Lenoir-Rhyne University, Academic Affairs
Lenoir Rhyne University seeks candidates to serve as the Lineberger Multicultural Studies Scholar in Residence for Fall 2020. This position, sponsored by the Lineberger Center for Cultural an Educational Renewal and the Office of Multicultural Affairs, is
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Position Title: Lineberger Multicultural Studies Scholar in Residence (Begins Fall 2020)
Reports to: Provost/ Program Director
Lenoir Rhyne University seeks candidates to serve as the Lineberger Multicultural Studies Scholar in Residence for Fall 2020. This position, sponsored by the Lineberger Center for Cultural an Educational Renewal and the Office of Multicultural Affairs, is intended to provide the candidate with a one-semester opportunity to cultivate a significant research project as well as develop their teaching portfolio. Fields of specialization are open but should fall generally under one of the following headings related to Multicultural Studies: Latino/Chicano Studies, Asian and Asian American Studies, African and African American Studies, Native American Studies, Ethnic Studies, and Gender and Sexuality. As part of the university’s ongoing mission to embody diversity in its various communities, international candidates and candidates from traditionally under-represented groups (e.g. women, African American, Asian and Asian America, Native America, and Latino/a, etc.) are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates will be evaluated on the following criteria:
- Promise as a teacher
- Promise as a scholar
- A commitment to working with a diverse student body
- A commitment to advancing the role of under-represented groups in higher education
Position dates August 15, 2020—December 15, 2020. In addition to those applicants with terminal degrees, PhD candidates are encouraged to apply.
Description of Duties and Tasks
- Teach two sections of an upper-level general education curriculum under one of the university’s categories: humanities; human society and behavior; or natural sciences. For information about LR’s Core Curriculum please visit: gen.lr.edu
- Contribute to the intellectual life on campus and in the surrounding community by delivering at least one research presentation on campus and two general public presentations to the Greater Hickory community
Benefits and Compensation
- Stipend: $3000.00 for four months--$12,000.00 total
- Living accommodations via private, fully furnished two bedroom apartment on-campus
- Meal allowance
- Research stipend for travel and other expenses related to the candidate’s project
- Private office space and administrative assistance
- Teaching consultation and training services through the Lenoir-Rhyne Center for Teaching and Learning to enhance the candidate’s pedagogical strategies in the classroom. For more information on the center visit ctl.lr.edu
- A Professional Mentor throughout the duration of the residency
To complete the online application process (required), candidates are directed to: http://www.lr.edu/employment
While completing the application process, candidates will be prompted to submit:
- A cover letter detailing how you would engage in teaching and research during your semester at Lenoir-Rhyne and how this experience would: (a) further your career goals; (b) advance the multicultural competence of our campus community, particularly in relation to under-represented groups and (c) advance the university’s mission.
- 1-2 page Teaching Statement
- Curriculum vitae with names of three references
Review of applications will begin March 30, 2020 and will continue until the position has been filled.
Inquiries from interested candidates should be directed to Dr. Rand Brandes, Director of the Lineberger Center at firstname.lastname@example.org .
About Lenoir-Rhyne University
Lenoir-Rhyne University is a co-educational, private comprehensive liberal arts institution founded in 1891, with its traditional campus located in Hickory, North Carolina, a town of over 40,000, and additional campuses in Asheville and Columbia, SC. Situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lenoir-Rhyne is about an hour drive from Charlotte, Winston-Salem, and/or Asheville. By combining the liberal arts with professional studies, the University joins a rich foundation in the arts, humanities, social sciences, languages, religion, and natural sciences with over 50 undergraduate majors and nearly 30 master’s degree programs. With record enrollments each of the last nine years, the institution now enrolls over 2800 students at its three locales, and it anticipates continued managed enrollment growth over the coming years as it expands upon its mission. In pursuit of the development of the whole person, Lenoir-Rhyne University seeks to liberate mind and spirit, clarify personal faith, foster physical wholeness, build a sense of community, and promote responsible leadership for service in the world. Affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), Lenoir-Rhyne promotes a diverse campus open to people from all religious backgrounds. It is an EOE/AA employer under all applicable civil rights laws. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Dr. Rand Brandes
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|Secondary Categories:||African American History / Studies