Dissertation Diversity Fellowship

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 Race, Culture and Ethnicity, Communication Studies, Philosophy, Religion, Sociology, along with Women’s and Gender Studies. 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.

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.

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. To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at www.ithaca.edu.

Instructions for submitting your application: Interested individuals should apply online at www.icjobs.org, 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 the 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.