Frederick Douglass Fellowships 2015-16

Frederick Douglass Scholars Fellowship Summer 2015 – May 2016

In keeping with Frederick Douglass’ life of public service and commitment to equity and access, the Frederick Douglass Institutes of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) are offering teaching opportunities to graduate students who are pursuing careers as university faculty and who are entering the final year of terminal degree and/or doctoral programs.  As a Frederick Douglass Scholars Fellow, scholars will teach and/or co-teach during the summer session(s) or full academic year (depending on term of appointment), continue their research, and contribute to the life of the university.  Dates of employment vary among universities, but typically run during May –August 2015 for summer appointments, or August 2015-May 2016 for full year appointments.

The Douglass Scholars Fellowships are designed to provide teaching and other professional experiences, mentoring, and potential employment opportunities within universities that are strongly committed to cultural diversity.  Applicants from diverse cultural backgrounds, especially those from historically underrepresented groups, are encouraged to apply, as are candidates whose research, teaching, or service have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Scholars will be compensated as adjunct faculty, according to each university’s collective bargaining agreement.  Additionally, Fellows may be provided housing and travel. The appointment is for the scholar alone, not families, and scholars are responsible for their own local transportation.  Faculty benefits (office space, computer and network access, and library privileges) are also provided.

Minimum requirements are: Applicant must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident; MA degree completed and enrollment in a terminal degree program (Ph.D., MFA, Ed. D, etc.); academic background in one of the disciplines taught at the university.  Preferred: teaching experience; currently ABD or doctorate within last two years.  Priority consideration given to completed applications postmarked by January 19, 2015.

The list of universities offering the Douglass Scholars Fellowship and common application is available at  Please contact each campus representative for more information about and academic disciplines.

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, the Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, manages this website.

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