Terms of appointment
The College of Pharmacy Collegiate Fellows will receive a starting stipend equivalent to the NIH postdoctoral fellowship scale plus benefits (https://hr.umich.edu/working-u-m/my-employment/academic-human-resources/benefits-postdoctoral-research-fellows), as well as funds for conference and research expenses, for up to three years. During the fellowship, Fellows will devote their time to pursuing their independent research, as well as participate in pedagogical and professional development activities. All Fellows are expected to be in residence during the fellowship and to engage in departmental seminars and related activities. Fellows will also receive career advising from a departmental mentor during their fellowship, including guidance on grant application submission, including the NIH Student Loan Repayment applications.
Each award is for a 12-month period and may begin at any time of the year. A renewal of the fellowship for an additional term may be granted upon demonstration of academic productivity and participation in program events. If an awardee has received an offer for a tenure track faculty position at the time of selection or has other postdoctoral fellowship awards, the fellowship may be awarded for one year, without renewal.
Candidates are to indicate which faculty from our three departments with whom they want to work:
Clinical Pharmacy: https://www.pharmacy.umich.edu/cp/researchlaboratories
Medicinal Chemistry: https://pharmacy.umich.edu/medchem
Pharmaceutical Sciences: https://pharmacy.umich.edu/pharmsci
Please visit this link for a list of participating faculty.
Expectations of Fellows:
Fellows are expected to:
- Be in residence and participate in academic life at the campus of their postdoctoral appointment.
- Meet regularly with your faculty member.
- Attend pedagogical and professional development programs.
Expectations of Faculty Mentors:
College of Pharmacy Collegiate Fellowship mentors will be tenured faculty who will:
- Take an active role in helping the fellow to plan and achieve his or her research goals.
- Take an active role in connecting the fellow with the lab, the community of postdoctoral fellows within the COP and University, and with the COP community as a whole.
- Assist the fellow in establishing a visible presence in the department.
- Facilitate opportunities for the fellow to participate in national and international research meetings.
- Assist the fellow in seeking opportunities to present papers or to interview for faculty positions at UM and beyond.
- Attend the program's professional development activities.
- Make appropriate arrangements for space and other necessary resources.
A complete submission will consist of:
- Application letter/personal statement that includes your requested fellowship start date within Academic Year September 2023 - August 2024 (1-3 pages) and the name(s) of the faculty with whom you would like to work. If you have served in postdoctoral fellowship appointments at any university for over five years or if it has been more than 5 years since you received your PhD or PharmD, include an explanation of your reason for applying for this additional training at this stage in your career.
- Curriculum vitae
- Research proposal that outlines your scholarly work and includes your research plan for the fellowship period (2-3 pages; references, citations, formulas, and graphics do not count toward the page limit).
- Personal statement that outlines your commitment to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in academia, through 1 or more of the following: scholarship/research, teaching/mentoring, service/engagement. There may be some overlap with your research proposal and teaching statements (1-3 pages).
- Teaching statement that describes your teaching philosophy, which may incorporate experience from formal or informal teaching and mentoring opportunities (1-3 pages).
- Dissertation abstract (PhD) or research program proposal (PharmD) of 1 page max.
- Writing sample (1-2 samples; 35 pages maximum. Examples include published or unpublished research paper or dissertation chapter. References, citations, formulas, and graphics do not count toward the page limit).
- Three letters of reference (Letter writers must submit letters within two weeks of application submission)
Fellowships may begin at any time during the academic year.
Review and Selection:
Using a multi-stage review process, applicants will be reviewed according to their potential for success in an academic career and potential to contribute to higher education with regards to diversity, equity, and inclusion in scholarship, and/or teaching, and/or service.
Applications will be reviewed by faculty in the relevant academic department(s)/program(s), as well as a college selection committee and academic dean(s).
The College of Pharmacy Collegiate Fellows program is administered by the College of Pharmacy at the University of Michigan. For any questions related to recruitment, eligibility, technical issues, or program details, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org