Provost’s Early Career Fellowship in Healthcare Disparities

The University of Texas at Austin | Academic | Austin, Texas
Provost’s Early Career Fellowship in Healthcare Disparities, Department of Biomedical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin

If you are an early career researcher, postdoctoral fellow, or graduating PhD student interested in pursuing an independent academic career, the UT Austin Provost’s Early Career program could be ideal for you. This training program is designed to allow you to develop and pursue research and teaching topics upon which you can build a future academic career. Join a broad community committed to fostering your independent career growth in research, teaching, and scholarship. The program will enable you to build a network of emerging scholars like yourself and benefit from the mentorship of top faculty in your field. As a Provost’s Early Career Fellow, you will join an energetic community of other incoming fellows training in different departments across the university. In Biomedical Engineering, we have designed a 3-year program where you will be mentored in all the different dimensions that make a tenure-track, assistant professor successful. A major research focus for our program this year is health and healthcare disparities, particularly in the core strengths of our program in cardiovascular systems, cancer, and regenerative medicine. Fellows selected for this 3-year program will receive a competitive stipend, fringe benefits, relocation funds, travel funds, and discretionary research funds.

Required qualifications include a doctorate in engineering or a related field by June 1, 2021, demonstrated research excellence in biomedical research, and commitment to a career in teaching and research  at the college or university level. Interested persons should include a cover letter expressing interest and stating the position for which applying; 1) a statement summarizing past contributions to and future plans for promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (1 page); 2) a research proposal for the postdoctoral training program (2 pages); 3) a statement of professional and teaching goals (1 page); 4) a detailed curriculum vitae (CV) including academic and professional experience; and 5) at least three confidentially submitted references via the Interfolio portal. A full description of the application instructions and  and guidelines for application statements is provided here: Applications received before January 31, 2021 will be given priority review.