The College of Arts & Sciences in alliance with the departments of Natural & Physical Sciences, Black Studies, Latina/Latino Studies
The University of Missouri-Kansas City College of Arts & Sciences is currently recruiting a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Natural and Physical Sciences. Applications are invited from candidates with a PhD in any of the specializations in College's Departments of Chemistry; Geosciences; Mathematics & Statistics; and Physics & Astronomy. The Fellow will be provided with strong mentorship from a faculty mentor in the Fellow's department, a mentor from the School of Graduate Studies and mentor support by programming of the Black Studies and Latina/Latino Studies programs. UMKC is an urban serving, public, research university committed to serving the needs of Kansas City and the underserved communities in the region. As an institution with a commitment to diversity and social justice, UMKC is very cognizant of the dearth of under-represented minorities in the STEM Faculty pipeline. As a result, we have organized institutional funding for this Fellowship to help meet the broad needs of our community. The goal of this Postdoctoral Fellowship is to support the early development of scholars who are from historically underrepresented groups.
Fellows who take advantage of this opportunity will be mentored in all aspects of faculty responsibilities, including research activities, teaching and advising to address the needs of under-represented minorities in STEM courses and in research, and experiencing some service commitments to prepare for a faculty position. The Fellow will have the opportunity to develop and sharpen their research skills, learn and gain experience in classroom teaching, and learn the nuances of being a faculty member including tenure and promotion strategies associated with a faculty position.
The intent of this program is to develop the Fellow into a competitive candidate for faculty positions through a vigorous mentoring program. As part of the Fellowship experience, the Fellow will complete UMKC's graduate certificate program in College Teaching and Career Readiness to develop skills as an excellent teacher and well-rounded faculty colleague.
Well-qualified applicants who have recently earned a PhD in Chemistry, Geosciences, Mathematics & Statistics, or Physics & Astronomy, including current doctoral students who expect to earn their PhD degree by September 1, 2017.
Full Time/Part Time
9 month academic appointment
Unranked, non-tenure track
$50,000 per academic year appointment
For best consideration, applications should be submitted no later than March 1, 2017, but the search will continue until a suitable candidate is appointed.
Application materials must be submitted online at www.umkc.edu/jobs. Applications will include a cover letter detailing background and experience relevant to the position; statements addressing research interests and teaching philosophy; Curriculum Vitae; and contact information for three references, including names, addresses, telephone numbers and emails.
Applicants must combine all application materials into one PDF document and upload as a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).
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The goal of the two-year Fellowship is to enhance the competitiveness of acquiring a tenure-track faculty position and to succeed in achieving distinction within the subject matter that culminates in successful tenure and promotion through the ranks eventually up to Full Professor.
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