Increase Faculty Diversity

Add four new post-doctoral fellowships in areas that support diversity

To increase the pipeline of faculty from underrepresented groups, Dartmouth will create four new post-doctoral fellowships in areas that support diversity, as identified by faculty and deans. 

Provost/School Deans

Post-doctoral fellows are early-career scholars who have recently finished their doctoral work but who are not yet established in their careers. They add to the life of the College by bringing new ideas and fresh approaches to scholarship, and in turn get the opportunity to solidify their research profile, receive valuable feedback and mentorship from senior scholars, and learn teaching and academic career management skills. Using these fellowships to target faculty from underrepresented groups will enhance Dartmouth's pipeline of scholars to help grow a diverse faculty. 


Faculty and school deans will identify candidates for these postdoctoral fellowships during the spring recruitment season for positions beginning in fall. Departments that wish to host a postdoctoral fellow submit applications to the graduate school. The host department is chosen based on its plan to mentor the fellow, past placement record of fellows and post-docs, and contribution of the research area to inclusive excellence.


These fellowships were established in Fall 2017, with two inaugural scholars appointed Dean's Fellows. Beginning in 2017-2018, each Spring the School of Graduate and Advanced Studies will invite proposals to host postdoctoral scholars, typically awarding one two-year residential postdoctoral position per year. Selected departments and programs will be authorized to search during the following academic year. These fellowships are part of the newly established Provost's Fellowship Program at the School of Graduate and Advanced Studies.