Natural Sciences Pre-Professoriate Fellowship, 2017-2019

UMBC in Maryland

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted January 4, 2017
Type Fellowship
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for the Natural Sciences Pre-Professoriate Fellowship.  The purpose of the fellowship is to support promising scholars who are committed to diversity in academia and prepare them for a possible tenure track appointment at UMBC. 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 through its Meyerhoff Scholars ( and Graduate Fellows programs (, two of the most innovative and successful programs in promoting diversity and preparing students from underrepresented groups for careers in STEM. With many of the Meyerhoff scholars pursuing undergraduate and graduate studies in Chemistry and Biochemistry, our faculty play a leading role in mentoring and developing the next generation of diverse professional workforce in STEM.  The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is a premier research intensive department with thriving graduate and undergraduate programs ( Our faculty are engaged in cutting-edge research at the molecular level, which attracts major federal, state, and private funding.


The fellow will be appointed as a Research Assistant Professor for a two-year term beginning July 1, 2017.  The fellow will receive a starting stipend of $50,000, health benefits, $5,000 for conference travel and preparation of scholarly work, up to $5,000 in instrument services, up to $10,000 for supplies /consumables, lab space, office space with computer, library access, and other privileges at the university.  During the two-year term of appointment, most the fellow’s time will be devoted to pursuing research. In addition, the fellow will teach one course (one semester only) per year. Highly experienced research and teaching mentors will meet with the fellow regularly to provide guidance on developing a pedagogically sound teaching philosophy and plan, and improving the skills needed to pursue an academic research career, including proposal and manuscript writing, and technical presentation skills. The fellow will also benefit from professional development opportunities across the campus.


Fields: Applications in any area of Chemistry or Biochemistry are welcome.

Eligibility: Candidates with PhD degrees in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related fields at the time of the application are eligible for this position.

Application Instructions: Applications must be submitted at

Deadline: Review of completed applications will begin on February 15, 2017.  Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The search will remain open until the position is filled.
A complete submission will consist of:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three Letters of Reference, which will be requested by the applicant and submitted by the referees through Interfolio
  • Statement of Proposed Research Plan (2-3 pages)
  • Personal Statement that details your demonstrated commitment to diversity efforts and the mission of UMBC, and why you should be selected for this position (1-3 pages)
  • Teaching Statement (1-2 pages)

Inquiries about the program may be addressed to:

UMBC is an EOE/AA.

How To Apply

You can apply for this position online at