Post Doctoral Research Fellow in Academic Administration

Job Description

Posted 10/8/13: The University of Maryland, Baltimore Office of Academic Affairs seeks an ambitious Post Doctoral Research Fellow with a demonstrated knowledge and interest in higher education and academic administration. The Office of Academic Affairs includes the Graduate School, Campus Life Services, the Health Sciences and Human Service Library (HS/HSL), the Research Integrity Office, and the Geriatrics and Gerontology Education and Research Program (GGEAR).  The Office of Academic Affairs is also the point of contact with the University System of Maryland (USM) and, through USM, other regulatory and legislative bodies on issues related to faculty affairs, student affairs and academic policy.

The Research Fellow will report to the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Deputy Dean of the Graduate School and work closely with the Assistant Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs to design, initiate, and conduct academic research.   Research may include topics in service learning, professional education, teaching pedagogy, and academic collaborations among other topics.  It is expected that the Fellow will have an opportunity to have co-authorship on research findings in one or more peer-reviewed journals by the conclusion of the program.

Through one-on-one mentorship from senior leaders in Academic and Student Affairs, the Fellow will receive relevant training and experience in academic administration, research, and scholarship.  Additionally, the Fellow will attend meetings with University administration and perform special projects as needed.  This Fellowship is meant to prepare a highly qualified individual for a career in higher education administration, scholarship, and/or research.  The appointment term is for one year, beginning January 5, 2014 with the opportunity to renew each year at the end of the term for up to three additional years.

The Fellow should have a strong interest higher education and academic administration.   The Fellow should come prepared to design, initiate, and perform cross-section and longitudinal studies.   In addition, the Fellow will analyze research data and should have some proficiency in both quantitative and qualitative analysis.   The Fellow will compose publishable manuscripts, participate in meetings with University Administration,  and perform special projects as needed.   The Fellow should come prepared with an advanced degree (Ed.D, Ph.D., J.D. or equivalent) with a concentration in Higher Education from an accredited college or university.  

The Fellow will be compensated between the range of $39,264 and $54,180 based upon qualifications and experience. Appointments of Post Doctoral Fellows are made in accordance with UMB Policy. This trainee position will be eligible for University health insurance options available to employees, annual leave (10 days), sick leave (5 days), personal leave (3 days), holiday pay (8 days), tuition remission, life insurance, and disability insurance.

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