Overview

The UC Berkeley Future of Higher Education (FHE) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program seeks applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Scholars pilot program from scholars in any discipline with a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley who have interest in a career in higher education administration.

The program seeks to address the need for career pipelines and pathways beyond the professoriate, and the critical lack of diversity in higher education leadership. In the interest of diversifying administration in higher education, we encourage those from underrepresented backgrounds to apply. We define underrepresentation broadly, including a person’s ethnoracial background(s), gender identit(ies), sexual orientation, religious affiliation(s), abilities/disabilities, socioeconomic status, other positionalities and their intersections.

This postdoctoral fellowship is reserved for scholars who earned or will earn their Ph.D. during the years directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic (AY 2019-2020 or AY 2020-2021). To apply, a candidate must have completed all requirements for their doctoral degree by August 13, 2021. Fellows are expected to be in Berkeley for the duration of the postdoc.

The program provides two tracks for applicants: the Leadership and Strategic Initiatives Track and the Student Experience Track.

Components of the Program and Application Process