University of Hartford, Department of History
Pre- or post-doctoral Jackie McLean Fellowship, U.S. History
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Connecticut, United States|
|Position:||Doctoral Fellow, Post-Doctoral Fellow|
The Department of History at the University of Hartford seeks candidates for the 2014-2015 Jackie McLean Fellowship, a one-year residential fellowship for advanced graduate students completing their dissertations, or a one-year post-doctoral residential fellowship for candidates who have not held a tenure-track faculty position.
Established in the name of the world-renowned alto saxophonist, educator, composer, and community activist Jackie McLean, founder of the African-American music department and the Jazz Studies degree program at the University of Hartford, the fellowship plays a key role in the University’s efforts to diversify its faculty and advance the cultural competence of the campus community. Departments are permitted to nominate one candidate for a University-wide selection process.
The Fellow’s responsibilities include teaching one course per semester, conducting research toward the completion of their degree or as a follow-up to their graduate work, giving at least one presentation to the University and/or Hartford community, mentoring students and or student organizations, and engaging in academic service. Fellows will be granted non-tenure-track faculty status at the Visiting Instructor or Assistant Professor level for one year, and will receive a $40,000 salary, benefits, an office and computer, travel funds, and the opportunity for housing at a substantially subsidized rate. More information about the Fellowship and past Fellows is available at: http://www.hartford.edu/aboutuofh/office_of_provost/jackie_mcLean_fellows.aspx
Candidates should provide evidence that they meet the following criteria:
- A commitment to advancing the role of under-represented minorities in higher education
- A commitment to working with a diverse student body
- Promise as a teacher
- Promise as a scholar
- Interest in a career in academia
Candidate materials should include, but are not limited to:
- Cover letter
- Curriculum vitae
- Three letters of reference, including one from the dissertation advisor.
- Transcripts of graduate study (unofficial transcripts acceptable at initial stages)
- A statement from the candidate detailing how s/he would engage in teaching and research during their year at the University of Hartford and how this experience would: (a) further his/her career goals; (b) advance the intercultural competence of our campus community; particularly in relation to under-represented minorities and (c) advance the university’s mission.
- A writing sample (dissertation chapter, book chapter, article, or article-length manuscript).
- Teaching portfolio (may include syllabi, statement of teaching philosophy, student evaluations, teaching observations).
The Department of History is particularly interested in candidates with research and/or teaching interests in U.S. history to 1865, U.S. women’s history, African-American history, and the history of sexuality. Desirable additional teaching fields include Latin-American history, Latino/a history, or transnational history involving the United States.
Successful McLean Fellows may receive offers to join the faculty after their fellowship year. Two Fellows in the past 4 years have become full-time, tenure-track members of the faculty.
Please submit materials electronically through Interfolio’s ByCommittee--visit apply.interfolio.com/23797 and follow the instructions. If you do not have an Interfolio account, you will be able to create one free of charge. Any questions can be directed to the Interfolio help desk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for applications is December 15, 2013. Review of applications will begin immediately. The Department hopes to conduct initial interviews at the AHA meeting in Washington DC in January 2014 or, in the event that the candidate is not attending the AHA, by remote video technology.
The University of Hartford is an open and welcoming community, which values diversity in all its forms. In addition, the University aspires to have its faculty and staff reflect the rich diversity of its student body and the Hartford region. Candidates committed to working with diverse populations and conversant in multicultural issues are encouraged to apply. Members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/M/F/D/V.
Warren Goldstein, Chair, Department of History, University of Hartford.
|Secondary Categories:||African American History / Studies
Women, Gender, and Sexuality