Ida B. Wells-Barnett Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship (non-tenure track)

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Ida B. Wells-Barnett Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship (non-tenure track) - African and Black Diaspora Studies (20-21)

DePaul University

DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.

Posting Details

Job ID: 62602
Rank: Instructor
College/School: Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

The Ida B. Wells-Barnett Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship reflects the University's Vincentian mission, which includes a scholarly commitment to the areas of race, equality, social justice and advocacy for historically oppressed and underserved populations. The Vincentian mission is reinforced by the principles that informed Ida B. Wells-Barnett's advocacy of civil and human rights for Black people.

Almost four decades of her life and work were spent in Chicago, deeply impacting the political and social life of the city and its Black citizens. She stood on a platform of anti-racist social justice, using her pen and her voice to keep issues of injusticein public discourse as well as in the mass and popular media. The ideal candidate for this fellowship will meaningfully balance a clearly defined research agenda with a similar spirit of advocacy.

Ida B. Wells-Barnett fellows are expected to teach three total courses over two 10-week quarters during Winter and Spring. Specific courses will be determined in consultation with the Department.

All Fellows are expected to present their research to the DePaul community and participate meaningfully in the life of the Department of African and Black Diaspora Studies, its students, and the affiliated Center for Black Diaspora. Fellows will also engage students through recruitment, mentorship, and student-facing events.

Required Qualifications:
The fellowship is housed in DePaul's Department of African and Black Diaspora Studies. Eligibility is restricted to those who have received their PhD no earlier than 2016 and who will have the PhD in hand by the end of July 2020.

Appointment of the Ida B. Wells-Barnett teaching fellow will be for the academic year 2020-2021. The fellowship may be extended for a second year, based on review and budget approval. DePaul University will provide the fellow with a competitive stipend, office space, and modest funds for travel and research. This is also a benefits-eligible position.

DePaul University is a private, Catholic institution with a total enrollment of approximately 20,000 students. The department and the university sustain a strong commitment to undergraduate education and sensitivity to the educational goals of a culturally diverse student population. We seek candidates who will reflect and engage the diversity of the university and its urban community. We specifically solicit applications from people of color, women, and individuals from other historically underrepresented groups. DePaul University is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
All applications must be completed online and should include a letter of interest, a current C.V., sample syllabi for two relevant and/or potential undergraduate courses (including an online course, if possible), a statement of teaching philosophy, contact information for three referees, and a writing sample. Teaching experience in a higher education setting is strongly preferred.

Review of applications will begin August 7, 2020. All evaluations made in connection with applications received are confidential.

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Applicant Documents

Cover Letter(1)
Teaching Statement(1)
Writing Sample(1)
Confidential Letter of Recommendation or Evaluation(3)





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Posted: 9/21/2020
Application Due: 11/20/2020
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