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
- 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.
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.
Expertise in survey research tools such as Qualtrics and
statistical analysis and related software such as SPSS
Knowledge of various qualitative and quantitative research
Experience writing grants and a publication track record are
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
- 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 HRJobs@umaryland.edu
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 HRDiversity@umaryland.edu
. Please note that
only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable
accommodation will be responded to from this email address.