Hiram Dissertation Fellowship for Minority Scholars
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Ohio, United States|
Hiram College invites applications for a Dissertation Fellowship position. Hiram College is a private, coeducational, residential, selective liberal arts BA-1 college, located in northeast Ohio and within an hours drive of Cleveland, Akron, and Youngstown. The Dissertation Fellowship position is modeled on the successful example of similar positions at other residential liberal arts colleges. It grows out of our belief in the educational value of diversity, our commitment to develop a more diverse faculty, and our desire to encourage new minority scholars to consider careers in teaching at a small liberal arts college.
Candidates must be in the late stages of a research-based doctoral program, needing only to complete a dissertation. The area of dissertation research may be in any liberal arts discipline, but preference will be given to a discipline strongly connected with academic programs at Hiram (visit www.hiram.edu). Candidates must be citizens of the United States, and members of one of the following minority groups: Alaska Natives; Black/African Americans; Native American Indians; Native Pacific Islanders; Hispanic.
The Hiram Dissertation Fellow will be expected to complete her/his dissertation and to teach half-time (a half-time teaching load is normally three courses per year). The initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of continuation for up to two additional years. Fellows are also expected to deliver two College-wide lectures each year and to participate in the life of the College and the community. We wish to emphasize, however, that our highest priority expectation for the Fellow is the completion of the dissertation.
Compensation will include an annual salary of $30,000 and eligibility to participate in the Colleges health care insurance program. To facilitate opportunities for the Dissertation Fellow to engage in mentoring and to interact informally with both students and colleagues, this position includes housing, provided and paid for by the College, located in the village of Hiram. In addition, an annual allowance of $2,000 will be provided to defray the costs of attending professional meetings or to meet with the dissertation advisor.
Hiram College is privately endowed and non-sectarian in outlook and teaching and is dedicated to freedom of intellectual inquiry. Hiram has an innovative academic calendar that provides a semester of 12 weeks for extended coursework and a three-week session devoted to intensive, seminar-like classes and experience on and off campus.
Candidates should submit a current vita, three letters of recommendation, a one-page statement of teaching and research philosophy and a statement describing their interest in teaching at a small, residential liberal arts college to: Dr. Vivien Sandlund, Chair, Minority Fellow Search Committee, Hiram College, P.O. Box 67, Hiram, OH 44234. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Hiram College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to Excellence through Diversity.
Dr. Vivien Sandlund Chair