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Post-Doctoral Fellowship

University of Texas at Austin

Job Description

Job Posting Title:

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Hiring Department:

Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

Position Open To:

All Applicants

Weekly Scheduled Hours:


FLSA Status:


Earliest Start Date:

Jun 01, 2023

Position Duration:

Expected to Continue Until Jun 30, 2025



Job Details:

General Notes


The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, a grantmaking entity in the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at the University of Texas at Austin, is seeking a postdoctoral fellow?to focus on the intersectionality of racial justice and the drivers of mental health.? The fellowship at the foundation is a two-year, project-based learning opportunity for a recent graduate who wants to apply their knowledge towards community well-being in Texas.



Building on the foundation’s goal of funding for racial equity, the postdoctoral fellowship seeks to fill a gap in professional opportunities for Black, Indigenous, or other people of color interested in applied research activities after graduation. The fellowship will expand the foundation’s capacity to understand and raise awareness about the social and political determinants of mental health.



  • Co-design a research agenda with relevant stakeholders and identify meaningful information that could deepen understanding of the drivers of mental health as well as offer solutions for overcoming structural racism and inequities in Texas.
  • Conduct literature reviews, analyze data, and/or synthesize research that supports the goals of the foundation, grant partners, and stakeholders.
  • Develop publications, such as journal articles and blog posts, that contribute to the body of knowledge about the intersectionality of racial justice and the drivers of mental health.
  • Create summaries and data visualization for grant partners and members of the public.
  • Participate in foundation-wide activities, group learning, and cross-unit committees.

Required Qualifications?

  • PhD (received within the past three years)
  • Strong understanding of the relationship between racial justice and mental health
  • Excellent research and analysis skills
  • Interest in community-led, culturally responsive, equity-focused, applied research (or other similar methodologies)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with applied research activities.
  • Strong ability to write for multiple audiences.
  • Willingness to use one’s own life experience in professional settings, to bring diversity of thought and background to strategic learning conversations about race and mental health.?

Salary Range

$60,000 + depending on qualifications

Working Conditions

  • Flexible work arrangements are available for this position, including the ability to work remotely.
  • Standard office environment.
  • Work requires the use of a computer daily.
  • Travel is not expected, but supported when appropriate and needed to achieve goals.

Required Materials

  • Curriculum Vita (CV)
  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
  • Letter of interest (not to exceed two pages)

Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questions presented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.


Employment Eligibility:

Please make sure you meet all the required qualifications and you can perform all of the essential functions with or without a reasonable accommodation.


Retirement Plan Eligibility:

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.


Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.


Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.



The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university’s company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:



Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031.

The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may access the most recent report here or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe Street, UTA 2.206, Austin, Texas 78701.

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