Mellon Community Engaged Learning Fellow

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Date New Hire NeededJob TitleMellon Community Engaged Learning FellowDepartmentCenter for Careers, Life, and Service Position Summary Information

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The Mellon Community-Engaged Learning Fellow is a 1-2 year term position. The Fellow will be a key member of the Center for Careers, Life, and Service (CLS) team leading curricular community-engaged learning especially as it pertains to the humanities. The position will be responsible for identifying and supporting mutually beneficial partnerships that: leverage the benefit of faculty and student scholarship and creative activity; enhance curriculum through applied civic learning opportunities; and prepare students to be responsible, self-reflective, and civically engaged citizens.
Under the supervision of the Associate Dean & Director of Service and Social Innovation, the Fellow will work collaboratively with community partners and Grinnell College faculty to develop mutually beneficial, rigorous community-engaged initiatives in their courses. The fellow is responsible for:
•Researching and sharing best practices in community-engaged learning,
•Facilitating professional development for faculty,
•Promoting and exploring faculty interest in developing community based initiatives in their courses,
•Developing a toolkit for faculty that will walk them through the process of adding a community-engaged aspect to their courses
•Collaborating with faculty to develop and implement community-engaged initiatives in the classroom;
•Collaborating with the Academic Dean’s Office to explore how to account for community-engaged learning initiatives in promotion and tenure processes,
•Collaborating with the Academic Dean’s Office and the Registrar to develop a method for tracking classes that include a community based aspect to them,
•Matching community partners and faculty together for course based community-engaged activities,
•Assisting in logistics related to curricular community-engaged endeavors,
•Developing a process through which community based learning initiatives are tracked and assessed from student learning, promotion and tenure, and community impact perspectives,
•Developing a process to track faculty scholarship related to community-engaged practices in the humanities.

Additionally, the fellow will be given time to do research, create new scholarship and publish on the value of community-engaged scholarship in the humanities.

Minimum Qualifications

Masters preferred or equivalent and three years or more in an area directly related to community-engaged learning preferably in the humanities or social sciences.

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Selected candidate must successfully pass a background check prior to first day of employment.

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    Posted: 9/19/2019
    Application Due: 9/25/2019
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