Johns Hopkins, founded in 1876, is America's first research
university and home to nine world-class academic divisions working
together as one university.
Johns Hopkins University aims to foster an environment of inclusive
excellence, where remarkable diverse scholars can thrive and
innovate in a supportive and intellectually stimulating
environment. To achieve this, the university and its divisions have
committed to investing in pipeline programs to eventually support
the recruitment of diverse faculty. The overall goal of the Second
Roadmap Faculty Diversity Initiative 2.0 (FDI) is to deepen and
expand our commitments around diversity, equity and inclusion,
building on what has worked while delving deeper into areas that
are vital to the current and long-term success of our institution.
To build sustainable pathways for diverse scholars to the
professorate, the Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship program will
work in concert with the JHU Vivien Thomas Scholars Initiative and
the Fannie Gaston Johansson Faculty of Excellence program.
Together, these programs will help us achieve the goal of
diversifying faculty at Johns Hopkins.
The Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship (PPF) program is a flagship
component of the Faculty Diversity Initiative 2.0 in the Second
Roadmap on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We know from the
research that there is a need to both grow the pool of diverse
scholars interested in academic careers and to create for these
scholars more intentional pathways to the profession. The PPF is
designed to make meaningful advancements on this front at
The goals of the program are to:
- Identify, recruit, and support outstanding early career
- Create strategic pathways to STEM faculty positions for
graduate students and postdocs from underrepresented groups;
- Build community, networking, and mentoring opportunities across
the FDI programs.
A successful nominee will be someone with a diverse background and
life experiences, who has the potential for both a successful
fellowship and possible future tenure-track faculty appointment at
Johns Hopkins. We plan to support up to 4 Fellows this year.
The fellowship supports:
- Up to two years of salary at the current NIH level of support
for postdoctoral fellows
- $5,000 for research expenses
- $2,000 for professional development activities
Applicants may be:
- Graduate students from Johns Hopkins or other institutions, who
have completed a doctoral degree or will have completed their
doctoral degree requirements by the fellowship start date
- Current postdoctoral scholars who received their degrees within
the last three years
- Professional applicants (who have an MD, JD, etc), who are
within three years of completing their professional or clinical
Applicants are welcome from any area of study. Priority will be
given to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Eligible STEM disciplines include:
Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Biochemistry and Molecular
Biology, Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Biological
Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Biostatistics, Cell,
Molecular, Developmental Biology and Biophysics, Cellular and
Molecular Medicine, Cellular Molecular Physiology, Chemical and
Biomolecular Engineering, Chemical Biology, Chemistry, and Civil
And Systems Engineering, Cognitive Science, Computer Science,
Cross-Disciplinary Program in Biomedical Sciences, Earth and
Planetary Sciences, Electrical and Computer Engineering,
Environmental Health and Engineering, Functional Anatomy and
Evolution, Health Sciences Informatics, Human Genetics and
Molecular Biology, Immunology, Materials Science and Engineering,
Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Molecular Microbiology and
Immunology, Neuroscience, Pathobiology, Pharmacology and Molecular
Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, and Psychological and Brain
Consistent with the NIH’s Interest in Diversity ( NOT-OD-20-031: Notice of NIH's Interest in
), we encourage those with a diverse background and
life experiences, such as racial/ethnic minorities, people with
disabilities, individuals from rural or socially disadvantaged
backgrounds, and those of LGBTQIA identity to apply.
Only US citizens and permanent residents can apply.
Applications should include the following materials:
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
- Two recommendation letters
- Generally, recommendation letters should include a summary of
the length of time and capacity in which the recommender knows the
applicant; the applicant’s strengths, areas for improvement, and
performance relative to other colleagues; how the applicant would
contribute to the diversity of their division and academic
community; and the applicant’s potential as a future faculty
- Recommendation letters should not exceed 3 pages.
- Applicant cover letter
- The cover letter should provide a concise overview of the
purpose of the application and include the departments of interest
to which the applicant may be matched.
- The cover letter should not exceed 1 page.
- Applicant personal statement.
- The personal statement should describe past research
accomplishments, future research goals, both during and after the
fellowship; and a commitment to pursuing an academic career. The
statement should include a description of the specific research and
development activities to be undertaken during the fellowship
period and a timeline for completion of those activities.
- The personal statement should not exceed 3 pages.
- Applicant statement of commitment to diversity and inclusive
- This statement should describe the applicant’s understanding of
the significance of diversity and inclusive excellence towards
fostering academic innovation; prior personal and professional
experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion; a description of
how they intend to show their commitment during and after the
fellowship; what they hope to gain from and contribute towards this
program; and why they should be chosen for this program.
- The statement of commitment to diversity and inclusive
excellence should not exceed 2 pages.
- Applicant curriculum vitae
- There is no page limit for the curriculum vitae
- Applicant writing sample
- There is 25-page limit for the writing sample
The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity for
its faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university does
not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status,
pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age,
disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, veteran status or other legally protected
characteristic. The university is committed to providing qualified
individuals access to all academic and employment programs,
benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability,
performance and merit without regard to personal factors that are
irrelevant to the program involved.
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a
pre-employment background check.
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During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of
employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees
who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or
clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or
possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet
this requirement may result in termination of employment.
The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,
laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving
community contact requires documentation of immune status against
Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella
(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the
Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include
documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella
vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory
testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are
ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for
those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization
documentation from their own health care providers. Any
vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost
in our Occupational Health office.
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