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Postdoctoral to Faculty Transition Fellowship (PFT) Program

The Office of Scientific Training, Workforce Development and Diversity (STWD), in collaboration
with the Office of the President, the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Vice President
for Research
, is pleased to announce the Postdoctoral to Faculty Transition Fellowship (PFT)
program, a major initiative to foster a diverse academic environment by encouraging and
supporting promising scholars studying urban disparities in science, technology, engineering
and mathematics (STEM) and biomedical science disciplines to launch their academic careers at
our institution.

WSU is seeking recent or upcoming Ph.D. recipients as postdoctoral fellows for three-year
appointments beginning Sept. 1, 2017
(students who anticipate defending their dissertations
by Sept. 1, 2017 may apply). Fellows will receive stipends 20 percent above National Research
Service Award levels, plus excellent benefits. They will work with faculty mentors, participate in
learning communities and receive funding for two national conferences for every appointment
year. Fellows who obtain external grants during their postdocs will be considered for tenuretrack
appointments at WSU with competitive compensation and startup packages.

Our goal is to build a strong pool of early-career, urban disparity scholars who will contribute to
academic excellence and diversity in keeping with Wayne State's mission to create and
advance knowledge, prepare a diverse study body to thrive, and positively impact local and
global communities.

WSU is one of the 50 largest public universities in the nation and has received the Carnegie
Foundation's highest classifications for research and community engagement, with annual
research expenditures of more than $218 million. WSU is a member of the University Research
Corridor along with the University of Michigan and Michigan State University, generating 95
percent of research in the state and supporting economic growth throughout Michigan. As one
of Detroit's largest employers, WSU is a driving force behind the city's resurgence and economic

The deadline for application submissions is April 15, 2017.