The Office for Equity and Diversity at the University of Minnesota invites applications for the Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy (IDEA) Postdoctoral Fellowships for the 2010-2011 academic year. Fellowships are non-salaried appointments for 1 year following graduation. Ph.D. required. Application deadline: June 28, 2010.
U of M's Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy (IDEA) Postdoctoral Fellowships
The Office for Equity and Diversity launched the Institute for Diversity,
Equity, and Advocacy (IDEA) in the fall of 2009. IDEA is a research
initiative that will convene scholars from the University of Minnesota and
around the world to collaborate in innovative and groundbreaking ways across
disciplines, departments, colleges, and campuses. In addition to supporting
the development of new research, the institute is also designed to enhance
retention and faculty diversity by fostering stronger ties among faculty and
with faculty and the local community.
IDEA Postdoctoral Fellows
(non-salaried appointments for 1 year following graduation)
In light of the restricted hiring climate in higher education nationwide,
IDEA is launching a new initiative to assist graduate students in making a
transition by enabling them to maintain a university affiliation. We are now
accepting applications for three fellows in 2010-2011.
Successful applicants will meet the following criteria:
1) Have received the Ph.D. in Fall 2009, or Spring or Summer 2010 on a topic
relevant to the research interests supported by IDEA.
2) Preference will be given to graduates who can demonstrate prior
involvement in Community of Scholars Program or with the Institute for
Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy (such as participation in one of the grad
groups or in one of our forums).
3) Applicants should submit via e-mail a one-page letter indicating their
interest in being an IDEA Postdoctoral Fellow and a brief work/research plan
for 2010-2011 along with a CV by June 28, 2010. The documents should be
submitted to Louis Mendoza at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Process and Terms of Appointment
Applications will be reviewed by IDEA Advisory Board members. Selected
fellows will be given access to stationery, professional development
opportunities and job search support. Fellows will be required to
participate in a panel discussion or to provide a guest lecture in the
2010-2011 academic year. Affiliation will end in June 2011.