Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (CPFP) offers postdoctoral research fellowships and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California.

UCLA awards CPFP fellowships each year. The program is administered in parallel with the UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (PPFP). To be considered for a CPFP fellowship, all interested candidates MUST first apply to PPFP; fellows will be selected from the same pool of applicants who identified mentors at UCLA. Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellows receive the same benefits, mentoring, and terms of appointment as the President’s Postdoctoral Fellows, including eligibility for the hiring incentive for tenure-track faculty appointments.

The UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is now accepting applications for 2017-18. The deadline to apply is November 1, 2016. For more information click here.

Criteria: Qualified scholars who will contribute to diversity in higher education through their teaching, research or service and who will have a doctorate awarded by the start of the appointment on 7/1/2017.

Award: $47,844 starting salary, depending on the field of study and level of experience, plus benefits and up to $5,000 for research‐related and program travel expenses. Each award is for a minimum of 12-months and may be renewable for an additional term upon demonstration of academic productivity.

Deadline: November 1, 2016

Contact: Postdoctoral Scholar Services, UCLA Graduate Division, postdoc@grad.ucla.edu or 310-825-3819

Program Description

The Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program offers postdoctoral research fellowships and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to the diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California. The contributions to diversity may include public service towards increasing equitable access in fields where women and minorities are under-represented. In some fields, the contributions may include research focusing on underserved populations or understanding inequalities related to race, gender, disability or LGBT. The program is seeking applicants with the potential to bring to their academic and research careers the critical perspective that comes from their non-traditional educational background or understanding of the experiences of members of groups historically underrepresented in higher education in the United States.

Eligibility

Eligible applicants must hold or receive a Ph.D. from an accredited university by the start of the appointment. Those with terminal degrees in their field (JD, MD, MFA or EdD) may also apply, as long as they are preparing for a career in university teaching and research.

Successful applicants must present documents demonstrating that they are legally authorized to work in the United States. Visa sponsorship and work authorization is possible for successful applicants, a process which would be managed by the International Students and Scholars Office with the support of the UC faculty mentor on their home campus. Individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are encouraged to apply.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexuality, gender identity, national origin, ethnicity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Please see frequently asked questions for additional information on eligibility.

Expectations

Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to 1) focus full-time on research and avoid other commitments such as teaching as outlined in the teaching Guidelines for UC President’s Post-doctoral Fellows, 2) meet regularly with assigned faculty mentors, 3) attend annual academic retreat.

Application Process

Recipients of the UCLA Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (CPFP) for 2017-2018 will be selected from the pool of applicants who submitted applications to the 2017-2018 UC Presidents’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (PPFP) and identified mentors at UCLA. All applicants who want to be considered for a CPFP fellowship should submit an application to PPFP by November 1, 2016. The mentor’s letter should address the department’s future hiring plans and the applicant’s potential for appointment at UCLA.

For information on the PPFP application process and to apply online, visit http://ppfp.ucop.edu/info/how-to-apply/index.html.

Faculty Hiring Incentive

Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship recipients are eligible for a hiring incentive program for faculty appointments at any of the 10 University of California campuses.