Diversity Teaching Fellowship Program
Visiting Assistant Professor of French
Allegheny College invites applications for its Diversity Teaching Fellowship Program. The Program is a component of Allegheny College’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Specifically, the program serves as a professional development opportunity for early career scholars of color seeking faculty positions at liberal arts colleges and universities. While it is expected that candidates have their PhD at the time of appointment (with no more than six years beyond the PhD), ABD candidates with strong qualifications will be considered.
About Allegheny College
Allegheny College is a highly selective private liberal arts college in NW Pennsylvania with an increasingly diverse student body and a dedicated faculty of teacher-scholars. Allegheny’s undergraduate residential education prepares young adults for successful, meaningful lives by promoting students’ intellectual, moral, and social development and encouraging personal and civic responsibility. Allegheny’s faculty and staff combine high academic standards and a commitment to the exchange of knowledge with a supportive approach to learning. Graduates are equipped to think critically and creatively, write clearly, speak persuasively, and meet challenges in a diverse, interconnected world. Allegheny College is deeply committed to creating an inclusive community that actively challenges racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of bias (see Allegheny College Statement of Community).
Fellows will be appointed as “Visiting Assistant Professor” and receive a competitive salary with benefits and support for relocation, research and scholarship, and conference travel. Fellows will have faculty-status at the College and will receive office space and library support. During the two-year fellowship, fellows coordinate with teaching and research mentors who support their professional development. The fellowship is not renewable beyond the second year.
The 2020-2022 Diversity Teaching Fellow will be hosted by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages for two years (2020/22 and 2021/22). The department seeks a Fellow with considerable experience and demonstrated success in teaching French at the beginning and intermediate levels and the ability to offer upper-level course(s) in their area of specialization, as well as first-year seminars in academic communication given in English. Area of specialization
is open. Native or near-native fluency in French and English are required. The teaching load is 3-2 in the first year of the fellowship, 2-2 in the second year of the fellowship.
How To Apply
Please send the following materials, in an email with the subject line “VAP of French” to Briana Lewis, Associate Professor of French and Department Chair at email@example.com: letter of application, CV, a one-to-two-page personal statement, discussing how your past, planned, or potential contributions or experiences relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance Allegheny’s commitment to inclusive excellence, and 3 letters of recommendation, including at least one that offers evidence of excellence in language teaching. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. We encourage applications from candidates who share this understanding and will contribute to the diversity of our college community. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.
Posted: April 3, 2020