Job ID: 173362

Equity in Action Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship, Office of the President

Kean University

  • Nov. 24, 2021
  • Equity in Action Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship, Office of the President
  • Kean University
    Union, NJ
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Social Sciences - General

External Applicant Instructions

  • Please upload your resume/CV for automatic population of information to your Kean application.
  • Your contact information, work experience and education will be automatically filled in. Please review all fields – you will need to verify that the data is accurate.
  • In the "My Experience" section, you will find a resume/CV upload option where you can submit your cover letter and any other supporting documents you may wish to submit.

Office of the President

Equity in Action Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship

Kean University is a world-class, vibrant and diverse institution offering more than 50 undergraduate majors, 60-plus graduate options and six doctoral degree programs. Kean distinguishes itself through excellence in academics, strategic investments in both research and cultural facilities and initiatives and a commitment to the success of every student. Dedicated to preparing students for rewarding careers, lifelong learning and fulfilling lives, Kean offers a broad range of disciplines, the expertise of a diverse and world-savvy faculty and a student-centered learning environment and campus community. The University sits on three adjoining campus sites in Union County, New Jersey covering 180 acres, two miles from Newark Liberty International Airport and thirty minutes from New York City, with additional locations in Ocean County, New Jersey – Kean Ocean and Jefferson Township, New Jersey – Kean Skylands. Kean University also operates a unique, additional location in Wenzhou, China.

Equity in Action Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship is designed to increase the diversity of Kean University’s faculty.  Kean seeks to attract promising researchers, clinicians, and educators from different backgrounds, races, ethnic groups, and other diverse populations whose life experiences, research experiences, and employment backgrounds will contribute significantly to Kean’s academic mission and enhance the environment and learning opportunities for all Kean students.

Kean is seeking scholars who reflect the rich diversity of our student body, whether based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexuality, gender, neurodiversity, disability, or otherwise. There are two ways you can contribute meaningfully to our mission to advance equity as a fellow: by virtue of your personal identity, or through scholarship explicitly focused on advancing equity, expanding access to those historically excluded from the academy, and promoting a sense of belonging for all.

Fellowships may be awarded for postdoctoral training in any field of study at Kean. Successful candidates will receive a two-year Lecturer appointment with a reduced course load designed to provide ample opportunities for highly mentored scholarly and research training.

For the second cohort of Equity in Action fellows, we are specifically seeking:

These priorities are based on data analysis, student feedback, self-reflection, and holistic needs assessments by each college, program, and department. Despite these priority areas, all outstanding scholars are encouraged to apply.

For the 2022-2023 Academic Year, Kean seeks applications from scholars from a wide range of academic disciplines to serve as fellows in any of the University’s current academic programs. Applicants must have completed either a doctoral program, dissertation defense or earned a terminal degree by July 1, 2022.

Consistent with the University’s current labor agreement, fellowship appointments are for a single, non-renewable two-year period. Fellows demonstrating superior performance will be given priority consideration for appointment to a tenure-track faculty position at Kean at the close of the fellowship period.    

Fellows for the 2022-2023 Academic Year will receive an annual salary starting at approximately $67,000 (with an anticipated 2% increase shortly after the start of the Academic Year). Additionally, each fellow will receive an annual stipend to support their scholarship and related academic pursuits. Faculty housing may be available to fellows to rent, depending on availability. A comprehensive benefits package is included. Fellows are covered by a collective bargaining agreement, and may have access to additional benefits through their union.

Please submit your curriculum vitae. In addition, all applicants are required to complete this Form which includes supplemental information for their application. Official transcripts for all degrees are required before appointment. 

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on an on-going basis through February 1, 2022. Interviews and offers will be made through April 1, 2022. Start dates will be late August to early September, 2022. The University’s Equity in Action Fellowship Advisory Committee will determine the distribution of fellows across academic programs based on strength of individual applications, the composition of the applicant pool, and ongoing assessment of institutional need.

For more information on the

  • Equity in Action Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship *and a note from our President, Dr. Lamont O. Repollet, please visit this

Attention current Kean University employees (including part-time Student Assistants, Graduate Assistants, Academic Specialists and Adjuncts): Please apply via the internal career site to ensure consideration as an internal candidate. To apply internally, please log into your Workday account and select the Career icon on your homepage to view available positions.

Additional Information
As a condition of employment, external candidates are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to their start date. If you are unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for medical or religious reasons, or reasons related to a current pregnancy, you may submit a request for an exemption.  If you are approved for an exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement, you will be required to wear a mask while indoors on campus and you will be required to be tested for COVID-19 by the University on a regular schedule.
Kean University complies with the Jersey First Act (Senate Bill No. 1730, P.L. 2011, Chapter 70). Any individual newly hired by Kean University will be required to abide by this law and establish a principal residence in New Jersey. New employees will have a full 365 days to establish such residence, from the effective date of hire.
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Diversity & Non-Discrimination Statement
Kean University is committed to establishing and maintaining a diverse campus community through inclusive excellence and equal opportunity.  Kean’s commitment to access and equity is designed to prepare each graduate to not only thrive, but climb higher in a diverse world.  As an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution we work to support a campus-wide agenda to foster a community that both values and promotes the diversity and equity of all students, faculty, staff, administrators, and beyond.

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