The University of New Hampshire — Postdoctoral Diversity and Innovation Scholars

The University of New Hampshire is the state’s flagship public university and a Carnegie R1 research institution, with land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant charters. The University of New Hampshire’s national and international agenda are highlighted through the President’s four strategic priorities: to enhance student success and well-being, build financial strength, embrace New Hampshire, and expand academic excellence by attracting strong and diverse faculty and students from around the world. The College of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in particular, have been identified as high-priority areas for growth. The University of New Hampshire has a student enrollment of 13,000+ undergraduates and 2,400 graduate students and a 18:1 student to faculty ratio with over 600 full-time faculty. The 11 colleges and schools offer 200 programs in more than 100 major fields of study. The university prioritizes student learning through collaboration with faculty in teaching, research, creative expression and service. In addition, The University of New Hampshire is in a spectacular location with gorgeous ocean beaches, and a short ride to the mountains. Our close proximity to Boston offers opportunities for research collaborations as well as a host of leisure activities, including theater, ballet, symphony, gourmet restaurants, and 5 major sports teams. Trains and buses offer easy and cost-effective commutes to Boston. The university is close to Portsmouth which has numerous world-class restaurants, an active art scene and is one of New England’s gems. The many towns surrounding the University offer excellent school systems, and each have their own personality and beauty.

The University of New Hampshire is committed to ensuring that faculty work in a supportive environment that includes mentorship and a balanced, healthy life style. The University creates an academic environment that fosters diversity, inclusion, and a shared spirit of inquiry. The University seeks excellence through diversity among its faculty, staff, administrators and students.

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 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)
  • Contact information for 2-3 references to provide confidential letters of recommendation.

Acceptable Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have completed their doctoral degree or terminal degree in their field within the past five years.

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.

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Special Requirements

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

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.