Provost's Postdoctoral Program

Duke University in North Carolina

Date Posted November 3, 2012
Type Post-doc

Office of Postdoctoral Services - Funding
Provost's Postdoctoral Program

In support of Duke University's strategic plan for enhancing diversity in student and faculty populations, as well as in leadership positions, our Provost has created the Provost's Postdoctoral Program. The program seeks to increase the diversity of scholars who have potential for becoming tenure-track faculty at Duke or peer institutions. Particular focus is on fi elds in which women and minorities are under-represented. The program establishes competitive postdoctoral research appointments as Postdoctoral Associates. Each will be two years in duration. Awardees will devote their full efforts to research and may teach a maximum of one course per year.

To qualify, candidates are required to have completed a doctoral degree between July 1, 2010 and July 1, 2013 and must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. It is imperative that you have a record of academic excellence, a history of accomplishments, and proven ability to interact successfully with a great diversity of faculty and students. Candidates must be prepared to start the position between July 1 and Aug. 31, 2013. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience and will be supplemented with an attractive allowance to cover various expenses associated with opportunities to enhance the research experience. Additional information can be found at:

To apply, please send your CV, sample publications or dissertation materials, a supporting letter(s) from the proposed mentor(s) at Duke University, and your own cover letter. Your cover letter must include your actual or anticipated date of PhD, a declaration that you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and a statement of your research plans/goals. Materials must be postmarked by Jan. 18, 2013, and will not be returned to the applicant. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted. All candidates will be notified of decisions no later than March 15, 2013. Three letters of recommendation, signed by their authors, may either accompany your application in separate sealed envelopes or may be mailed directly to us by their authors. Send all materials to:

Provost's Postdoctoral Program
c/o Gwendolyn Purnell, Office of the Provost
Box 90004, Room 127 Allen Bldg.
Duke University, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: 919-684-4940

Duke University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affi rmative Action Employer.