Pathways to the Professoriate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
As part of a continuing commitment to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and advancing scholars from underrepresented groups in higher education, the School of Communication at Northwestern is pleased to announce the Pathways to the Professoriate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, made possible by the Office of the Provost and SoC through the David Mancosh Pathways to the Professoriate Postdoctoral Fellowship Fund. The goal of the program is to transition fellows to faculty members after two years.
Applications accepted in the following departments in the School of Communication at Northwestern: Communication Studies, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Performance Studies, and Radio, Television & Film. Please specify your discipline and department of interest when applying, with an understanding that SoC is particularly interested in fellows who can leverage their specific expertise across one or more communication fields within the School.
$65,000 per calendar year, plus health benefits
$5,000 per year research funds for research expenses, including travel.
$5,000 in moving expenses
Office space and computer
Departmental mentoring and workshops
Offer of a tenure-track position at the end of the fellowship, subject to satisfactory performance
Applicants must have completed their doctoral degree or terminal degree (e.g., MFA, M.M.) in their field within the past five years and no later than September 1,2021. In the event that selected applicants have held tenure-track appointments at other institutions prior to joining this program at Northwestern, this will be taken into account in determining the length of the applicant’s probationary period (“tenure clock”) upon transition to a tenure-track position at Northwestern following this program.
The primary criterion for selection is evidence of scholarship and creative work competitive for a potential tenure track appointment in the School of Communication at Northwestern University
An important secondary criterion is the support of the proposed department to host the fellow.
Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. Northwestern University strongly encourages applications from individuals that have experience, background and/or scholarship that will contribute to the diversity of the SoC community.
Applicants should submit the following:
Cover letter addressed to Mancosh Pathways Postdoctoral Fellowship Committee
A statement of research plans (1-3 pages)
A Contribution to Diversity Statement articulating why you should be selected for this program (1–3 pages)
Writing samples (e.g., publications, dissertation chapters, no more than 25 pages); Creative scholars should submit a portfolio in lieu of writing sample (e.g., play, screenplay, or a link to a film portfolio)
A contact list of three recommenders, including the applicant’s dissertation or thesis advisor.
All materials must be submitted by February 5, 2021
Finalists will be contacted by Feb 26, 2021 for interviews. Questions may be directed to [email protected]
Please read ALL instructions and make preparations before proceeding to the application page:
Applications will only be accepted via online submission (see link below).
Please prepare all documents in advance as Adobe PDF files, and please be sure all information is entered correctly and accurately (especially names and email addresses), as there will be no opportunity for online revision after your application has been submitted.
Please also prepare a list of names and email addresses for your external academic references; your references will be contacted directly by the online system and invited to upload their letters on your behalf.
All required fields in the application form are marked with an asterisk and must be filled before clicking the “Submit” button.
Be aware that incomplete applications cannot be saved.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 39926
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.