Does anyone know anything about the Univ of Michigan diversity postdoc program? It says that "Pending a positive review during the second year of the post-doctoral period, the fellow will be invited to move into a tenure track assistant professor position." How often does this actually happen? It seems that they wouldn't be able to hire a new faculty member every single year just through this mechanism, right? So does it funnel down quickly at that point? Or perhaps they do hire people but don't tenure many of them and that is where the funneling happens?
Date: 08 Jul 2016 18:07
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I know that one of their two current diversity fellows was hired as a faculty this year and had heard that this is their general intent. Their website says they have 6 new faculty starting this year so maybe it's not too unreasonable if one is through this mechanism every cycle.
Wow, that is a lot of new hires! So I guess my assumptions may have been unfounded. Thanks for the info. I would love to hear from anyone who has done this post doc, or knows more about how many people actually get tenure-track offers.
Believe me, they have a high intent of giving the tenure track position if they're hiring you in the first place. They're really looking for amazing people to fit the spot. Given that, it's highly competitive to even get selected for the spot. Michigan is an amazing place to be! Best of luck!
Does anyone know of other schools that are also doing this track?
This is not in regards to the Diversity Postdoc at U Mich, but the Weinberg Cognitive Postdoc/Teaching Fellow position. Does anyone know of the status of that positions. Sounds like it is a similar mechanism, just specifically for their Cognitive research group. You would think that the searches would be on the same timeline, but maybe not.