Archive for December, 2010


UMBC Minority Postdoctoral Fellows Program 2011-2012

December 15, 2010

New Postdoctoral Fellows Program Invites Applicants!

The University of Maryland Baltimore County invites nominations and applications for the UMBC Minority Postdoctoral Fellows. UMBC is dedicated to ensuring a diverse, scholarly environment and encouraging outstanding individuals to enter the academic profession.  The purpose of the Program is to increase the pool of scholars from underrepresented minority groups for possible tenure-track appointments at UMBC.

UMBC will appoint recent recipients of the Ph.D. as Postdoctoral Fellows for a two-year term beginning July 1, 2011.  The fellow will receive a starting stipend of $38,000, health benefits, $3,000 for conference travel and preparation of scholarly work, office space with computer, library and other privileges at the university.  During the two-year term of appointment, the fellow will teach one course a year in the host department.  All fellows are expected to be in residence during the academic year and participate in departmental seminars and related activities.  Each fellow will be provided teaching and research mentors and specialized professional development opportunities across the campus. The remainder of the fellow’s time will be devoted to pursuing research.

Successful candidates for the Program will be selected on the basis of scholarly promise and potential to add to the diversity of the UMBC community.  Applicants must have completed their doctoral degree when the term of appointment commences and must be no more than three years beyond receiving the Ph.D.  Individuals currently holding a position at UMBC are not eligible.



Applications for study in any discipline represented on the campus are welcome. Please specify your discipline of interest.


$38,000 a year.


Applicants who will have completed the doctoral degree no later than July 1, 2011 and no earlier than July 1, 2007 are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

Application material:

  • Cover letter addressed to Dr. Patrice McDermott, Interim Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Writing samples (e.g., publications and/or dissertation chapters)
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • A statement of research agenda (2-3 pages)
  • A personal statement on why you should be selected for this program (1–3 pages)


All materials should be to Dr. Patrice McDermott ( by Thursday, January 15, 2011. A complete submission will consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing samples, three letters of recommendation, a statement of research plans, and a personal statement. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted.

Contact Information

Questions regarding the program may be addressed to:

Dr. Patrice McDermott, Interim Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

Office of the Provost

University of Maryland Baltimore County

Baltimore, MD 21250



Office of Graduate Studies Holiday Closure

December 14, 2010

As a reminder, the University of California, San Diego (and OGS) will be closed from December 18 through January 2.  Please take care of any urgent matters before this campus-wide closure.

Have a happy holiday season!



AWIS Scholarship Program

December 14, 2010

The San Diego Chapter of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) offers scholarships to community college, undergraduate, and graduate women in San Diego County who are in pursuit of a degree in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Each recipient receives a $1000 scholarship award.

Eligibility: Female students actively engaged in a degree program in the 2010-2011 academic year may apply. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Applicants must be affiliated with an institute of higher learning in San Diego County.

Application deadline: February 18, 2011

To download the 2010-2011 scholarship application, please click here.