UNVEIL program

We are excited to invite applicants for a new professional development program at UMass Amherst: UNVEIL: Revealing the hidden curriculum of faculty job application, interviewing and negotiation to contribute to diversifying scientific leadership.

The main goal of this program is to increase diversity among faculty and scientific leadership in the Natural Sciences, with a specific focus on groups under-represented in their fields. The program provides training to early career researchers to help them excel during the application and faculty interview process by exposing admitted fellows to the same components that they will experience during the faculty job process. The program is open to postdoctoral fellows and finishing graduate students residing in North America, with priority given to applicants planning to pursue jobs in the 2023-2024 academic year (see more details on eligibility at the link below). For this first year’s cohort, participating departments are Environmental Conservation, Biology, and Earth, Geographic and Climate Sciences. 

More details on programmatic activities, eligibility, focal sub-fields, and the application can be accessed from this link.

This program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation Divisions of Biological Sciences and Geosciences, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Gilliam Program, the UMass Amherst Office of Equity & Inclusion and Graduate School Office of Professional Development, and the departments of Environmental Conservation, Biology, and Earth, Geographic and Climate Sciences.

We would greatly appreciate your assistance circulating this message to your networks, and any questions about the program can be directed to lkomoroske@umass.edu.