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Heanon Wilkins Faculty Fellows/Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor

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Miami University
Location
Oxford, OH
Closing date
Jul 8, 2021

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Job no: 497202
Department: Provost & VP for Acad Affairs
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Faculty
Categories: Teaching
Status: Full Time
Temporary: Yes

Job Title:

Heanon Wilkins Faculty Fellows/Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor

Job Summary:

The Wilkins Fellows program is named after Professor Emeritus Heanon Wilkins, Miami University's first full-time African-American faculty member. A distinguished professor of Spanish, Portuguese, and Black World Studies, Professor Wilkins received Miami's highest honors in teaching, research, and service, and we honor him with the Wilkins Fellows program. The Wilkins Fellows program is designed to provide those with a strong interest in pursuing a career as a faculty member with dedicated mentoring and intentional preparation for a career in higher education as a faculty member. Our hope is that a significant number of Fellows will choose to apply for positions at Miami and join our ranks of exceptional and dedicated faculty.

Each academic year, we attempt to call for Fellows that align with expected areas of need in the future. The opportunities for Heanon Wilkins Fellows will vary based on the needs of the academic departments. We encourage applications from all areas with particular interest in faculty with expertise in the following areas:

  • African American History
  • Public Law or Race & Politics/Policy
  • Global and Intercultural Studies: International Studies; Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • French Second-Language Acquisition
  • Sociology & Social Justice
  • Engineering (all disciplines welcome)
  • Computer Science (all sub-disciplines welcome)
  • Farmer School of Business (all disciplines welcome)
  • Nursing
  • Physician Assistant
  • Public administration

The Fellowship is for one full academic year (9-month faculty appointment) with the possibility of reappointment to support longer-term research initiatives and projects. Heanon Wilkins Fellows have reduced teaching responsibilities in order to foster a vibrant research program, receive mentoring and career development support, and the opportunity to engage with highly accomplished teacher-scholar faculty colleagues and exceptionally strong students. The Fellows program is designed to prepare individuals to be highly competitive in future faculty searches, especially those we anticipate at Miami University. Thus, there is a strong potential for Fellows to be competitive for both tenure track and/or teaching/clinical professor or lecturer (TCPL) positions, although this is not guaranteed.

Minimum Qualifications:

Miami University welcomes early-career candidates who have completed (or anticipate completing) their doctorate or terminal degree not more than four years prior to the August 2021 appointment date.

This position is available to persons who are currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time and indefinite basis. (Persons authorized to work on such a basis include US citizens, lawful permanent residents ("green card" holders), asylees, refugees, and temporary residents under IRCA.)

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of proposed research (one to five pages) indicating area or discipline, statement of teaching philosophy, and sample scholarship. Letters of recommendation will be requested from the references listed in the application; the dissertation advisor should be one of those references. Inquiries about the position can be directed to Dana Cox at [email protected].

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:

Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to [email protected] or 513-529-3560. As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at: http://www.MiamiOH.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.

Benefit Eligible:

Yes

Date to Begin Screening Applicants:

Screening of applications begins March 5, 2021 and continues until May 1, 2021; decisions are typically made by the end of June.

A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact [email protected] or (513) 529-3560.

Advertised: 16 Dec 2020 Eastern Standard Time

Organization

Nationally recognized as one of the country's most outstanding undergraduate institutions, Miami University is a public university located in Oxford, Ohio (35 miles north of Cincinnati), with regional locations in Hamilton, Middletown, and West Chester, Ohio, and the John E. Dolibois European Center in Luxembourg. Miami combines a wide range of strong academic programs with the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions. A liberal education core complements the more specialized studies of the majors.

Along with an impressive number of opportunities to gain practical, hands-on and immersive experiences, Miami is distinguished by a faculty who enjoy teaching and mentoring students. Recognized as a "Public Ivy" by Richard Moll in his 1985 book about America's flagship universities, Miami is consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s best schools for “unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.” This commitment to teaching is demonstrated in the University's record of exceptional retention and graduation rates-which are among highest for NCAA Division I schools. Miami also regularly ranks among the top public doctoral university in the country for study abroad participation by undergraduate students.

Chartered in 1809, Miami is the 10th oldest public university in the nation. Enrollment includes almost 15,000 undergraduates and more than 2,200 graduate students on the Oxford campus, which is lauded for its exceptional beauty. The charming, historic uptown area of Oxford is adjacent to the campus.

Miami offers bachelor degrees in over 100 areas of study and master's degrees in more than 50 areas; the University also offers a number of doctoral degrees.

More information on Miami may be obtained via http://www.miamioh.edu.

Miami University is deeply committed to the success of every member of the community. At Miami, our mission is to empower each student, staff, and faculty member to promote and become engaged citizens who use their acquired knowledge and skills with integrity and compassion to improve the future of the community and the world.

The Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity (OEEO) exists to provide an inclusive, equitable, working, living, and learning environment to members of the Miami University community. OEEO provides members of the university community a place to obtain guidance for providing equal opportunity in personnel matters, and to resolve issues of harassment and discrimination

The Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity (OEEO) ensures that Miami University provides an equitable environment for students, faculty, and staff. This will be achieved with compassion, understanding, and fairness to all parties involved and act as a resource for all members of the university community.

Office of Diversity Affairs is located at 336 Shriver Center 3rd Floor. The Main Office line is (513) 529-6504.

Janine Todd, Program Associate
Mr. Gerald Yearwood, Senior Administrative Director
Dr. Juanita S. Tate, Director of Divisional Initiatives
Demere Woolway, Assistant Director of ODA & Coordinator of GLBTQ Services
Yvania Garcia-Pusateri, M.S., Assistant Director & Coordinator of Diverse Student Development

Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity is located at 219 E. Spring Street Oxford, OH 45056. The Main line is (513) 529-7157.

Kenya Ash, Director, Title IX Coordinator & Section 504/ADA Coordinator
Kristie Marcum, Associate Director
Tandy Hamm, Assistant Director
Janet Fink, Administrative Assistant

For a list of contacts involved in diversity-related efforts, see Diversity Contacts (PDF 229KB).

As part of institutional diversity and inclusion goals, our efforts diligently center on four core areas: recruitment, retention, curriculum and climate. These core areas are addressed through key initiatives that are tailored to faculty, staff, and students and are executed either through programs and support from our office or in collaboration with other university offices, departments, and programs. In addition, we also value relationships with our community partners who also work with us to promote diversity and inclusion at Miami.

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