Early Career Cohort Fellowships
University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
March 24, 2024
Post date: March 24, 2023

Early Career Cohort Fellowships
The University of Texas at Austin: LBJ School of Public Affairs

Location: Austin, TX
Open Date: Aug 26, 2022

One of the nation's top ten programs in public affairs, the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs (LBJ School) at The University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin) invites applications for a two-year Early Career Cohort Fellowship to begin Fall 2023 (August 2023 start date). The LBJ School comprises more than 40 faculty members and approximately 300 graduate students, and offers multi-disciplinary curricula leading to the degrees of Master of Public Affairs, Master of Global Policy Studies, and Ph.D. in Public Policy.

The ideal fellow is a newly minted Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow, or an assistant professor committed to an academic career in public policy focused upon one or more of the following policy domains: Civil Rights; Voting Rights, Political Organization, and Action; Criminal Justice & Drug Policy; Online Policies Related to Privacy, Hate Speech, Political Polarization, Discrimination and Bias Online; Family & Children; Housing & Homelessness; Immigration & Migration; Jobs and Labor Policy, Inequalities, and Stratification; and Social & Welfare Policy. The appointee's research will have direct relevance to public policy.

The LBJ School will provide fellows with the mentorship, research support, skills training, professionalization opportunities and financial resources needed to develop successfully as academic professionals. Throughout the duration of the program, the Fellow will be provided with robust mentorship from LBJ and external faculty members. The Fellow will also participate in university-wide training provided by UT-Austin's Provost's Office to further develop the skills to build a unique research and teaching portfolio.

The Fellow will teach one course per year for each of the two years in residence. They will be expected to devote the remainder of their time to producing peer-reviewed research, as well as potentially advising graduate students in their field.

Compensation: This is a two-year position with a competitive stipend and benefits package. The Fellow will receive a stipend of $85,000 and a competitive start-up package for research, discretionary funds to support workshops and attendance at conferences, and relocation support. Additional financial support may be provided for field research and research materials.

A Ph.D. is required. ABD candidates will be considered if the doctoral degree will be complete by the time of employment. Experience in college teaching and evidence of scholarship or scholarly potential is required.

The candidate will be selected based upon their potential to conduct rigorous, policy-relevant research related to the above goals, and their promise as future faculty members.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.v

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Application Instructions 

Application Instructions
Interested candidates can submit their cover letter, CV, statement of teaching, three letters of reference, and job market paper via Interfolio. Questions about the position can be directed to Taya Kitaysky at taya.kitaysky@austin.utexas.edu

The search committee will begin considering applications on March 20, 2023. We will accept applications on a rolling basis through April 15, 2023. Decisions will be made at the end of April 2023.

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