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New York University’s (NYU) scholarly community actively engages a global world. Bringing individuals to NYU who reflect diverse identities, perspectives and experiences enhances our scholarly community and institutional standing. It also helps us to create a supportive, intellectually challenging and inclusive environment in which to live, work and learn.
To that end, the NYU Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports promising scholars and educators from diverse backgrounds whose life experience and research background will contribute significantly to academic excellence at NYU. This program offers postdoctoral research fellowships in all fields. Postdoctoral scholars receive mentoring from NYU faculty, and extensive professional development, and academic networking opportunities.
NYU Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is open to all areas of study represented at the University. Individuals who meet one of the following criteria are eligible to apply:
- Individuals who have completed their dissertation within the last three years or who will have completed their dissertation by September 1, 2020; or
- Professionals transitioning to academic careers in a field for which the doctorate is not the terminal degree.
NYU does not sponsor visa application for this Fellowship. Fellowship recipients must provide proof of authorization to work in the United States.
Priority is given to candidates who do not currently hold postdoctoral fellowships or traineeships. As part of its selection process, our selection committee looks for evidence of superior scholarly achievement (honors, awards, publications), commitment to research and teaching that value and enhance diversity, a clear mentorship plan, and promise of continuing achievement as scholars and teachers.
NYU will award up to six in-residence fellowships in 2020. Appointments are for two years, beginning in September, 2020 and ending in August, 2022. Fellows teach a maximum of one course per semester, participate in school and departmental activities, and have mentorship opportunities to prepare them for an academic career. Teaching at another institution and outside employment during the fellowship is prohibited.
Compensation and Allowances
Fellows will be appointed as “Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow” and will receive a $42,000 nine-month salary; an annual housing allowance ($20,000); a research allowance ($2,000); and reimbursement for one-time relocation fees (up to $3,000). Such compensation will be subject to appropriate taxation. The University also provides a benefits package, including medical and dental coverage.
Required application materials include (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a statement of research and goals; (3) a personal statement detailing reasons for applying for the fellowship; (4) mentorship plan (see below); (5) three letters of recommendation; (6) one of the following: A dissertation abstract (postdoctoral applicants); or a statement of how your professional experience prepares you for a faculty position (non-Ph.D. terminal degree holders; and (7) candidate information form. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to research the NYU website and identify 1 to 2 faculty members who may serve as strong mentors (if possible applicants should try to reach out to specific faculty members at NYU who might serve as strong mentors prior to completing the application). The mentorship plan should include at least the following:
a) opportunities for training afforded by the mentor,
b) expectations for scholarly work to be completed with the mentor’s feedback or support,
c) opportunities that the mentor may be able to provide to expand the Fellow’s professional network, and
d) a timeline for implementation of the Fellow’s proposed goals or plan.
All materials, including letters of recommendation, must be received by October 28th, 2019.
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