Provost's Career Enhancement Postdoctoral Scholarships

As part of an effort to promote a diversity of perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences among its faculty, the University of Chicago is pleased to announce the availability of 2-year postdoctoral research appointments through their Provost’s Career Enhancement Post-Doctoral Scholarship Program.  The postdoctoral scholarships are consistent with our commitment to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and developing scholars from underrepresented groups for possible tenure track appointments at the University of Chicago and other research universities.  The postdoctoral fellowships offer successful candidates the opportunity to pursue groundbreaking research in their field, increase their written scholarship and presentations at professional meetings, and pursue advanced training and mentorship with the nation’s premier faculty.

Three outstanding scholars will be selected yearly to participate in the Provost Career Enhancement Post Doctoral Program (PCEPS). As post-doctoral scholars they will expand their research and teaching portfolios while being fully integrated into the academic life of the University. Each scholar will be engaged in mentored research and guided as they create an individualized career plan. Scholars will receive a research supplement to support travel or research materials and participate in quarterly professional development workshops that include the following topics: Writing and Publishing; Grant Funding and Proposal Writing; Leadership Development; Scholarly Integrity, Ethics & Professionalization; Academic Job Search; and Teaching and Mentoring. Scholars are also required to teach one quarter-long course in their field for each year of their postdoctoral appointment. 

The University of Chicago is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service.  Ethnic and sexual minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.