Ithaca Coll diversity fellowships

The School of Humanities and Sciences at Ithaca College announces Pre-Doctoral Diversity Fellowships for 2013-14. The fellowships support promising scholars who are committed to diversity in the academy in order to better prepare them for tenure track appointments within liberal arts or comprehensive colleges/universities.

Applications are welcome in the following areas: Art History, Communication Studies, English,  Economics and Modern Languages and Literatures. The School of Humanities and Sciences houses additional interdisciplinary minors that may be of interest to candidates: African Diaspora Studies, Latina/o Studies, Jewish Studies, Latin American Studies, Asian American Studies, Muslim Cultures, Native American Studies and Women’s Studies.  Fellows who successfully obtain the Ph.D. and show an exemplary record of teaching and scholarship and engagement in academic service throughout their fellowship, may be considered as candidates for tenure-eligible appointments anticipated to begin in the fall of 2014.

Position Responsibilities and Terms of Fellowship: Fellowships are for the academic year (August 16, 2013 to May 31, 2014) and are non-renewable. The fellow will receive a $30,000 stipend, $3,000 in travel/professional development support, office space, health benefits and access to Ithaca College and Cornell University libraries. The fellow will teach one course in the fall semester and one course in the spring semester and be invited to speak about her/his dissertation research in relevant classes and at special events at Ithaca College.  Enrollment in an accredited program leading to a Ph.D. degree at a U.S. educational institution, evidence of superior academic achievement and commitment to a career in teaching at the college or university level is required. Candidates must also be authorized to work in the United States.  Prior to August 15, 2013, the fellow must be advanced to candidacy at his or her home institution with an approved dissertation proposal. Preference will be given to those candidates in the last year of dissertation writing.

Position/Job Qualifications:  Successful candidates will show evidence of superior academic achievement, a high degree of promise for continued achievement as scholars and teachers and a capacity to respond in pedagogically productive ways to the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds. Candidates should demonstrate sustained personal engagement with communities that are underrepresented in the academy and an ability to bring this asset to learning, teaching and scholarship at the college and university level.  Using the diversity of human experience as an educational resource in teaching and scholarship is expected.

Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 7,000 students, combines the best of education in the liberal arts and sciences with training in the professions. Our strategic plan, called IC 20/20, positions us to offer a truly distinct integrative learning experience that allows us to graduate students who are ready for today’s personal, professional and global challenges. We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history.

Ithaca College continually strives to build an inclusive and welcoming community of individuals, with diverse talents and skills from a multitude of backgrounds, who are committed to civility, mutual respect, social justice, and the free and open exchange of ideas. Candidates from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Nestled in the heart of New York State’s scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger’s as one of the top 10 places to live in the U.S.

Instructions for submitting your application: Interested individuals should apply online and submit a C.V./Resume, a cover letter, a sample syllabus related to the program area you are interested in, a list of references and a transcript. Questions about the online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607)274-8000. Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until Jan. 15, 2013.

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