The Equity in Action Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship is designed to increase the diversity of Kean University’s faculty. Kean seeks to attract promising researchers, clinicians, and educators from different backgrounds, races, ethnic groups, and other diverse populations whose life experiences, research experiences, and employment backgrounds will contribute significantly to Kean’s academic mission and enhance the environment and learning opportunities for all Kean students.
Kean is seeking scholars who reflect the rich diversity of our student body, whether based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexuality, gender, neurodiversity, disability, or otherwise. The fellowship seeks to expand access to academia and promote a sense of belonging for all.
For the third cohort of Equity in Action fellows, we are specifically seeking:
- Black/African-American scholars;
- Hispanic/Latinx/Latine/Chicanx scholars; and
- Male, transgender male, male-identifying, nonbinary, or genderqueer scholars.
These priorities are based on data analysis, student feedback, self-reflection, and holistic needs assessments by each college, program, and department. Despite these priority areas, all outstanding scholars are encouraged to apply.
Fellowships may be awarded for postdoctoral training in any field of study at Kean. Successful candidates will receive a two-year Lecturer appointment with a reduced course load designed to provide ample opportunities for highly mentored scholarly and research training.
Applications will be accepted and reviewed on an on-going basis through March 1, 2023. Interviews and offers will be made through May 1, 2023. Start dates will be late August to early September, 2023. The University’s Equity in Action Fellowship Advisory Committee will determine the distribution of fellows across academic programs based on strength of individual applications, the composition of the applicant pool, and ongoing assessment of institutional need.
For the 2023-2024 Academic Year, Kean seeks applications from scholars from a wide range of academic disciplines to serve as fellows in any of the University's current academic programs. Applicants must have earned a terminal degree by July 1, 2023 in order to be eligible for the fellowship.
Interested scholars should first complete an application in Workday, then submit supplemental information via this Google Form. Applications are not considered complete, and will not be reviewed, until a candidate's information is submitted via Workday and Google Form.
Consistent with the University’s current labor agreement, fellowship appointments are for a single, non-renewable two-year period. Fellows demonstrating superior performance will be given priority consideration for appointment to a tenure-track faculty position at Kean at the close of the fellowship period.
Fellows for the 2023-2024 Academic Year will receive an annual salary starting at approximately $69,098 (with an anticipated 2% increase shortly after the start of the Academic Year). Additionally, each fellow will receive an annual stipend to support their scholarship and related academic pursuits. A comprehensive benefits package is included. Fellows are covered by a collective bargaining agreement, and may have access to additional benefits through their union.