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Vacancy ID F2079 Job Title DIVERSITY SCHOLARS FELLOWSHIP Working Title Department Music School/Parent Organization School of Music Division Provost and Educational Affairs Division Employment Category Fulltime-Temporary Academic Year 2018-2019 Academic Semester Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 Anticipated start date 08/16/2018 If temporary, expected end date 05/31/2019 Faculty Status Term Position/Job Summary
The School of Music at Ithaca College announces its Diversity Scholars Fellowship Program search for 2018-19. Hosting two fellows, this program supports promising scholars who are committed to diversity in the academy in order to better prepare them for tenure track appointments at liberal arts or comprehensive colleges/universities. Fellows who successfully obtain the doctoral degree and show an exemplary record of teaching, scholarship, and engagement in academic service throughout the fellowship may be considered as candidates for tenure-eligible appointments anticipated to begin in fall 2019.

We welcome applications in the following areas: a) ethnomusicology, with the capacity to lead a scholarly and performance-based exploration of the musics of India, China, Africa, or other cultures typically underrepresented in U.S. schools of music; and b) hip-hop music performance, preferably with an interest in music education or music for children and an ability to help explore pedagogy of non-traditional musics and ensembles in K-12 public education.

Position Responsibilities and Terms of Fellowship:
Fellowships are for the academic year (August 16, 2018, to May 31, 2019) and are non-renewable. Fellows will receive a $32,000 stipend; $5,000 in travel/professional development support; relocation reimbursement; office space; health benefits; and access to Ithaca College and Cornell University libraries. Fellows will teach one three-credit course (or its equivalent) in the fall semester and another in the spring semester, will be mentored by senior faculty, will participate in at least one official function per semester, and must partake in an exit interview.
Position/Job Qualifications
Applicant Stipulations:
Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited program leading to a doctoral degree (DMA, EdD, PhD) at a U.S. institution, display evidence of superior academic achievement and a commitment to a career in teaching at the college or university level, and be authorized to work in the United States. Prior to August 15, 2018, potential fellows must be advanced to candidacy at their home institution. Preference will be given to candidates in the last year of dissertation writing, or of completing the final document or its equivalent.
EEO Statement
Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.
Instructions for submitting your application:
Interested applicants must apply online at and attach a cover letter, CV, transcripts from an accredited doctoral-granting institution, and two syllabi of courses you propose to teach. You must also provide names and email addresses of three (3) individuals who will be asked to submit letters of reference. Emails containing a link to submit letters of reference will be auto-generated and sent to the references upon final submission of your application. Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Screening of applications will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by December 9, 2017.
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At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. We offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age.

We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements.

We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel.

When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college.

Nestled in the heart of New York State's scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger's as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.

To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at
FLSA Status Exempt Is this position eligible for benefits? Yes Is this position covered by the SEIU?

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  3. Transcripts
  4. Syllabi
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      Posted: 2/28/2018
      Application Due: 4/21/2018
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