Postdoctoral Fellowship in Program Design and Student Mentoring
Johns Hopkins University Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
United States

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Program Design and Student Mentoring

Requisition #: A-83306-3

Status: Full Time

Type: Faculty

School: Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Department/Program: KSAS Office of the Dean

Location City: Baltimore

Location State: MD

Location Zip Code: 21218

Closing Date: Open until filled

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General Description

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Program Design and Student Mentoring

Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity

Johns Hopkins University

The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity (URSCA) seeks applicants for a one-year, renewable, postdoctoral fellowship. URSCA manages both internal and external (visiting) research programs for undergraduates and offers year-round programming in research skill development and graduate admissions. The office also houses the Humanities Collaboratory and organizes the Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium. The fellow will report to the Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Research in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and will work closely with students and staff across multiple divisions of the University to promote undergraduate research.

Duties will include providing student support, building partnerships with Maryland community colleges, and implementing summer research programming and instruction, focusing on the role of the humanities in the context of independent student research and Ph.D. career development. The fellow will participate in all activities associated with student development and training; they will design and lead a series of research training workshops, and perform other duties as assigned. They will also work as an investigator studying the performance of the "Humanities Collaboratory" at Johns Hopkins. The fellow will also be trained in budget creation and management.

Our undergraduate research operations are currently virtual through summer 2021, but in person responsibilities may resume after that depending on COVID-19 developments.


The successful candidate will have:

  1. Defended a PhD in history, philosophy, literature, or another humanities field by June 31, 2021.
  2. A proven record of interdisciplinary scholarship in the humanities
  3. Experience teaching and mentoring university students
  4. Excellent organizational skills
  5. Demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of obstacles facing students underrepresented in higher education.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit: (a) a cover letter that addresses your interest in the responsibilities outlined in this position and yours goals in training for administrative and advising roles; (b) a CV; (c) a one-page statement of teaching and mentoring philosophy; and (d) the names and contact information for three references, who may be prompted to provide letters after initial review of cover letter, sample, and CV.

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The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity for its faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristic. The university is committed to providing qualified individuals access to all academic and employment programs, benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability, performance and merit without regard to personal factors that are irrelevant to the program involved.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

  • During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.
  • The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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