Postdoctoral Fellowship in Integrative Biology

University of Texas Austin College of Natural Sciences

United States


What starts at UT Austin changes the world.

At UT Austin, we are committed to building a vibrant interdisciplinary community of scholars. If you are an early career researcher, postdoctoral fellow or graduating PhD student interested in pursuing an independent academic career, the UT Austin Provost’s Early Career program could be ideal for you.

This training program is designed to allow you to develop and pursue research and teaching topics upon which you can build a future academic career. Join a broad community committed to fostering your independent career growth in research, teaching, and scholarship. The program will enable you to build a network of emerging scholars like yourself and benefit from the mentorship of top faculty in your field.

As a Provost’s Early Career Fellow, you will join an energetic community of other incoming fellows training in different departments across the university.  In the Department of Integrative Biology, we have designed a 2-year program where you will be mentored in all the different dimensions that make an assistant tenure- track professor successful. Research focus for our program this year is in the areas of evolution, ecology, behavior, genomics, and/or computational biology, focused specifically on candidates whose research supports diverse and underserved communities and/or who have a strong record of improving the diversity of their academic communities. 

During year 1, we will support Fellows in the establishment of their research program at UT, the formation of individual development and career plans, and the creation of professional networks both within the Department and nationally. During year 2, we will continue to support research, individual development, and networking goals, and will additionally provide mentorship tailored to initiate a successful faculty position.  Throughout the duration of the program, Fellows will also participate in university-wide training provided by the Provost’s Office to further develop the skills to build a unique research and teaching portfolio.

The funding package that Fellows receive includes a competitive stipend, fringe benefits, relocation funds, travel funds, and discretionary funds to enable a high-impact and inclusive research program.


Applicants must be awarded Ph.D prior to start of the Fellowship and are eligible for the fellowship within 5 years of their Ph.D.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit the following items via Interfolio at i) a cover letter with contact information, (ii) a CV, (iii) a research statement, (iv) a diversity statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service, (v) up to 5 reprints/preprints in one pdf document, and (vi) names of three individuals who will write letters of recommendation. Note that letters are not required for initial consideration; candidates will be notified if letters are needed. Applications received prior to February 6 will be assured of full consideration. For additional information about the department, see We are a vibrant and inclusive community, and we seek candidates who are interested in contributing to diversity and equal opportunity within higher education.

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