Please also see the frequently asked questions for CU Boulder Applicants and CU Boulder Faculty Mentors.

Q: Does the applicant need a letter of support from the department chair?

A: Yes. The CU Boulder Associate Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation, in concert with the applicant's proposed faculty mentor, will request a letter of support from the department chair. This separate letter from the department chair should describe the department's commitment to hire the applicant into a tenure-track position and/or identify a potential fit with another University of Colorado Boulder department, if appropriate. 

Q: If the applicant is unable to relocate because of family reasons, should s/he still apply?

A: The program requires that fellows be in residence at CU Boulder.

Q: Does the support from the Chancellor’s Office include space?

A: No. The Chancellor’s Office provides a salary of $50-60,000, depending on the field and level of experience, and additional funds for research and professional development. The Chancellor’s Office support also includes enrollment in medical, dental and basic life insurance coverage while employed as a Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow. It is expected that departments and faculty mentors will make appropriate arrangements for space and other necessary resources. 

Q: What are the expectations for CU Boulder host departments?

A: Host departments are encouraged to welcome the fellow into the department and make every effort to ensure that the fellow is included in communications about departmental colloquia, seminars and social events. Host departments are expected to provide the fellow with information about salary and benefits and administer the fellow’s research and professional travel funds. Host departments are expected to provide the fellow with access to appropriate office space and routine administrative support such as telephone lines, departmental mail services, libraries and technical support.