The Society Fellows will be initially appointed for two years, receive a stipend corresponding to the NRSA NIH pay scale for postdoctoral fellows. A sum of $10,000 will be placed under the control of the fellow to cover expenses related to attending scientific meetings, training and professional development, and their research endeavors.
At the University of Notre Dame, the Society of Science Fellows is a Postdoctoral Fellowship Program established by the Dean of the College of Science to support highly motivated and accomplished individuals who represent the best of the next generation of scientists. These prestigious fellowships are designed for early stage scientists who are bound for research intensive careers in research universities, institutes or industries. The Society Fellows will be initially appointed for two years, receive a stipend corresponding to the NRSA NIH pay scale for postdoctoral fellows and individualized support from College of Science Director of Postdoctoral Studies. Each fellow will work with the director of postdoctoral studies to identify a suitable primary research mentor from the five departments in the College of Science. Additional co-mentors can also be appointed, and must have an appointment at the University of Notre Dame. The primary research mentor will provide research space and supplies.
Monetary support will be coupled with faculty mentoring, professional development, and networking opportunities. The Society Fellows will have an independent mentoring committee to review their progress and discuss future plans every six months. A sum of $10,000 will be placed under the control of the fellow to cover expenses related to attending scientific meetings, training and professional development, and their research endeavors. The fellow will participate in the College of Science Postdoctoral Training program, a curriculum that enhances our postdoc’s research skills, career development, and social and personal skills, where they will learn how to apply and obtain a job, how to set up an independent laboratory, and develop a short- and long-term plans to be a successful faculty member or scientist. Our goal is to train our postdoctoral fellows through workshops, panel discussions, seminars, and networking opportunities designed to advance lab management skills, grantsmanship, communication, academic and industry career exploration, as well as work/life and cultural considerations throughout the year. Moreover, the fellows will participate in a rigorous grant writing workshop for transition awards and fellowships. The Society Fellows are encouraged to apply for both internal and external funding to continue their research at Notre Dame. The Society Fellows also have opportunities to teach at the University of Notre, Holy Cross College, Saint Mary’s College, or Indiana University South Bend.
Applicants should have successfully completed a doctoral degree granted between December 2020 and December 2022. Earlier dates can be accepted if maternity or paternity leave, or FMLA leave occurred within the past two years.
The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).
About University of Notre Dame, College of Science
The University of Notre Dame was founded in November 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross, a French missionary order. It is located adjacent to South Bend, Indiana, the center of a metropolitan area with a population of more than 315,000. Chartered by the state of Indiana in 1844, the University was governed by the Holy Cross priests until 1967, when governance was transferred to a two-tiered, mixed board of lay and religious trustees and fellows.
Notre Dame has grown from the vision of Father Sorin, who sought to establish a great Catholic university in America, and has remained faithful to both its religious and intellectual traditions. Today, we seek to be an enlightening force for a world deeply in need. Our departments of theology and philosophy are regarded as among the finest in the world while faculty in all departments participate in our mission to ensure that Notre Dame’s Catholic character informs all of our endeavors. From legal scholars who study civil rights and religious liberty, to scientists and engineers who investigate environmental protection, to sociologists who examine religious and ethical practices, Notre Dame c...ontinues to be a place where the Church does its thinking.
One of America’s leading undergraduate teaching institutions, Notre Dame also has been at the forefront in research and scholarship. The aerodynamics of glider flight, the transmission of wireless messages, and the formulae for synthetic rubber were pioneered at the University. Today researchers are achieving breakthroughs in astrophysics, radiation chemistry, environmental sciences, rare and neglected diseases, peace studies, cancer, robotics, and nanoelectronics.
Notre Dame always has been heavily residential, with about four in five undergraduates living on campus. Students come to Notre Dame to learn not only how to think but also how to live, and often the experiences alumni carry from residence hall communities at Notre Dame remain vivid over a lifetime. The University always has attracted scholars who are interested in teaching and scholarship, men and women who know that a Notre Dame education is more than what is taught in classrooms and laboratories.
Notre Dame has a unique spirit. It is traditional, yet open to change. It is dedicated to religious belief no less than to scientific knowledge. It has always stood for values in a world of facts. It has kept faith with Father Sorin’s vision.
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