Postdoctoral Diversity Teaching Fellowships

The program was developed to promote diversity at Massachusetts Maritime Academy in our faculty population by creating a potential pipeline as access for underrepresented individuals to gain teaching experience and, potentially, full time appointments.  The program also aims to enhance the growth and awareness of MMA students by exposing them to greater diversity of thought and scholarship.  These fellowships will enhance the academic careers of scholars who have recently received their Ph.D. degrees and are at the early stages of their careers.

These fellowships will enhance the academic careers of scholars who have recently received their Ph.D. degrees and are at the early stages of their careers. The program also potentially benefits the Academy by introducing and complementing existing curricula with underrepresented fields. 

Responsibilities:
The term of appointment will be for one year with opportunity for extension. Selected candidates will have a three-quarter teaching load and a one-quarter non-teaching assignment.  Applicants may bring existing research to campus or be assigned duties relevant to their interest that coincide with the needs of the Academy.  

Compensation and Resources:

  • Teaching Stipend (9 credits): $14,004/semester (based on $1556 /credit and subject to contractual increases)
  • Corollary Duties or Research Stipend: $5000 /semester (project either based on the candidate’s proposal or an assigned research project with either the hosting faculty department or the Office of Institutional Effectiveness or other area of interest). 
  • Room & Board: housing in dormitory apartment (or at Beachmoor) and all-access dining card for campus dining hall.
  • Travel Expenses: $500/semester to cover cost of travel to temporarily relocate for the semester.
  • Total Compensated Benefit per Semester: $19,504.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • All citizens, nationals and permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card) of the United States, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation.
  • Applicants for the 2016–2017 academic year must have completed a Ph.D. degree within the last five (5) years. Candidates who do not yet hold the degree, but expect to by June 30, 2016, should supply a letter from their home institution indicating that the applicant is expected to receive the degree before September 1, 2016.

Application and Process:

Now accepting rolling applications.  Priority consideration for upcoming semester.  Questions should be directed to Elizabeth Benway, Dean of Human Resources at postdoc@maritime.edu or phone (508) 830-5086.

Selection Criteria:

  • Potential contribution to broadening diversity on campus and in the classroom through personal background and experience. 
  • Evidence of sustained personal engagement with communities that are underrepresented in colleges and universities. 
  • Candidates must, at minimum, meet the qualifications of an Instructor in the department in which they are assigned. 
  • Evidence of superior academic achievement. 
  • Commitment to a career in teaching at the collegiate level.