[Sabbatical] The postdoctoral program is rebuilding for the future. We are working on sustainable endowments, networking with regional universities, and strengthening our bond with UW.
We recognize and appreciate the importance of the work of past and current postdoctoral fellows and the ways they have enriched our campus community through cutting-edge scholarship, teaching, and mentorship. We are privileged to have the crème de la crème of faculty of color graduates from the University of Washington and expect to continue to attract such faculty in 2021-2022.
[RESUME] We will return the academic year 2021-2022, renewed, and ready to serve new candidates!
Academic departments in the College of Arts and Sciences at Gonzaga University apply to host a postdoctoral fellow. The departments selected to host will participate in the process of choosing the fellow. Each hosting department identifies a member to be a mentor to the fellow during their first year.
- Receive two consecutive one-year appointments (effectively a two-year appointment to the postdoc)
- Go through a practice reappointment process during their first year in which they will receive developmental feedback from teaching observations.
- Teach a 1-3 or 2-2 load of mixed upper and lower division courses—ideally reserving the upper division offering for the spring so as to ensure successful enrollment numbers
- Present their scholarship in a public manner appropriate for the discipline as decided on by the department and fellow once each academic year
- In their first year, fellows will receive mentoring from designated department member(s) and participate in CTA support programs
- At the start of their second year, fellows identify and select a mentor to work with for the remainder of their time at GU.
- Department mentors will receive training through a CTA workshop
- Have formal and informal meetings with the Chief Diversity Officer
- Meet with the postdoc coordinator(s) and their cohort members monthly for peer mentoring and support
- Are paid as faculty members and receive benefits
"The GU community has challenged me to work hard in becoming a better instructor and scholar every day. I found great collaborative spaces, and being able to contribute to those spaces has made this one of the best academic and processional experiences of my life."
— Dr. Noralis Rodriguez-Coss