Natural Sciences Professoriate-Track Faculty Research Fellowship @UMBC #ThinkBigDiversity

The PROMISE AGEP supports faculty diversity, and partners with UMBC’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry to invite applications for the following position:


Natural Sciences Professoriate-Track

Faculty Research Fellowship, 2019-2021 ( 


The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for the Natural Sciences Professoriate-Track Faculty Research Fellowship.





The purpose of the Fellowship is to support promising scholars interested in a future tenure track faculty appointment at UMBC and who are committed to diversity and inclusiveness.  The Department welcomes applications from candidates with research and teaching interests in all areas of Chemistry or Biochemistry, and with diverse experiences, including candidates from industry, academia, or government laboratories.  We are particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals who are members of groups that historically have been underrepresented in the STEM professoriate.


UMBC is a national model for diversity and inclusive excellence in STEM with faculty committed to developing the next generation of diverse professionals in STEM.  The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry ( is a research-intensive department with thriving Ph.D. programs in Chemistry and Biochemistry as well as renowned undergraduate programs and faculty engaged in extramurally funded innovative research at the cutting edge of chemistry and biochemistry.


This Fellowship will begin July 2019, with the potential for conversion to a tenure-track assistant professor position within two years.  The fellow will receive: a competitive stipend; health benefits; funds for conference travel, preparation of scholarly work, instrument services and supplies/consumables; lab space and other privileges.  During the two-year appointment, the fellow will be devoted to initiating an independent research program while teaching one course per year. Experienced mentors will meet with the fellow regularly to provide guidance on developing the skills needed to succeed in a tenure track career at a research intensive university (e.g., proposal/manuscript writing, developing a pedagogically sound teaching philosophy, etc.).

Eligibility:  Successful candidates will hold a PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related field and demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusiveness in STEM.

Application Instructions: Applications must be submitted at Review of completed applications will begin on October 15, 2018 and continue until filled.  Inquiries about the program may be addressed to:

UMBC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


There is a position available in PHYSICS as well:

Published by Renetta Garrison Tull

Dr. Renetta Garrison Tull is the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at the University of California Davis. She previously served as Associate Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives at The Graduate School at UMBC, and was Professor of the Practice in the College of Engineering & IT. She was Special Assistant to the Sr. Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs & Director of Graduate and Professional Pipeline Development for the University System of Maryland (12 institutions). She is the Founding Director of PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) –, and Co-PI for the USM LSAMP. Her research on global diversity in STEM continues, and she is an international speaker, covering nearly all continents, for groups and conferences such as the World Engineering Education Forum, the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies, and the Pacific Sciences Congress. Her personal website is: Connect with her on Twitter: @Renetta_Tull;

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