C3 seeks to address the challenges of diversity in higher education by building capacity, investing in cohorts of talented students from underrepresented groups, and creating and nurturing connections between partners interested in institutional change. The C3 Postdoctoral Fellowship program takes a central place in this effort by providing C3-Mellon postdoctoral fellows with an immersive experience in a liberal arts environment, allowing fellows to build their teaching portfolios, advance their scholarship and get ready for a tenure track position while benefiting from a supportive mentoring and cohort program.
Its fellows, coming from four prestigious research institutions:
- Experience first hand the many advantages of working in a liberal arts college environment;
- Benefit from frequent interaction with senior faculty mentors and with other postdoctoral fellows at the four host colleges;
- Engage with underrepresented undergraduate students to help them actively consider and be prepared for graduate school;
- Explore open faculty positions at LADO colleges.
In addition to salary, C3 postdoctoral fellows receive research and travel allowances. The hosting colleges also provide health and dental benefits.
During the period of residence at Bates College, Connecticut College, Middlebury College, or Williams College, the C3 Postdoctoral Fellows are affiliated with an appropriate department or program and are expected to teach two, one-semester courses each year, normally one per semester. Fellows are expected to be in residence during the academic year.