Date published: 9/18/2013

New York University (NYU) is dedicated to ensuring that its scholarly community is ready to compete in a global world and is enriched by individuals reflecting diverse ancestries, perspectives and experiences. Diversity at NYU has historically been broadly defined, encompassing differences across categories of race and ethnicity, gender, age, ability, political belief, economic status,and sexual orientation. NYU recognizes the value of a diverse community in supporting an intellectually challenging and inclusive educational environment. To that end, NYU has created the NYU Postdoctoral and Transition Program for Academic Diversity fellowship program to support promising scholars and educators from different backgrounds, races, ethnic groups, and other under-represented groups whose life experience, research experience, and employment background will contribute significantly to academic excellence at NYU.

Students who are interested in completed the fellowship at NYU are strongly encouraged to apply. If you are interested in working with specific faculty members at NYU, please contact them directly. To learn more about psychology at NYU and faculty interests please go to:


NYU will award up to five in-residence fellowships in 2014. Appointments are for two years and begin September 2014 and end August 2016. Fellows teach a maximum of one course per semester, participate in school and departmental activities, and have mentorship opportunities to prepare them for an academic career.

Compensation and Allowances

Fellows will be appointed as "Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow" and will receive a $40,000 nine-month salary; an annual housing allowance($20,000); a research allowance ($2,000); and reimbursement for one-time relocation fees (up to $3,000). Such compensation will be subject to appropriate taxation. The University also provides a benefits package, including medical and dental coverage.


The fellowship program is open to all areas of study at the University.Individuals who meet one of the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  • Individuals who have completed their dissertation within the last three years or who will have completed their dissertation by September 1, 2014; or
  • Professionals transitioning to academic careers (for those in field for which the doctorate is not the terminal degree)

Application Procedure

Required application materials include (1) a fellowship application; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of research and goals; (4) a personal statement detailing the reasons for applying for the fellowship; (5) three letters of reference from individuals familiar with your scholarly or creative work; and (6) one of the following: a dissertation abstract (postdoctoral applicants); or a statement of how your professional experience prepares you for a faculty position (professionals). Incomplete submissions will not be accepted. Fellowship recipients must provide proof of authorization to work in the United States. Visa sponsorship will not be considered for this Fellowship.

The deadline to submit your completed application is November 18, 2013. To apply, please go to the following URL:

Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
Awards will be announced on or about February 15, 2014.

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