Postdoctoral Diversity and Innovation Scholars


Welcome to the University of New Hampshire (UNH) and to the Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Engagement and Faculty Development—home to the Postdoctoral Diversity and Innovation Scholars program. 

The program is a high-profile initiative designed to increase the diversity of UNH's faculty, which is inextricably linked to academic excellence and student success. This program opens a pathway to the professoriate for highly talented, underrepresented postdoctoral scholars. The UNH program is informed by best practices of established programs to increase faculty excellence and diversity including those at UNC-Chapel Hill, Howard University, University of Maryland - Baltimore County and Virginia Commonwealth University.

UNH is exceptionally poised to provide a unique two-year professional development experience tailored to the needs of our postdoctoral scholars. Our professional development model includes nationally recognized faculty development programs, such as the summer-long UNH Writing Academy and the semester-long UNH Research and Engagement Academy, and personalized experiences, such as ongoing mentored research experience, a scholarly coach for individualized professional development, and a mentoring network. 

As part of these Academies, scholars will be provided resources to visit federal agencies with their cohort and participate in monthly cohort-based experiences with experts and leaders across the campus and nationally. In addition, scholars will gain access to workshops on teaching and learning offered by the Center for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching and Learning.

This suite of experiences will prepare scholars to apply for subsequent tenure-track faculty positions.