Allegheny College Diversity Teaching Fellowship Program

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Allegheny College
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Meadville, PA

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Allegheny College Diversity Teaching Fellowship Program March 2nd 2022
Tagged: Community and Justice Studies, Psychology, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies

Allegheny College invites a cohort of applicants for two-year visiting faculty appointments beginning fall 2022 in the Allegheny Diversity Teaching Fellowship Program in these departments: Community and Justice Studies, Psychology, and Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies (there will be one fellow appointed in each department). The Diversity Teaching Fellowship Program is a component of Allegheny College’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Specifically, the program serves as a professional development opportunity with structured mentoring for early career scholars of color seeking faculty positions at liberal arts colleges and universities. While it is expected that candidates have their PhD at the time of appointment (with no more than six years beyond the PhD), ABD candidates with strong qualifications will be considered. Fellows will be appointed as “Visiting Assistant Professor” and receive a competitive salary with benefits and support for relocation, research and scholarship, and conference travel. Fellows will have faculty-status at the College. At Allegheny the typical teaching load is 3-3, however, fellows will have a reduced teaching load in each year of the fellowship. Fellows will receive office space and library support. During the two-year fellowship, fellows will have teaching and research mentors in support of their professional development. The fellowship is not renewable beyond the second year but is intended as an opportunity to gain teaching experience, enhance scholarship, connect with a vibrant academic learning community, and to serve as a springboard for building career pathways.

Ideal candidates will have expertise and teaching success in one of these areas:

Community and Justice Studies: Interdisciplinary undergraduate courses in race and ethnic studies, American Studies, Education Policy, Sociology, Justice Studies, Community Action, Political Science, and/or other related fields. The fellow would be asked to teach Introduction to Community & Justice Studies, Theories in Justice Studies, and an elective within the fellow’s field of study. Application materials should be sent to Dr. Heather Moore Roberson at [email protected].

Psychology: Psychology undergraduate courses, especially Introductory Psychology and Research Methods. There will be an opportunity to teach a course in the candidate’s area of expertise. Application materials should be sent to Dr. Lydia Eckstein at [email protected].

Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies: Interdisciplinary and intersectional undergraduate courses in women’s, gender & sexuality studies. The fellow would be asked to teach Introduction to Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Queer Lives or/and Social Movements, with an opportunity to teach a course in the candidate’s area of expertise. Application materials should be sent to Dr. M. Soledad Caballero at [email protected].

Please send the following materials, ideally combined into one PDF, to the contact person listed above for the position of interest: letter of application that describes your teaching philosophy and area of scholarship/creative activity, CV, a one-to-two-page personal statement, discussing how your past, planned, or potential contributions or experiences relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance Allegheny’s commitment to inclusive excellence, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; to receive consideration, all application materials must be submitted by April 1, 2022.

Allegheny College is a national private liberal arts college in NW Pennsylvania with an increasingly diverse student body and a dedicated faculty of teacher-scholars. Allegheny’s undergraduate residential education prepares young adults for successful, meaningful lives by promoting students’ intellectual, moral, and social development and encouraging personal and civic responsibility. Allegheny’s faculty and staff combine high academic standards and a commitment to the exchange of knowledge with a supportive approach to learning. Graduates are equipped to think critically and creatively, write clearly, speak persuasively, and meet challenges in a diverse, interconnected world. Allegheny College is deeply committed to creating an inclusive community that actively challenges racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of bias (see Allegheny College Statement of Community).

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. We encourage applications from candidates who share this understanding and will contribute to the diversity of our college community. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

Posted: March 2, 2022

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Our Mission

Allegheny’s undergraduate residential education prepares young adults for successful, meaningful lives by promoting students’ intellectual, moral, and social development and encouraging personal and civic responsibility. Allegheny’s faculty and staff combine high academic standards and a commitment to the exchange of knowledge with a supportive approach to learning. Graduates are equipped to think critically and creatively, write clearly, speak persuasively, and meet challenges in a diverse, interconnected world. 

Statement of Community

Allegheny students and employees are committed to creating an inclusive, respectful and safe residential learning community that will actively confront and challenge racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of harassment and discrimination. We encourage individual growth by promoting a free exchange of ideas in a setting that values diversity, trust and equality. So that the right of all to participate in a shared learning experience is upheld, Allegheny affirms its commitment to the principles of freedom of speech and inquiry, while at the same time fostering responsibility and accountability in the exercise of these freedoms. This statement does not replace existing personnel policies and codes of conduct.

History - 200 Years

Founded in 1815, Allegheny College ranks among the oldest 1% of colleges and universities and is the 32nd oldest college in the United States. Perhaps as many as 100 colleges were established and failed before the Civil War. Allegheny is one of the hardy survivors that testify daily to the determination and vision of those early pioneers of higher education in America.

Allegheny is situated in Meadville, Pa., which was established in 1788 in the French Creek Valley, astride the route traversed by George Washington on his journey to Fort LeBoeuf a generation earlier. In 1815, Meadville was still a raw frontier town of about 400 settlers, of whom an unusually large number had come from Massachusetts and Connecticut. They dreamed of a college that might bring the educational opportunities of New England to the frontier. The Rev. Timothy Alden was recruited to take on the task, and two months after his arrival in April 1815, Allegheny was established-with Alden as its first president. 

Within half a dozen years, Alden succeeded in attracting sufficient funds to begin building a campus, having traveled throughout the eastern states seeking support for a planned library and classroom building. The need of a building to house a library led to the construction, in the 1820s, of Bentley Hall, today a leading example of early American architecture. Designed by Alden, this handsome structure still crowns the hill on which the campus is located. It is named in honor of Dr. William Bentley, who donated his outstanding private library to the College.

Each year, as part of the Commencement ceremony, seniors march through the doors of historic Bentley Hall toward the adventures that await them. In 2015, Allegheny will celebrate its 200-year history and the extraordinary futures of the graduating Bicentennial Class of 2015.

[Contains excerpts from "Through All the Years: A History of Allegheny College"
by Jonathan E. Helmreich, Emeritus Professor of History and College Historian]

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