Dissertation Diversity Fellowship Program

The School of Humanities and Sciences at Ithaca College announces the Dissertation Diversity Fellowship Program for 2016-17. 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/departments: Art History, the Center for the Study of Culture, Race and Ethnicity, Communication Studies, Philosophy, Religion, Sociology, and Women’s and Gender Studies.

The School of Humanities and Sciences houses additional interdisciplinary minors that may be potential sites of collaboration for candidates: African Diaspora Studies, Latina/o Studies, Jewish Studies, Latin American Studies, Asian American Studies, Muslim Cultures, Native American Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies.

Position Responsibilities and Terms of Fellowship:
Fellowships are for the academic year (August 15, 2016 to May 31, 2017) and are non-renewable. The fellow will receive a $32,000 stipend, $3,000 in travel/professional development support, relocation reimbursement, 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 will be invited to speak about her/his dissertation research in relevant classes and at special events at Ithaca College. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited program leading to a Ph.D. degree at a U.S. 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, 2016, the fellow must be advanced to candidacy at the home institution, with an approved dissertation proposal. Preference will be given to candidates in the last year of dissertation writing.

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.

Instructions for submitting your application:
Interested individuals should apply online at www.ithaca.edu/jobs, and submit a C.V./resumé, cover letter, two sample syllabi for courses you might wish to teach, a list of references, and a transcript. Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. For priority consideration, applications should be submitted on or before November 30th.

Target Start Date: Aug 15, 2016
If Temporary, Anticipated End Date: May 30, 2017
FLSA Status: Exempt
Job Posting: Oct 23, 2015
Work Authorization: visa sponsorship is not provided for this position

EEO Statement:
Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of
underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.