Diversity Fellows Program - Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois

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Categories: Post-Doc/Fellowship

Date: 2/28/2019

Diversity Fellows Program - Augustana College (Rock Island, Illinois) invites applications for the Diversity Fellows Program. The program provides support for a doctoral candidate or recent doctoral graduate from an underrepresented group (African-American, American Indian, Asian-American, and Chicano/Latino) to engage in teaching and research in a liberal arts college environment.

10-Month Diversity Fellowship: Augustana College’s 10-month diversity fellowship aims to increase the diversity of its faculty and of liberal arts colleges generally. Through its fellowship program, the college introduces new teacher-scholars to faculty life at a liberal arts college. Typically we accept applications from graduate students who will use the year to complete their dissertation or those within two years of completing their doctoral degree who will use the year to focus on honing teaching skills and advancing their scholarly agenda. Total compensation for diversity fellows is $40,000 (to be split between research support and salary, at the discretion of the fellow); the fellowship also comes with health benefits. The fellow will teach a total of three courses over the year, preferably, 1 fall semester course, 1 intensive J-term course, and 1 spring semester course. The fellow is required to participate in the life of the college and department and to interact with students beyond the classroom. The college also offers a New Faculty Orientation and year-long Faculty Mentoring Circle program to help new faculty acclimate to the college and develop in the areas of pedagogy and student learning. The 10-month diversity fellowship begins in August 2019.

Area of expertise is open; however, candidates must be able to teach in one of the college’s six divisions: Division of Fine and Performing Arts (Art, Art History, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Communication Studies, Music, Theatre Arts); Division of Language and Literature (Classics, English, World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures); Natural Science (Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Physics and Astronomy); Division of History, Philosophy and Religion (History, Philosophy, and Religion); Business and Education (Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Education, Physical Education); Social Science (Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology and Social Welfare) and/or in one of our interdisciplinary programs: Africana Studies, Asian Studies, Environmental Studies, Neuroscience, Public Health, Women’s and Gender Studies.

Requirements for both fellowship options: Candidates should email a letter of application addressing their likely contribution to Augustana’s goal of strengthening diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as the courses they potentially could offer, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts (copies), statement of teaching philosophy, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation (including contact info) to sherrydocherty@augustana.edu using subject line: Search #106-19 Diversity Fellow. Alternatively, application materials can be mailed to: Search #106-19 Diversity Fellow, c/o Jessica Schultz, Associate Dean of the College, Augustana College, 639 – 38th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201. Questions may be directed to jessicaschultz@augustana.edu. Final approval of position is pending funding. font color="red">Review of applications will begin January 8, 2019

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