Diverse Pathways in Academia

NYU Stern’s Diverse Pathways in Academia (DPA) invites psychology and sociology doctoral candidates in their penultimate year or the year prior to participate in a unique program exploring academic careers in a business school setting.

The Leonard N. Stern School of Business invites talented scholars of color and others underrepresented in business scholarship to participate in our Diverse Pathways in Academia program.  The program’s goal is to share information with doctoral students from groups that are underrepresented among business school faculty about academic careers within business schools.

The program is geared toward scholars in either their penultimate doctoral year or the year prior from the fields of psychology and sociology whose work can be applied to a business field.  We hope to increase the pool of scholars from underrepresented groups that are competitive candidates for open faculty and research positions at top tier business schools.

Many of NYU Stern’s faculty members hold doctorates in fields such as psychology, sociology, statistics, mathematics, computer science and other non-business subjects. They have found a stimulating and satisfying academic community at Stern. This reflects the wide range of opportunities at business schools for individuals with doctorates in other fields. For instance, many psychology and sociology scholars investigate topics of great relevance and importance to management research and practice such as identity, emotions, groups, diversity, person perception, and a wide range of other topics. Similarly, many cognitive psychology and social psychology scholars investigate topics on judgment and decision-making, for example, that are highly relevant to the field of marketing, which includes the study of consumer behavior and decision-making. 

Eligible applicants can apply for Diverse Pathways in Academia here. The deadline for application was November 19, 2021 for the January 21, 2022 program. (The 2021 program was cancelled.)

About the Participants 2022
About the Participants 2020