College of Arts, Sciences & Education postdoctoral scholars will work with a mentor/scholar of their choice who is a faculty member in one of the college's departments. Scholars are expected to engage in research that advances the research priority areas of FIU and will have the opportunity to be affiliated with preeminent programs and centers.
As part of the application, a faculty mentor will submit a statement of support and a one-page mentoring plan indicating how they intend to guide the career development of the postdoctoral fellow.
Mentors will be expected to help the scholar develop an Individual Development Plan and provide an annual review of the performance and progress of the postdoctoral scholar’s activities in accordance with the expectations and responsibilities of postdoctoral scholar mentors, as laid out by FIU’s Office of Postdoctoral Services.
While the primary focus for the postdoctoral scholars will be to conduct scholarly activities and research, they will also be expected to interact with graduate students, participate in outreach efforts and submit competitive research proposals where appropriate. The postdoctoral scholars will have the opportunity to teach if desired and will also be able to interact with faculty from across the college as well as additional FIU faculty and external partners affiliated with the university.
Appointments will have a term of one year starting in Fall 2022. A second-year renewal will be contingent upon accomplishments over the past year and require a recommendation from the mentor. In addition to salary, the scholar will receive benefits plus a discretionary fund of up to $5,000/year for research and travel expenditures. Candidates will be selected based on demonstration of scholarly promise and potential future impact on their respective field of study. Candidates must have obtained a Ph.D. from their home institution by August 22, 2022, before the start of their appointment.