Recruiting Diverse Ph.D.s

This is the premier web portal for reaching diverse postdocs. Our services help diversify candidate pools for your open employment positions.

Our internal, curated email contact list was created from our own research as well as by aggregating other public diversity talent pools such as the UC President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, Ford Fellows, etc. Recognizing that postdocs turnover frequently, we keep our contact list current with only active email accounts. To have your job description included in the monthly email announcements to our membership database, please see the advertisement rates page.

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Our DiverseScholar Doctoral Directory was created by having postdocs from our email contact list respond to a survey and send us their CV/resume. Demographic information about an earlier Doctoral Directory cohort is below.


From a NSF InfoBrief describing the 2009 national postdoc population, in the Science and Engineering fields, only 44.5% of postdocs were U.S. citizens or permanent residents and only 34.7% were women. Thus, our Doctoral Directory is enriched for domestic (>90%) and female (>60%) postdocs relative to the national pool.

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Discipline %
Biology 55
Social/Behavioral/Economic Science 22
Chemistry 19
Education 13
Engineering 11
Clinical Research 8
Physics & Astronomy 7
Ecology 6
Computer Science 5
Traditional Knowledge 4
Environmental Science 4
Humanities 4
Administration 3
Business 2
Fine Arts 2
Mathematics 1

Note: More than 1 response allowed.

Postdoc's Current Employer Institutions
American Society for Microbiology
Baylor University
Bowdoin College
Brown University
Bucknell University
Carnegie Institution for Science
Case Western Reserve University
Colorado College
Cornell University
DePauw University
Emory University
Harvard University
Illinois Wesleyan University
Jackson State University
Johns Hopkins University
Lehigh University
Lincoln University
Linfield College
Massachusetts Intitute of Technology
Medgar Evers College
Medical University of South Carolina
Mount Holyoke College
Muhlenberg College
National Cancer Institute
North Carolina State University
Purdue University
Southern New Hampshire University
Spelman College
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Stanford University
University of California San Francisco
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Riverside
University of California, San Diego
University of California, San Francisco
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of Chicago
University of Florida
University of Illinois
University of Iowa
University of Kansas
University of Minnesota
University of New Mexico
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Notre Dame
University of Oregon
University of Pennsylvania
University of Rhode Island
University of South Dakota
University of South Florida
University of Texas at El Paso
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
University of Virginia
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Vanderbilt University
Vassar College
Virginia Commonwealth University
Washington University
Yale University

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