benefits package.
All materials must be received by January 6, 2014. Applicants will be notified of decisions by March 31, 2014, and commitments must be made by April 30, 2014.
For further information and applications, contact: University of Texas at Arlington, Provost Post- Doctoral Fellowships, P.O. Box 19569, Arlington, TX 76019-0569, (817) 272 2106 or email FacultyFellowships@uta.edu or visit web site http://www.uta.edu/diversity/.
· A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists.
· The use of tobacco products is prohibited at UT Arlington
* The University of Texas at Arlington does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation in employment or in the provision of services.