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Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows Internal Nomination

To create pathways into the faculty for promising younger scholars who have been systematically marginalized from the research enterprise, Rutgers will appoint an annual cohort of Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows, who will join the university for two years. Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows will typically teach one course each year in the department or program of their appointment. For each fellow, the Rutgers Diversity Hiring Initiative will support 100% of salary up to $65,000 and fringe for up to two years, plus $10,000 in discretionary research funding annually. All fellows will be selected across three Rutgers priority areas: Race, Racism, and Inequality, extending across the humanities, social sciences, professional schools, and natural and biomedical sciences; Health Equity; and Advancing STEM Diversity.

Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows may be appointed in two ways: through an external application process and through an internal nomination process.

Internal Nomination Process

Chairs may nominate candidates for the Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows program on the basis of scholarly promise and potential to add to the diversity of the Rutgers community. All nominations must be submitted to deans, who will review and forward them to the campus provost’s office: dean’s approval and provost’s approval are necessary for all nominations to the Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow’s program. 


Nominated candidates may be external to Rutgers or they may be current Rutgers affiliates (Ph.D. students or postdoctoral fellows appointed through local internal search processes), but they must be conducting work in one of the three priority areas above. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Candidates must have completed their terminal degree (Ph.D., M.F.A., D.F.A., M.D., J.D., or other appropriate degree) no later than June 30 in the year of appointment at Rutgers and within three years of the start date of appointment at Rutgers (i.e. no earlier than June 30, 2019, for appointments beginning July 1, 2022). Candidates should be nominated on the basis of scholarly promise and potential to add to the diversity of the Rutgers community. Fellows are expected to participate in annual cohort meetings and events, attend departmental events, and participate in mentoring activities associated with the fellowship. 

Toward Inclusive Excellence

Rutgers University welcomes applications for its inaugural cohort of Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows.

The appointment is for a two-year term starting July 1, 2022, with the possibility of subsequent appointment to a tenure-track faculty position at one of four Rutgers locations: Rutgers University–New Brunswick, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Rutgers University–Newark, and Rutgers University–Camden. 

All applications are due by January 7, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. 

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