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Postdoctoral Fellows Program for Faculty Diversity, 2019-2021
University of Maryland-Baltimore County: Postdoctoral Fellowship for Faculty Diversity
Jun 30, 2018
Nov 9, 2018 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
The University of Maryland Baltimore County invites applications for Cohort V of the UMBC Postdoctoral Fellows Program for Faculty Diversity. UMBC is dedicated to ensuring a diverse, inclusive, scholarly environment and encouraging outstanding individuals to enter the academic profession. The purpose of the Program is to support promising scholars who are committed to diversity and inclusive excellence in the academy and to prepare those scholars for possible tenure track appointments at UMBC. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals who are members of groups that historically have been underrepresented in the professoriate.
UMBC will appoint recent recipients of a Ph.D. or M.F.A. degree as Postdoctoral Fellows for a two-year term in-residence fellowship beginning July 1, 2019. Fellows receive a starting stipend of $50,000, health benefits, $5,500 for conference travel, preparation of scholarly work, and technology needs. Fellows are also provided with office space, library and other privileges at the university. During the two-year fellowship, fellows are provided teaching and research mentors and specialized professional development opportunities. In addition to pursuing their research agenda, fellows teach one course a year in the host department.
Successful candidates for the Program will be selected on the basis of scholarly promise and potential to add to the diversity of the UMBC community. Applicants must have completed their terminal degree when the term of appointment commences and must be no more than three years beyond receiving the Ph.D. or M.F.A. Individuals awarded a Ph.D. or M.F.A. from UMBC or currently holding a postdoctoral or faculty position (including adjunct positions) at UMBC are not eligible.
Applications for study in any field represented at UMBC are welcome. Please specify up tothree fields of interest.
$50,000 a year.
Applicants who will have completed the doctoral or a masters of fine arts degree no later than July 1, 2019 and no earlier than July 1, 2016 are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.
Full consideration will be given to those applicants that submit all materials to Interfolio by November 9, 2018. A complete submission will consist of:
Three Letters of Reference
Statement of Proposed Research Plan during fellowship (2-3 Pages)
A Personal Statement of your demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence in higher education (1-3 Pages)
Writing Sample (which may include samples of creative/artistic work) (1-2 samples, 35-page cumulative max, e.g., dissertation chapter, journal article)
List of up to three fields of interest that are represented at UMBC (1 Page)
INCOMPLETE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE REVIEWED
Review and Selection
Applications will be reviewed by the appropriate department(s)/program(s), Dean(s) and the Provost’s Selection Committee. Finalists will be contacted in mid-January and invited to campus for interviews in mid-February. Awardees will be notified in mid-March.
For application submission questions, please visit https://facultydiversity.umbc.edu/faqs/
General questions regarding the program may be addressed to:
Dr. Autumn Reed, Director of UMBC STRIDE, Coordinator for Faculty Diversity
Office of the Provost
University of Maryland Baltimore County
Baltimore, MD 21250
To Apply: https://apply.interfolio.com/50543
Job Description: Philosophy Professor
Northeast Catholic College is seeking a full-time professor (called a "tutor" at the college), with an advanced degree in philosophy (in any areas of specialization).
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, the names and contact information of three academic references, and a cover letter that demonstrates the applicant's understanding of (1) the college's mission, and (2) the purpose of the college's courses in philosophy.
Application materials should be addressed to the Academic Dean, Dr. Brian FitzGerald, and submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org by 4 pm on October 30th, 2018. Please include "Philosophy Tutor" in the subject line.
In addition to his or her responsibilities overseeing the courses for philosophy majors, a philosophy tutor at the college will collaborate within the "Program of Studies"-- an established curriculum constituted by the great books -- and teach from an established sequence of readings. Though open to organic development, the sequence of readings for each course is something received by tutors and something for which they are responsible as stewards. Revisions to the sequence of readings must be approved by the Instruction Committee (consisting of senior faculty) before the beginning of the term.
A love of learning, teaching, and a desire for the intellectual and spiritual well-being of the students should animate the tutor as a teacher. All courses taught are part of a larger program of formation at the college that seeks to inspire students to hear the call to faithful, sacramental discipleship and to respond wholeheartedly to it. All Catholic faculty at the college take an oath of fidelity to Catholic teaching at the beginning of each academic year. A tutor's understanding of Catholic education will be consistent with the encyclical Fides et Ratio, Ex Corde Ecclesiae, and Pope Benedict's “Address to Catholic Educators” in Washington D.C. at the Catholic University of America in 2008.
Tutors are expected to participate in the larger common life of the collegiate community to the extent that they are able: they frequently take meals with the students and participate in co-curricular activities such as student orientation, special liturgies, and other events. Following Bl. John Henry Newman's ideal, tutors are happy to spend time with students outside of class, serving as mentors and offering guidance by word and example about how to live life well.
For more information about the college’s mission and the Program of Studies, please see the college website: https://www.northeastcatholic.edu/
LECTURER POOL – PHILOSOPHY – DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY (includes summer session)
The Department of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to serve as teachers or teaching assistants for lecture courses in philosophy should an opening arise. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed (including hiring for Summer Sessions). The number of positions varies from semester to semester and summer, depending upon the needs of the department. Positions may range from 27% to 55% time for one semester or one summer session. Positions typically start at the beginning of the semester (UC Berkeley’s academic calendar can be viewed at http://registrar.berkeley.edu/calendar), and appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance.
Basic qualifications: B.A. or equivalent degree in philosophy or related field with completion of all degree requirements required at the time of application.
Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience teaching philosophy is desirable by start date.
General duties will include leading two or three weekly discussion sections per course, grading student assignments, providing individual student consultations, and attending all weekly course lectures.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Starting annual, full-¬‐time salary is $53,402 (27% of full-¬‐time salary for one semester is $7,209). Some credit will be given for prior college-¬‐level teaching experience (not including graduate student or summer session teaching).
To apply for the position, please go to the following link:
Document Requirements for Application:
• Cover Letter (required)
• Curriculum Vitae (required)
• Contact information for three professional/academic references (required)
• Student Course EvaIuations – no more than 3 courses (optional)
While only contact information for references is required at the time of application, the Department may later request letters from finalists’ references. If requested, all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (linked from http://apo.berkeley.edu/) prior to submitting their letters.
Appointments for fall semester are usually reviewed in April and May, and in October and November for spring course needs, summer course needs in March and April, and on an as-¬‐needed basis. The pool will close on April 20, 2019; if you would like remain in the pool after that time you will need to submit a new application.
Please note: The use of a lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists. See the review date specified in APRecruit to learn whether the department is currently reviewing applications for a specific position. If there is no future review date specified, your application may not be considered at this time.
The Philosophy Department seeks candidates whose teaching or other related areas has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. Berkeley has an excellent benefits package and a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family, if applicable. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.