Location: UNH, Durham, NH
Department: UNH Engagement & Faculty Development
Posting Number/Job Order #: PF0247FY19

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.

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 both the summer-long UNH Writing Academy, and the semester-long UNH Research & Engagement Academy. As part of these Academies, scholars will also work closely with a scholarly coach, have resources to visit federal agencies with their cohort, 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 for all faculty, staff, students and the society we serve.

Additional Job Information:
For more information on this program, please click here: Job descriptions can be found here:
Please be prepared to upload the following:
• Cover letter addressed to Senior Vice Provost 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)
• Two letters of recommendation, including contact information for references.

Acceptable Minimum Qualifications:
Applicants must have completed their doctoral degree or terminal degree in their field within the past five years and by July 1st 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.


Salary Information:
Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.Please note that Postdoctoral appointees are NOT eligible for the USNH Tuition Benefits for themselves, spouse or dependents.The University of New Hampshire is unable to sponsor applicants for employment visas for these positions.

Percent Time Information (FTE): 1.0
Faculty Information: Other (e.g., fiscal/academic yr)
If Renewable or Number of years, please specify:
Type of Position: Post Doctorate

Posting Date: 02/11/2019
Open Until Filled: Yes
Closing Date: 3/29/2019
Interested Internal Candidates Exist?: No
Appointment Type: Regular
If TERM position with benefits, indicate projected end date:

Institution Information:
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 the 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.

This position is responsible for the supervision of: Does not supervise
Special Requirements: A background check will be required as a condition of employment.
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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.