Diversity Micro-Fellowship Program

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Position TitleDiversity Micro-Fellowship ProgramRequisition NumberFAC00325General Description

Community College of Philadelphia is an open-admission, associate-degree-granting institution which provides access to higher education for all who may benefit. Its programs of study in the liberal arts and sciences, career technologies, and basic academic skills provide a coherent foundation for college transfer, employment and lifelong learning. The College serves Philadelphia by preparing its students to be informed and concerned citizens, active participants in the cultural life of the city, and enabled to meet the changing needs of business, industry and the professions. To help address broad economic, cultural and political concerns in the city and beyond, the College draws together students from a wide range of ages and backgrounds and seeks to provide the programs and support they need to achieve their goals.

The Diversity Fellowship Program (DFP) is jointly sponsored by the College administration, the Office of Diversity and Equity, and the Faculty and Staff Federation of Community College of Philadelphia. The paid micro-fellowship offers a unique opportunity for individuals from historically underrepresented groups to gain valuable professional experience, benefit from intentional mentorship, and raise their college profile. The program’s primary objective is to increase diversity within academic departments at the College, consistent with the mission, goals, and core values of Community College of Philadelphia by providing experiential opportunities for prospective future faculty. The DFP will begin in Spring 2020 and will help fellows prepare for community college hiring cycles by centrally focusing on career planning, dossier preparation, research projects, clarifying the multi-level hiring process, substantive mentorship, and advancing teaching skills.

The deadline for all applications is Monday, October 28, 2019.

Specific Responsibilities

What we provide:

• The Diversity Micro-fellowship provides interested candidates a means of access into higher ed by offering them valuable professional experience, higher ed career preparation workshops, and mentorship by full-time faculty. It is intended for aspiring faculty who want to teach at CCP but would like a more guided and instruction-oriented start to their college teaching career. The Diversity Micro-fellowship includes but is not limited to: guest lecturing, a research project, shadowing, or professional development.

• Receive hands-on career coaching from a full-time professor within their discipline.

• Gain valuable classroom experiences.

• Attend workshops to help them on areas of the hiring process that will include CV preparation, dossier preparation, interview preparation, and teaching tips.

• Understand the higher education hiring process, network with key personnel, and develop viable career plans.

Minimum Qualifications

• We’re looking for candidates with at least a Master’s Degree in their discipline and a strong desire to work with CCP’s diverse student population.

Preferred QualificationsWork LocationMain CampusBenefits

Benefits of the Fellowship Include:

• Interdepartmental and College-wide networking.

• Substantive mentorship by an experienced faculty member within your discipline.

• Leadership opportunities.

• Opportunities to co-teach, shadow or individually teach a course.

• Guest lecturing.

• Conference presentations.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Each candidate must submit with their application:

1. A CV and Cover Letter.
2. Name and contact information for three (3) professional references.
3. Each candidate must submit with their application a short 500-700 word response to the following question:

“In what ways has your research or teaching experience informed your work with diversity and equity?”

Applicants must be legally eligible to work in the U.S.

Employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of background checks in accordance with the Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law

Community College of Philadelphia is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and Equal Access Employer. The College encourages applications from individuals from traditionally underrepresented groups.

Salary Grade or RankAdjunctSalary RangeJob Posting Open DateJob Posting Close Date10/28/2019Position TypeFacultyJob CategoryEmployment Status Part-TimeSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master’s Degree in your discipline and a strong desire to work with CCP’s diverse student population?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * In what ways has your research or teaching experience informed your work with diversity and equity?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * How did you first learn about this employment opportunity?
    • Community College of Philadelphia Website
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • LinkedIn
    • The Chronicle
    • Job Fair
    • Indeed.com
    • HireVeterans.com
    • HERC - Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
    • CCP - Faculty Recruiting Event
    • Other
  4. * If your answer to the above question is Other, please note the source below. If this question does not apply to you, enter N/A.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to ApplyRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. References
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Unofficial Transcripts
  3. Letters of Recommendation
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Writing Sample




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Posted: 10/2/2019
Application Due: 10/22/2019
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