Academic Pathways: An Initiative For Academic Diversity
The Academic Pathways program is designed to prepare recently graduated doctoral students (Ph.D., Ed.D., etc.) and/or a law degree (J.D.) for competitive academic careers. The need is particularly acute to develop faculty candidates who come from diverse racial, ethnic and other backgrounds and experiences, as differing experiences, views and perspectives are of exceptional value for academic institutions in their research and educational roles.
Academic institutions, including Vanderbilt, have made great strides in recruiting and training undergraduate and graduate students coming from diverse groups that are underrepresented in the educational arena. Institutions have been less successful in attracting these students into postdoctoral training positions, and the challenge becomes particularly acute at the transition to the faculty level. To continue to make strides on our campus in the education of the best and brightest students from all backgrounds and settings, and to embrace the diversity that makes Vanderbilt a leader in research and scholarship and a unique training environment for the next generation of thinkers and scholars, we must support the career development of future academics that reflect the diversity of our society.
Areas of Training
The Academic Pathways program is open to all programs of study within the College of Arts & Science, Owen Graduate School of Management, Peabody College of Education and Human Development, School of Divinity, School of Engineering, School of Law, and School of Medicine.
Academic Pathways Fellows will receive an annual stipend of $60,000 for two to three years (depending on academic discipline) along with benefits, travel funding, and a research allowance.
For questions and additional information regarding Academic Pathways, contact Clare McCabe, Associate Dean of the Graduate School and Director of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, or Irene McKirgan, Program Manager of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.
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