Advancing excellence through faculty diversity
The UC President's and Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs are designed to provide new scholars with time to focus on research and publishing activities that will enhance their prospects for appointment as a tenure-track faculty member. The terms of the fellowships do not allow teaching without prior approval from the faculty mentor and the program director. It will be approved only if the teaching opportunity appears to serve the fellow’s career development.
The programs may approve teaching commitments under the following circumstances:
- The teaching involves a small, focused course (i.e. an upper division or graduate seminar) that is closely related to the fellow’s area of research;
- The fellow is in a field where teaching is expected to be part of postdoctoral fellowship appointments;
- The fellow has done little teaching and needs to add teaching experience in order to be competitive for tenure-track faculty appointments.
All requests to teach must be submitted for approval to the faculty mentor and then to the fellowship program office for approval. Requests should include course number and description, a statement of how participating in this teaching activity advances the goals of the fellow’s career, the nature of the teaching appointment, including details of compensation and appointment, and include documentation of past teaching activity. Requests to the program office may be made by email to:email@example.com