Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The University of Minnesota School of Nursing is seeking applicants for the Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. This is a two-year position starting with an initial, renewable 12-month appointment. Fellows who successfully complete the program will be invited to apply for a tenure track faculty position in the School of Nursing.

As a participant in the University of Minnesota’s Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, the School of Nursing seeks applicants whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity in nursing and higher education. Our goal is to recruit diverse applicants who may be considered for tenure-track positions in the School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota. We are interested in scholars with the potential to bring perspectives that come from their educational background or understanding of the experiences of groups historically underrepresented in higher education to their research and teaching. 

Program Details

Postdoctoral Associates will conduct research and engage in a structured program that provides development of career skills under the mentorship of a School of Nursing faculty member. President's Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to (1) establish residence and participate in academic life in their host department, (2) focus full-time on research and professional development, (3) meet regularly with their faculty mentor, and (4) attend the PPFP professional development programs.

The fellowship provides a competitive salary with benefits including health insurance and paid vacation/sick leave, research and professional travel funds, administered jointly between the School of Nursing and the UMN PPFP.

How to Apply

Application materials are due in November each year. Applications require the sponsorship of a tenured faculty member in the School of Nursing who will serve as a primary mentor. Prospective applicants are encouraged to explore the UMN SoN website to identify a potential mentor and establish contact prior to applying to the program to ensure a match between the research interests and goals of the applicant and the potential mentor. 


For more information about the President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program:

Contact Wendy Looman at for more information about this opportunity in the School of Nursing.