Promoting Research Oriented Faculty Diversification On Campus
The PROF DOC Program at WVU
West Virginia University recognizes that diversity enriches the institution and the society it serves. In this spirit, WVU announces the availability of postdoctoral fellowship opportunities in the STEM disciplines that are designed to broaden participation of underrepresented minorities in the professoriate.
The PROF DOC postdoctoral training program [Snippet Error: This file has been deleted.] is specifically designed to prepare doctoral graduates for success in tenure-track positions at research-intensive universities such as WVU. PROF DOC Fellows will engage in professional development activities in teaching, research, and service to prepare them for success the professoriate.
PROF DOC Fellows will work with faculty mentors on externally funded research projects while building instructional skills for both undergraduate and graduate courses. Mentors will provide them with insight into the roles and responsibilities of faculty at a research-intensive university, orienting them to the academic profession.
Benefits and Eligibility
- These two-year postdoctoral appointments come with an annual stipend of $55,000, $5,000 for expenses related to relocation and/or research, and the standard WVU benefits package.
- Applicants are required to have completed all requirements for the doctoral degree or have received the terminal degree in their discipline within the past five years.
- Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. and represent a NSF-designated underrepresented minority in the STEM disciplines (African-American, American Indian, and Latino).
PROF DOC candidates should search WVU’s college, program, and faculty websites to identify potential research mentors. A research proposal should be developed in consultation with a faculty member that describes the project they would undertake in the mentor’s laboratory.
An application package must be submitted electronically to Fred King, Interim Vice President for Research at Fred.King@mail.wvu.edu in the form of a single PDF file containing:
- a curriculum vitae
- a cover letter stating the applicant’s specific career interests and how this fellowship would advance those interests, and
- a research proposal, not to exceed 5 pages. The candidate should also arrange for three recommendation letters to be sent via email under separate cover. For those having received their terminal degree within the last year, one reference letter must be from the dissertation advisor.