Provost’s Early Career Fellows
The Provost’s Early Career Fellows program aims to support postdoctoral fellows and graduate students in their pursuit of attaining academic positions at top tier institutions. Fellows are promising early career scholars from all disciplines and backgrounds who would benefit from our programmatic offerings.
The purpose of this training program allows 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 enables fellows to build a network of emerging scholars and benefit from the mentorship of top faculty in their field.
Provost’s Early Career Fellows will join an energetic community of other fellows training in different departments across the university. Fellows participate in support activities that equip them with research, scholarship, creative activities and professional skills necessary to successfully undertake independent academic research and teaching at UT Austin or other top research-intensive institutions. This initiative also provides guidance to facilitate their transition to an independent, tenure-track faculty position. In addition, the program enables fellows to form a network of emerging scholars and benefit from the mentorship of top faculty in their field. Through our programmatic offerings, we are investing in the career development and professional growth of future faculty.
The Provost’s Early Career Fellow’s program is open to current postdocs and 4th or 5th year Ph.D. students who are already at the University of Texas at Austin and who may be first generation academics and/or scholars who would benefit from interaction in a community of practice.
Consideration for the 2023-2024 cohort is closed.
Advisory Committee for Early Career Fellows
|Catherine Cubbin||Steve Hicks School of Social Work|
|Marvin Hackert||Graduate Studies|
|Sharon L. Wood||Executive Vice President and Provost|
|Martin Kevorkian||Department of English|
|Miyong Kim||School of Nursing|
|Brad Love||Moody College of Communications|
|Raul Madrid||Department of Government|
|Deborah Parra-Medina||College of Liberal Arts|
|Shelley Payne||College of Natural Sciences|
|Stephen Russell||College of Natural Sciences|
|Mark Smith||Graduate School|
|Elizabeth Vandewater||Office of the Vice President for Research|
For questions about the program and process, please contact:
Dr. Del Watson
Director of Faculty Engagement