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Brown Visiting Teacher-Scholar Fellow - Displaced Ukraine Scholar

Employer
Stetson University
Location
Deland, Florida
Salary
Salary is competitive.
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Stetson University, College of Arts and Sciences

Position:  Brown Visiting Teacher-Scholar Fellow

Stetson University invites applications for the position of Brown Visiting Teacher-Scholar Fellow from displaced or at-risk scholars at institutions of higher education in Ukraine.  This is a full-time, 9-month position beginning in August 2022, offered as part of a new initiative at Stetson University to support Ukrainians displaced by war.

Qualifications:
We seek a dedicated and engaging teacher and productive scholar who is passionate about undergraduate education and who will engage with our on-campus community.  The successful candidate will have demonstrated teaching and/or mentoring of undergraduates and a record of scholarly publication in their area of expertise. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in a discipline or interdisciplinary area offered by the College of Arts and Sciences. The exact field or specialty area is open, as long as the candidate’s teaching and scholarship strengthen the undergraduate program at Stetson. English language proficiency is required.

Responsibilities:  
As a liberal learning institution, Stetson focuses on education of students through a strong foundation in General Education, deep disciplinary training, and experiential learning. Thus, this fellow position involves both undergraduate teaching and research. The teaching load is two courses per semester. The fellow will also engage with a small cohort of displaced Ukrainian students who will arrive at Stetson in August 2022 as a part of a broader initiative at Stetson University. The fellow will be matched with a faculty mentor at Stetson based on their area of expertise for additional support and mentorship.

The Cici and Hyatt Brown Visiting Teacher-Scholar Fellows Program:
The Brown Visiting Teacher-Scholar Fellows Program is the flagship program of the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence at Stetson University, a central resources for promoting faculty vitality and vibrancy to advance learning. The Fellows Program prepares faculty leaders who inspire excellence in learning, teaching, research, and service; in turn, Fellows leave inspired to lead. During their residency, Fellows develop their role as teacher-scholar leaders and bring their expertise to the Stetson learning community. We are excited to create this special emergency position within the existing Brown Visiting Teacher-Scholar Fellows Program to support a displaced Ukrainian colleague.

The College of Arts and Sciences:
Stetson’s College of Arts and Sciences (http://www.stetson.edu/portal/artsci/) is the largest and most diverse of the University’s colleges and schools; it includes the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, education, and creative arts.  With nineteen academic departments and nine interdisciplinary programs, the College is the liberal arts core of the University.  A great strength of the College is its faculty of approximately 140 full-time teacher-scholars.  The College offers 31 undergraduate majors and 34 undergraduate minors; six graduate degrees are offered in Education, Counselor Education, and Creative Writing.  Every undergraduate major requires a senior research project, giving students the opportunity to design and carry out independent research under faculty mentorship.  Our academic programs are shaped by the values of social justice and civic responsibility.  All of our courses and programs of study promote engaged learning, whereby students create connections between the classroom or lab and the local, regional, and global community.  The academic programs of the College of Arts and Sciences prepare students to live significant lives, to interact with and positively affect the world around them.

The University: 
Founded in 1883, Stetson University (http://www.stetson.edu) is a private, selective university comprised of a rich array of liberal arts and professional academic programs. Collectively, Stetson’s faculty works with nearly 4,000 students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The University’s historic main campus, located in DeLand, enrolls more than 3,000 students in undergraduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Business Administration, and the School of Music. Stetson University College of Law, Florida’s first law school, moved from the main campus to Gulfport in 1954, and, with the addition of the Tampa Law Center, serves approximately 1,000 students working full-time or part-time toward J.D. or LL.M. degrees. Graduate programs offered include Business, Accounting, Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Creative Writing. Florida’s oldest private institution of higher learning, Stetson has regularly been ranked among the best regional
universities in the Southeast and was the first private college in Florida to be granted a chapter of Phi
Beta Kappa.

Stetson University provides an inspiring education that engages students with rigorous academic and
creative study grounded in liberal learning and promotes civic values of personal and social
responsibility. Working closely with faculty and with one another, students cultivate abilities to explore
issues deeply, think critically, reason empirically, speak persuasively, and connect ideas creatively. Firmly
committed to inclusive excellence, our vibrant community of teacher-scholars nurtures the potential of
individual students to lead lives of significance and prepares each to meet the challenges of shaping the
future—locally, nationally, and globally. Stetson University affirms cultural diversity and inclusion as a
core value of academic excellence.

The Community:
DeLand is a picturesque residential community of 32,000 located 20 miles west of Daytona Beach and 35 miles northeast of Orlando. The area offers extensive cultural as well as recreational activities.

Salary:  Salary is competitive. Visa and relocation support, as well as assistance with securing housing, will be available.

Starting Date:  August 1, 2022

Application:
To apply, candidates must complete an online form with the following information:

  1. Two short (500 words or less) statements regarding the candidate’s research and undergraduate teaching interests as they relate to the position,
  2. A curriculum vitae (or a link to a website where it can be accessed), and
  3. The names and contact information for two recommenders  (at least one of which should be able to evaluate the candidate’s teaching ability)

In their materials, candidates are encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate a commitment to social justice, diversity, and inclusion.

Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

Application materials may be submitted electronically to the search committee at: https://forms.office.com/r/hGqaCtMW3d.  Please direct questions to [email protected].

Stetson University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that affirms cultural diversity and inclusion as a core value of academic excellence at Stetson University. We are committed to achieving equal access in education, employment, and participation through the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds, and to meaningful academic and intellectual transformation in curriculum, research and service. We are dedicated to actions and policies that foster a community in which individuals with various identities, cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints work together to create opportunities for engagement through rewarding and fulfilling careers and personal experiences in a culturally and racially diverse society and a globalized world. We strongly encourage members of historically under-represented and economically-disadvantaged groups and women to apply for employment. Stetson University is an EEO, ADA, ADEA, and GINA employer.

 

Organization

Stetson University is located in DeLand, Fla., with a second campus in Gulfport, Fla. and two satellite centers. Founded in 1883 by Henry A. DeLand as the DeLand Academy and later renamed Stetson University to honor its benefactor, John B. Stetson, the university has a storied history of leadership, values and significance. The university is home to many Florida firsts, including the first collegiate newspaper, the oldest schools of business administration and music, the first college of law and was the state's first private university to integrate.

But our story is about more than the buildings at our campuses and those who helped build them; it's really about our students.

The university is led by President Wendy B. Libby, supported by administrative offices which provide services and resources to students and faculty. Stetson University is home to 73 academic programs in four divisional areas and with undergraduate and graduate studies offered in many areas. The university is accreditedby numerous accrediting agencies, including the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and curriculum is closely aligned with the marketplace to prepare students for life after Stetson. Undergraduate leadership, research, volunteer service and participatory activities flourish at all four of the university's locations.

At Stetson University, graduation isn't the end goal. It's just one stop along the way as students pursue something greater for themselves and the world around them.

At Stetson University, we dare students to be significant.

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