Chancellor's ADVANCE Postdoctoral Fellowship




Beginning in 2013, UC Irvine funds up to two Chancellor's ADVANCE Postdoctoral Fellowships each year. The Chancellor's ADVANCE Postdoctoral Fellow is selected from the pool of applicants who identified mentors at UC Irvine and submitted their applications to the University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The Chancellor's ADVANCE Postdoctoral Fellowship applications are reviewed by a committee of Faculty Equity Advisors.

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, 2014

Due Date: November 1

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.

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 up to two academic years, in residence at the Irvine campus. Each award is for a 12-month period in residence, renewable for one year upon demonstration of academic productivity and participation in program events, and subject to state budgetary considerations.

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 be U.S. citizens or permanent residents at the time of application and must receive a doctorate by the start of the appointment on July 1, 2014.

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 Manager Dina Jankowski at djankows@uci.edu.



The UC Irvine Chancellor's ADVANCE Postdoctoral Fellowship is a partnership of several campus units including the Offices of the Provost, Dean of the Graduate Division, and Equal Opportunity and Diversity.

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