Postdoctoral Diversity and Innovation Scholars

University of New Hampshire, Durham, NY, US

Responsibilities

The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.

The UNH Diversity Resource Guide with information and programming available in the seacoast area, New Hampshire, and the region can be found here: https://www.unh.edu/hr/diversity-resource-guide

Summary of Position

The University of New Hampshire (UNH) is proud to launch the Postdoctoral Diversity and Innovation Scholars program designed to support the professional development, excellence, diversity and inclusion of underrepresented groups of postdoctoral scholars through a nationally competitive application and selection process. UNH is exceptionally poised to provide a unique two-year professional development experience tailored to the needs of our postdoctoral scholars that can help prepare them to apply for subsequent tenure-track faculty positions. Postdoctoral positions are available in the following disciplines:

  • Postdoctoral Scholar in Aquaculture
  • Postdoctoral Scholar in Biomaterials and Biotechnology
  • Postdoctoral Scholar in Chemical Sciences
  • Postdoctoral Scholar in Child and Youth Development and Welfare
  • Postdoctoral Scholar in Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Postdoctoral Scholar in Gerontology and Aging Studies
  • Postdoctoral Scholar in Ecology
  • Postdoctoral Scholar in Engineered Water Systems
  • Postdoctoral Scholar in Forensic Anthropology
  • Postdoctoral Scholar in Mathematics Education
  • Postdoctoral Scholar in Mental & Behavioral Health Services
  • Postdoctoral Scholar in Plant Genetics and Geonomics
  • Postdoctoral Scholar in Sustainable and Resilient Coastal Communities

The UNH professional development model includes nationally recognized faculty development programs and specific experiences such as an ongoing mentored research experience with a senior faculty member in an academic department, and participation with junior faculty in the summer UNH Writing Academy. As part of this academy, scholars will also work closely with a scholarly coach, and participate in monthly cohort-based experiences with experts and leaders across the campus and nationally. In addition, scholars will gain access to workshops on teaching and learning offered by the Center for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching and Learning.

The University of New Hampshire is committed to creating a more diverse academic community, knowing that inclusion, diversity, and equity are values inextricably linked to educational excellence. Diverse scholars strengthen our ability to reach the individual and collective potential of all faculty, staff, students and the society we serve.

Additional Job Information

Please be prepared to upload the following:

  • Cover letter addressed to Executive Director of Engagement and Faculty Development
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A statement of research plans (2-3 pages)
  • A personal statement of your commitment to diversity and equity in your discipline (1–3 pages)
  • Writing samples (one or two examples, 30 page cumulative maximum, e.g. article, chapter, dissertation chapter)
  • Contact information for 2-3 references to provide confidential letters of recommendation.
  • (References will be contacted immediately after your application is submitted.)

Applications will be accepted through the end of the day on November 16, 2022

Departmental Information

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

The University of New Hampshire Office of Engagement and Faculty Development is home to Postdoctoral Diversity and Innovation Scholars.

The program is a high-profile initiative designed to increase the excellence and diversity of the University of New Hampshire’s faculty which is inextricably linked to academic excellence and student success. This program opens a pathway to the professoriate for highly talented, underrepresented groups of postdoctoral scholars. The UNH program is informed by best practices of established programs to increase faculty excellence and diversity.

For more information on this program, please click here: https://www.unh.edu/engagement/postdoctoral-diversity-and-innovation-scholars

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or marital status.

Qualifications

Acceptable Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have completed their doctoral degree or terminal degree in their field within the past five years, and by July 1 of the award year.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

The University of New Hampshire strongly encourages applications from individuals that have experience, background and/or scholarship that will contribute to the diversity of the campus community.

Special Requirements

A background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Compensation

Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

How to apply

Special Instructions to Applicants

INTERFOLIO USERS: If using Interfolio to submit letters of reference, please follow the special instructions at this link: https://pa-hrsuite-production.s3.amazonaws.com/2729/docs/126635.pdf

Instructions for reference providers can be access at: https://support.interfolio.com/m/29600/l/266335-submit-a-letter-of-recommendation-to-interfolio

For more information and to apply visit https://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/50902

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