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Office of Access and Opportunity

Bridge to Faculty

Bridge to Faculty is a postdoctoral program designed to recruit talented early-career scholars with the goal of transitioning them to tenure-track faculty members after two years. 

The Bridge to Faculty Program aims to attract and retain promising scholars to the University of South Carolina with an emphasis on outreach to underrepresented early-career scholars.

Bridge to Faculty uses a cohort model wherein postdoctoral fellows participate together in meetings and tailored workshops to prepare them to establish a research program and support their ability to pursue grants and create productive mentoring relationships.

Departments interested in hosting a Bridge to Faculty fellow must complete an application which includes a search committee recruitment plan, a mentoring and support plan, detailed expectations for evaluating the fellow's progress through the two-year postdoctoral period, and a plan for transitioning the fellow into a faculty position after the postdoctoral period.

Departments selected to participate in the program will conduct competitive searches to select and hire a Bridge to Faculty fellow. Resources for the postdoctoral positions and the faculty hires that result are provided by University of South Carolina's Office of the President. 

Bridge to Faculty is funded by the President’s Office and administered through the Office of Access and Opportunity in collaboration with the Office of the Provost.

More information

For more information about the Bridge to Faculty program, please contact:

Dr. Michelle Bryan, Associate Vice President for the Office of Access and Opportunity,

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