Criteria: Candidates who will contribute to diversity in higher education through their teaching, research or service and who will have a doctorate awarded by the start of the appointment on July 1 of the year following their applications.
Application Deadline: November 1st each year.
Faculty Mentor and Reference Letters Deadline: December 1st each year.
The Program: The UCI Chancellor's ADVANCE Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Academic Diversity offers postdoctoral research fellowships and faculty mentoring to qualified scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to the diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California. These contributions may include public service addressing the needs of our increasingly diverse society, efforts to advance equitable access to higher education for women and minorities, or research focusing on underserved populations or understanding issues of racial or gender inequalities. The program is seeking applicants with the potential to bring to their academic careers the critical perspective that comes from their non-traditional educational background or understanding of the experiences of members of groups historically underrepresented in higher education. Participants in both the President's and Chancellor's ADVANCE Postdoctoral Fellowship Program are eligible for the University of California Hiring Incentive. Learn more about UCOP's announcement for the hiring incentive program and UCI's participation.
Awards and Tenure: Awards will be made to applicants who show promise for tenure-track appointments on the Irvine campus. The Fellowship will be for one year, in residence at the Irvine campus. Each award is for a 12-month period in residence.
Salary: The annual award provides an annual salary of $42,000. The award also includes health insurance, vision and dental benefits, four weeks paid time off and up to $5,000 for research-related and program expenses.
Eligibility: Applicants must receive a Ph.D. from an accredited university before the start of their fellowship. Successful applicants must present documents demonstrating that they are legally authorized to work in the United States without restrictions or limitations. Individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are encouraged to apply.
Application Process: All applicants for the UCI Chancellor’s ADVANCE Postdoctoral Fellowship Program should submit their application to the University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The mentor’s letter should address the department’s future hiring plans and the applicant’s potential for appointment at University of California. Applications must be completed online by November 1.
Awards will be announced in March. Inquiries regarding the program may be directed to Program Coordinator Samantha Anderson-Mekhail at firstname.lastname@example.org.