UC Berkeley has launched a new postdoctoral fellowship program designed to expose participants to and prepare them for careers in higher education administration. The Future of Higher Education Postdoctoral Fellowship Program seeks to address the need for career pipelines and pathways beyond the professoriate, and the critical lack of diversity in higher education leadership.
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.
The Leadership and Strategic Initiatives Track
This track will have the scholar work closely with units that will allow scholars to gain exposure to, and experience in, working in the highest levels of campus leadership and strategic decision-making.
The Student Experience Track
This track will have the scholar work closely with the leadership of the hiring units and will allow scholars to gain exposure to, and experience in, working on student-facing services, programming, and administration.
In keeping with the campus postdoc salary scale, the salary for this postdoc will be $57,456, plus benefits.
Deadline for applications to the UC Berkeley Future of Higher Education Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is Friday, May 28, 2021 at 5 p.m.
How to Apply
Applicants will submit:
- CV or Resume
- Two References:
- References can be academic or professional.
- We strongly encourage applicants to have one of each (academic and professional).
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.
If you have any questions about this postdoctoral fellowship, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.