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Office of the Provost Postdoctoral Fellowship in Higher Education Leadership and Administration

University of Maryland, Baltimore
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 8, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership, Other Education, Professional Fields, Public Administration & Policy, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
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The Office of the Provost under the direction of Dr. Roger Ward invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral researcher position in the field of higher education leadership and administration. The expected start date is immediate, but no later than September 1, 2022. This is a two-year fellowship with a possibility to extend to a third year.

The position will be located at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) in downtown Baltimore, Maryland. UMB is Maryland’s public health, law, and human services university, dedicated to excellence in education, research, clinical care, and public service. The fellow will engage in individual (mentored) research and team research in the field of higher education, with potential emphases on administration, equity, teaching effectiveness, leadership, and policy analysis.

  • Work with the Provost and members of the UMB community to establish a research agenda for the Office of the Provost.
  • Conduct independent and team research on selected topics related to the Office’s research agenda.
  • In coordination with the Provost, publish findings and present research at local and national conferences.
  • Communicate with internal stakeholders regarding opportunities for collaboration and distribute results of studies.
  • Work with University IRB to ensure all research follows protocol and is approved prior to beginning.
Qualifications :

Required qualifications:

Doctoral level degree (PhD or EdD; completed by the start of the appointment) in Higher Education, Education Policy, Student Affairs, Organization and Leadership, or related field.

Excellent communication, teamwork and collaboration skills, organizational, and time-management skills are a must.

Preferred qualifications:

Expertise in survey research tools such as Qualtrics and statistical analysis and related software such as SPSS

Knowledge of various qualitative and quantitative research methods

Experience writing grants and a publication track record are desirable

Please include the following materials in your application:
  • Cover Letter including: an overview of research areas and interests; a description of your prior contributions to advancing diversity and equity initiatives in higher education; and your motivation to apply for this position

  • CV

  • A list of three references, including one from a dissertation chair or committee member
Applications will be reviewed immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Fellows receive benefits and a competitive salary.

UMB requires all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be processed through Human Resources.

UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at .   

If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a  UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request . You may also contact . Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address. 

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