The Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University has created a postdoctoral fellowship program designed to encourage outstanding PhD recipients to pursue academic careers. The fellowship program seeks applicants whose research or creative practice, teaching and service contributes to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education and, in particular, the advancement of women and underrepresented minorities. This program complements and supplements the university-wide President's Post-Doctoral Fellowship program (https://www.cmu.edu/faculty-office/ppfp/).
The Heinz College (http://www.heinz.cmu.edu) is a multi-disciplinary academic unit dedicated to the study of issues that involve people, public policy and information technology. The College, since its founding in 1968 as the School of Urban and Public Affairs, has had a long history of commitment to inclusiveness, made ever more relevant in today's world of technology-driven change.
Applicants who are working in applied microeconomics, statistics, machine learning, data science, operations research, management science, and information systems broadly construed, are encouraged to apply to the program. We offer postdoctoral fellowships and mentoring to scholars whose research or teaching will contribute to diversity at Heinz. Applicants are encouraged to contact faculty at the Heinz College to learn more about research in their area of interest.
The award includes a competitive post-doctoral fellowship with no teaching commitments, and up to $5000 for research-related and program travel expenses. Each award is for a minimum of 12-months and may be renewable for an additional year subject to demonstration of research productivity.
Applicants should have received a Ph.D. within the last two years – or expected by September 2020. We are seeking scholars with the potential to bring to their academic and research careers the critical perspective that comes from their understanding of the experiences of members of groups historically underrepresented in higher education in the United States.
Applications should include a cover letter discussing how your research or teaching will contribute to diversity at Heinz College, a C.V., up to two research papers, and contact information for three professional references. Applications will be reviewed beginning January 16, 2020. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.