President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The University of Minnesota has joined the University of California Partnership for Faculty Diversity to invite outstanding scholars interested in faculty and research careers.

The University of Minnesota is pleased to offer postdoctoral fellowship opportunities in disciplines represented at the university, coupled with faculty mentoring, professional development, and academic networking opportunities.

The University seeks applicants whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity in higher education and at the University of Minnesota. Our goal is to recruit diverse applicants who may be considered for tenure track positions at the University of Minnesota. The President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is interested in scholars with the potential to bring to their research and teaching the perspective that comes from their educational background or understanding of the experiences of groups historically underrepresented in higher education.

About the University of Minnesota PPFP

The University of Minnesota President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program builds on an institutional collaboration with the Partnership for Faculty Diversity, a national effort anchored by the University of California (UC) and the University of Michigan. This collaborative effort supports new scholars in their teaching, research, and service and contributes to institutional equity and diversity in higher education. It is the outgrowth of a longstanding UC initiative that has encouraged outstanding women and underrepresented Ph.D. recipients to pursue academic careers.

Through this presidential initiative, Minnesota joins a distinguished network of partner institutions that has included the 10-campus University of California (UC) system, three UC-affiliated national laboratories, the University of Michigan, the University of Colorado, Stanford University, the California Institute of Technology, and the University of Maryland. Carnegie-Mellon University and Minnesota are the two newest partners.

The University of Minnesota President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is designed to provide new scholars of all academic disciplines an opportunity to become more competitive candidates for tenure-track faculty appointments. The program provides postdoctoral fellowship opportunities, coupled with faculty mentoring, professional development, and academic networking opportunities. The program is hosted by the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost and the Office for Equity and Diversity.

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Critical Dates

 
September 1
Application window opens.

November 1
Application window closes.

December 1
Letters from faculty mentors and department chairs/heads due.

Find evaluation and selection information here.

Contact us: ppfp@umn.edu