UMBC’s Postdoctoral Fellows Program for Faculty Diversity

In Summer 2024, we will begin accepting applications for Cohort VIII (2025-2027)

About the UMBC Fellowship

UMBC is dedicated to ensuring a diverse, scholarly environment and encouraging outstanding individuals to enter the academic profession. The purpose of the University’s Program is to support promising scholars who are committed to diversity in the academy and prepares those scholars for possible tenure track appointments at UMBC. They are particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals who are members of groups that historically have been underrepresented in the professoriate. During the two-year fellowship, fellows are provided teaching and research mentors and specialized professional development opportunities. In addition to pursuing their research agenda, fellows teach one course a year in the host department. Successful candidates for the Program are selected on the basis of scholarly promise and potential to add to the diversity of the UMBC community. Applicants must have completed their doctoral degree when the term of appointment commences and must be no more than three years beyond receiving the Ph.D. Individuals awarded a Ph.D. from UMBC or currently holding a postdoctoral or faculty position (including adjunct positions) at UMBC are not eligible.

Postdoctoral Fellowship for Faculty Diversity, Cohort VII, 2023-2025

COEIT’s Call for Applicants

In Summer 2024, we will begin accepting applications for Cohort VIII (2025-2027)

In the College of Engineering and Information Technology (COEIT), we encourage applicants across all of our research areas to apply to one of our four departments: Chemical, Biochemical & Environmental Engineering, Computer Science and Electrical EngineeringInformation Systems, and Mechanical Engineering. We have a strong, collaborative community and provide mentoring teams and connections across institutions and communities in the Baltimore region. The UMBC postdoctoral fellowship includes full health benefits, $5,500 for conference travel, preparation of scholarly work, and technology needs, office space, library and other privileges at the university. In addition, we recognize that funding in engineering and computing disciplines are typically higher than that which the UMBC fellowship provides. Thus, fellows that join a department within the College of Engineering and Information Technology will receive the following additional benefits:

Chemical, Biochemical & Environmental Engineering: $60k stipend (UMBC: $50k, COEIT: $10k)
Computer Science and Electrical Engineering: $60k stipend (UMBC: $50k, COEIT: $10k)
Information Systems: $80k stipend (UMBC: $50k, COEIT: $10k, IS: $20k) IS department travel supplement: $5k
Mechanical Engineering: $60k stipend (UMBC: $50k, COEIT: $10k)

Building an Inclusive Culture of Innovation and Excellence

UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning. Our UMBC community redefines excellence in higher education through an inclusive culture that connects innovative teaching and learning, research across disciplines, and civic engagement. We will advance knowledge, economic prosperity, and social justice by welcoming and inspiring inquisitive minds from all backgrounds.

In COEIT, we have many programs across disciplines that help to build our community ranging from professional development meetings, grant writing bootcamps, to events to discuss best practices in teaching and learning. We have much more to do, but we are committed to working together to make our disciplines and our university a place of inclusive excellence for everyone.


We welcome applications for study in any field represented within COEIT and in particular interdisciplinary fields and emerging fields. Applicants with interdisciplinary research interests will be mentored by more than one department/program within or outside of COEIT.


Applicants who will have completed the doctoral or masters of fine arts degree no later than July 1, 2023 and no earlier than May 1, 2020 are eligible to apply.

For More Information


Autumn M. Reed, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
410-455-1099 •
1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250

Contact for Questions about the College of Engineering and Information Technology

Vandana Janeja, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development

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