SOM accepting applications for faculty diversity program
The 2023 Rising Star Program to Increase Faculty Diversity is accepting applications through March 16, 2023.
The UNC SOM Rising Star Program aims to increase diversity among SOM faculty members in the basic sciences, with a specific focus on groups historically minoritized in the basic sciences. The groups prioritized for this initiative are African Americans, Hispanic/Latinx Americans, Native Americans, Natives of Hawaii and other Pacific Islands, and Alaska Native.
This program provides training to postdoctoral fellows from these underrepresented groups to help them excel during the faculty interview process by exposing admitted awardees to the same components they will experience during the faculty job interview process. This includes job talks, chalk talks, and multiple one-on-one faculty interviews. Participants will also attend workshops on the faculty environment and negotiating hiring packages. All travel and lodging expenses will be covered by the program, and awardees will receive a $500 honorarium.
This program is sponsored by the Vice Dean for Research at UNC SOM, the Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Gilliam Awards.
The Rising Star Program is open only to postdocs (internal and external postdocs are eligible). Applications are encouraged from individuals belonging to groups that are underrepresented in the basic sciences as listed above.
Learn more and apply at: med.unc.edu.