Postdoctoral Teaching and Mentoring Fellowship

Salisbury University   Salisbury, MD   Full-time     Education
Posted on January 17, 2023
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Postdoctoral Teaching and Mentoring Fellowship

The Clarke Honors College is accepting applications for the position of postdoctoral teaching and mentoring fellowship. This is a 10-month contract type of position.

Area of Specialization: The sciences (Optional).

Primary Job Duties: Teaching two courses per semester: one honors research methods in the sciences for Clarke Honors College; teach one course in area of expertise; serve as co-advisor to Laridae, SU’s undergraduate research journal; assist the Director to the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity in hosting outreach events to encourage student involvement in research and creative activity, and mentor undergraduates in your field of science research.

Minimum Qualifications: Recent Ph.D. Relevant teaching experience; program of research is accessible to undergraduate students.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in the sciences.

Applications received by February 24, 2023 will be given first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment will be contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S. and is expected to begin August 14, 2023. Please visit our website to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.

To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit the following: 1) A letter of interest; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statements of research and teaching interests; 4) unofficial transcripts; 5) a brief statement on how your teaching, research, and/or service, demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusion; and 6) the names and contact information of at least three (3) professional references. If you have any questions about the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Rhyannon Bemis at

Candidates that are US citizens/permanent residents from underrepresented backgrounds* and have particularly competitive applications may qualify to be an AGEP PROMISE Academy Fellow with the potential to convert to a tenure track position at Salisbury University. This NSF-funded program seeks to increase the number of historically underrepresented minority, tenure-track (TT) faculty through a postdoc conversion model: postdocs are recruited as PROMISE Academy Fellows and participate in unique professional development and community building activities across participating USM institutions to prepare the Fellows for the tenure-track. Fellows will receive direct mentorship from PROMISE Academy leadership and PROMISE Academy Mentors in Residence (accomplished scholars of color around the country) and additional financial support for travel and research. The intention of the Fellowship is to facilitate the conversion of the Fellow into a TT line at the end of two years at Salisbury University (contingent upon funding and mutual desire by the fellow and the institution/department). Candidates interested in and eligible for the PROMISE Academy should note such interest in their cover letter. *Using the NSF Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate definition, underrepresented minorities include African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders.

This position is based in Salisbury, MD, an area with a culturally diverse population with rich cultural experiences. Salisbury University, a member of the University System of Maryland is a regionally accredited four-year comprehensive institution offering 60 distinct graduate and undergraduate programs. Founded in 1925, Salisbury University features a beautiful campus close to ocean beaches and the Chesapeake Bay and 2-3 hours from the metropolitan areas of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Norfolk. SU is consistently ranked among the nation’s top colleges and ‘best values’ by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review and other publications. SU has 416 full-time faculty members serving a student population of approximately 8700.

Diversity and inclusion are core values of Salisbury University. We strive to create a truly diverse and inclusive environment where the richness of ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives of our community is harnessed to create value for our University community to include students, faculty, and staff, today and in the future. To this end, the University recruits exceptional and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across Maryland, the United States, and around the world, supporting all members of the University community as they work together to achieve institutional goals and vision. To learn more about the University’s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus, please visit

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