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This premier web portal on the minority postdoctoral experience features news, articles, resources, and events about jobs, career advice, professional development, funding, fellowships, mentoring, and diversity issues…(Read more).


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DiverseScholar Exec. Director wins NCWIT Competition!

DiverseScholar Executive Director Alberto Roca 5-minute flash talk won at the Flash Tank at the 2016 Summit of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT). Dr. Roca’s presentation Create the NCWIT Summit Student Newsroom to Save Tech Journalism is based on his experience directing the Science Communication Diversity Fellowships, participating in blogging/journalism diversity events, and authoring a chapter on Using Social Media to Diversify Science. His 2015 flash talk was on Increasing Ethnic and Gender Diversity in Open Source Communities.


Spring Talks: Promoting Postdocs for Faculty Diversity

We’re on the road speaking at three conferences to promote minority postdocs as the solution to diversify faculty ranks.

Editor, Alberto I. Roca, will be speaking about MinorityPostdoc.org as a targeted marketing site as well as our Doctoral Directory for proactive outreach to connect with faculty candidates. He will present data about the alumni outcomes from the first cohort of Directory members (presentation below). DiverseScholar Board representative, Sibby Anderson-Thompkins, will describe the successful 30+ year-old Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity.


Jobs & Other Opportunity Advertisements

MinorityPostdoc.org is a niche marketing site with a diverse readership. The Job listings page has a complete roster of institutions who are reaching out to expand the diversity of their candidate applicant pools for professional/faculty or graduate/postdoc positions. Below is a subset of our advertisers; and, we post the latest openings in the announcements section above at the top of every website page. Advertisers can request ad rate info by contacting us at


Diversity chapter in Science Blogging: The Essential Guide

MinorityPostdoc.org editor, Alberto I. Roca, has a chapter in the book Science Blogging: The Essential Guide. Roca’s chapter on diversity is titled “Communicate to Consummate, else Capitulate: Minorities & Allies Using Social Media to Diversify Science.” Learn more from the online Resources page. This book edited by C. Wilcox, B. Bethany, and J.G. Goldman will be released in March. This is the book description from publisher Yale University Press:
“Here is the essential how-to guide for communicating scientific research and discoveries online, ideal for journalists, researchers, and public information officers looking to reach a wide lay audience. Drawing on the cumulative experience of twenty-seven of the greatest minds in scientific communication, this invaluable handbook targets the specific questions and concerns of the scientific community, offering help in a wide range of digital areas, including blogging, creating podcasts, tweeting, and more. With step-by-step guidance and one-stop expertise, this is the book every scientist, science writer, and practitioner needs to approach the Wild West of the Web with knowledge and confidence.”


Partnership with Higher Education Recruitment Consortium

DiverseScholar announces a mutual partnership with the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) — a non-profit consortium of over 650 colleges, universities, hospitals, research labs, government agencies, and related non- and for-profit organizations. Consortium members share a commitment to hiring the most diverse and talented faculty, staff, and executives. DiverseScholar and HERC will cross-promote each other’s services to their respective communities. DiverseScholar will also be offerring discounts on its services to HERC members.


Original Articles

A selection of our original published articles are below — now updated with the writings from the 2015 DiverseScholar NASW Diversity Travel Fellows. See the entire archive here. Submit article ideas by contacting us at .

Satellites: Coming Soon to a Lab Near You

How Technology Designers Will Dictate Our Civic Future

Black Journalists Pitch Their Stories to Advance Science

Is America Latina Present in Science Journalism?

Missed Opportunities for Inclusion at ScienceWriters 2015

Sara Seager’s Search for Distant Habitable Worlds

Sexism in Science Reporting: a 2014 Timeline

Opportunities in Open Source at the Tapia Conference

Science Inequality in the News: Avoiding Dangerous Gender Narratives in STEM

Applying “Diversity in Science Writing” to Native Journalists

AAC&U Keynote Addresses Student Identity and the STEM “Push-Out Culture”

What Science Writers Are Doing About That Diversity Problem

Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting for Indian Country

Engaging the Science-Poor

Hispanic Audiences and Diversity in Science Journalism

A Tough Newsroom Discussion: Why Diversity Is Needed In Science Journalism

A Generational Perspective on Mentoring


DiverseScholar Doctoral Directory for Recruiting

Our Doctoral Directory is available to help institutions diversify their job candidate pools. Read summary demographic information about the Directory. Learn about our Institutional Subscription packages for access to the online and print versions of the Doctoral Directory.

See images below from the Online and Print Editions.

      


MinorityPostdoc.org Contact List has 1,100 Emails!

Our Monthly Newsletter Contact List has over 1,100 emails! To put that number in perspective, NSF estimates that there are only 2,400 underrepresented minority postdocs in the USA. The word clouds below show the institutions and names present in our email contact list. We keep this list current by removing inactive accounts after each monthly mailing. Read summary demographic information about the Doctoral Directory that is derived from email contact list members who join the CV database. Advertisers, your opportunities are delivered to these diverse readers so request ad rate info by contacting us at

last updated 18-Jun-2016