Provost’s Office Launches New Early Career Fellowship Program

Several units have been selected for participation in the inaugural cohort of the UT Austin Provost’s Early Career Fellows program designed to further the university’s commitment to building a diverse and vibrant interdisciplinary community of scholars.

The purpose of this training program is to allow early career researchers, postdoctoral fellows and graduating PhD students to develop and pursue research and teaching topics upon which a future academic career can be built. The program will enable Fellows to build a network of emerging scholars and benefit from the mentorship of top faculty in their field.

Provost’s Early Career Fellow will join a diverse and energetic community of other incoming fellows training in different departments across the university and will receive a competitive stipend, fringe benefits, relocation funds, travel funds, and discretionary funds.

Participating Departments

College of Education – Research and training program on education and health disparities in Latino/a populations.
Available positions: 6
For more information on how to apply, contact John Bartholomew (jbart@austin.utexas.edu) and Dean Martinez (charlesm@austin.utexas.edu).

Department of Biomedical Engineering
(Cockrell School of Engineering) – Research and training program on health disparities.
Available positions: 2
Apply: http://apply.interfolio.com/79321
For questions, contact Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernandez (cosgriff.hernandez@utexas.edu).

Department of English (College of Liberal Arts) – Scholarship, creative work, and training program within the Creative Writing community, under the banner of “Race, Ethnicity, and Expressive Culture.” Fellowship will include a range of candidates with MFA and/or PhD credentials.
Available positions: 2
Apply: http://apply.interfolio.com/80964
For questions, contact Martin Kevorian (mkevorkian@utexas.edu).

Department of Geography (College of Liberal Arts) – Research, scholarship, and training on urban sustainability, spatial dimensions of health and environmental justice and are open and flexible to scholars whose work bridges these areas.
Available positions: 2
Apply to Position #1: https://faculty.utexas.edu/career/66918
Apply to Position #2: https://faculty.utexas.edu/career/66878
For questions, contact Rebecca Torres (rebecca.torres@austin.utexas.edu).

Department of Government (College of Liberal Arts) – Research, scholarship, and training program on racial and ethnic politics in any of their major fields of study.
Available positions: 2
For more information on how to apply, contact Dan Brinks (danbrinks@austin.utexas.edu).

Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences (Moody College of Communication) – Research, scholarship, and training program on pediatrics disorders within URM populations.
Available positions: 2
Apply: https://faculty.utexas.edu/career/66276.
For questions, contact Raj Koul (Rajinder.Koul@austin.utexas.edu).

School of Nursing – Research and training program on areas spanning health equity research, healthy aging, mental health, informatics, and self-management of chronic diseases.
Available positions: 2
Details on how to apply here.
For questions, contact John Lowe (john.lowe@austin.utexas.edu) and Miyong Kim (mkim@nursing.utexas.edu)

Coming Soon:

College of Natural Science – Departments of Astronomy, Neuroscience and 
Integrative Biology

If you have more questions about this program, please contact Dr. Edmund T. Gordon (etgordon@austin.utexas.edu), Vice Provost for Diversity, or Dr. Lydia Contreras (lcontrer@che.utexas.edu), Provost’s Faculty Leadership Fellow.

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