Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Funding: Faculty Fellows Program to Diversity the Professoriate

Our institution is participating in the Faculty Fellows Program to Diversity the Professoriate, a collaborative effort of the Big Ten Academic Alliance, the academic consortium of the Big Ten universities, and the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM), a consortium of small liberal arts colleges.

With generous support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the program will award 30 Faculty Fellowships for qualified candidates hired into eligible humanities, humanistic social science, and arts tenure-track positions at ACM member colleges through academic year 2020-2021. Information regarding the positions open for 2016-2017 are listed below.

The fellowship provides:
·         Funding for two years of each fellow’s salary and benefits.
·         A $2,500 travel and research stipend for two years.
·         The opportunity to have a reduced teaching load for the first year and either a reduced second year or extended fourth-year leave, at the discretion of the college.
·         Fellows also receive campus-based mentoring and consortial workshops to provide a rich introduction to teaching, research and scholarship, and professional development at residential liberal arts colleges.

Eligibility for Faculty Fellowships
The Fellows Program is open to all qualified candidates and encourages applications from individuals
·         from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including African Americans; Hispanics; Native Americans; Alaska Natives; Native Hawaiians; other Pacific Islanders;
·         first-generation college students;
·         individuals who have followed non­traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages; and
·         individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service and leadership in the academy.

In the 2017-2018 hiring cycle, ACM Colleges are eligible to designate Faculty Fellows in the following areas:

Beloit College: Religious Studies
Carleton College: Women’s and Gender Studies & Cinema and Media Studies (Joint Appointment)
Coe College: Philosophy/Ethics; Spanish and Latina/o Studies
Grinnell College: History
Knox College: Africana Studies; Anthropology; Music; Political Science
Lake Forest College: Psychology
Monmouth College: Classics; Psychology
St. Olaf College: Asian Studies/History; Environmental Studies and Religion; Political Science; Psychology

 If you have questions about the Mellon Faculty Fellowships, please contact Lilly Lavner, Liaison for the Fellows Program to Diversify the Professoriate, at 312.561.5921.

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