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Ithaca College
Ithaca, NY

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Ithaca College announces its Diversity Scholars Fellowship Program search for 2023-2024.

The Ithaca College Diversity Scholars Program was created to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of Ithaca College faculty and, in so doing, bring fresh perspectives to the college’s curriculum and the learning experiences offered to students.

Fellowships are for the academic year (August 15, 2023 to May 31, 2024) and are non-renewable. Scholars will receive a $42,000 stipend, $5,000 in travel/professional development support, relocation reimbursement, office space, health benefits, and access to Ithaca College and Cornell University libraries. Scholars will teach one course in the fall semester and one course in the spring semester; will be mentored by a faculty member in the host department; will be expected to participate in one official function per semester and monthly professionalization meetings; and must partake in an exit-interview. Course must be taught in person.

Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited PhD granting program; display a commitment to a career in teaching at the college or university level and scholarly promise. Applicants must also be authorized to work in the United States. Prior to August 15, 2023, applicants must be advanced to candidacy at their home institution. For PhD candidates this means having an approved dissertation proposal. Preference will be given to candidates in the last year of the writing process.

Applications are welcome in the following areas/departments: Please read the following descriptions and include reference to specific criteria in your cover letter.

Computer Science The Department of Computer Science is looking for candidates who can contribute to our curriculum in every area. However, those outside of artificial intelligence in education, machine learning, mobile development, and networks will be given preference. The successful candidate will teach one section of our Principles of Computer Science course and a junior/senior level course in their area of expertise. Our department is also committed to mentoring the successful candidate in the areas of curriculum development, sustained research, and professional development.

English The Department of Literatures in English seeks a Ph.D. candidate Diversity Scholar with expertise in one or more of the following areas: Indigenous American literature; Asian-American literature; Diasporic Asian literature; pre-1900 African American literature; African Diasporic literature. The successful candidate will teach an introductory course to the candidate’s specialty in the fall, and a special-topics course in the spring.

Exercise Science and Athletic Training In the field of Exercise Science, candidates in the areas of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Exercise Physiology, and Strength & Conditioning are encouraged to apply. Special consideration will be given to candidates whose scholarship focuses on the cultural aspects of sport psychology.

Health Promotion and Physical Education The Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education (name change to Health Sciences and Public Health 2023-24) is seeking a predoctoral fellow with interest or research in one or more of the following areas: 1) Health Disparities, 2) Epidemiology, 3) Policy and Health Care Systems,  

4) social determinants of health. The twelve full-time department faculty are from several different disciplines, including public health, health sciences, social sciences, humanities, and education.

Screen Cultures: Area of specialization is open

Theatre Studies: Within the field of Theatre or Performance Studies, special consideration will be given to candidates whose scholarship focuses on race and theatre in the United States. Additionally, the School of Music, Theatre and Dance welcomes artist/scholars who practice both traditional scholarship and creative activity.

World Languages, Literatures and Cultures: Within the fields of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures, applications are welcome in the areas of French and Francophone Studies and Linguistics.

EEOC Statement:

Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.

To Apply:

Interested applicants must apply online and include (1): unofficial transcripts from an accredited institution; (2) a cover letter outlining your teaching philosophy, teaching experience (if any), research and timeline to degree completion, and experience working with underrepresented groups in your teaching and/or research or service.; (3) a CV; (4) one syllabus of a course you propose to teach and (5); name and contact information of reference (usually an advisor or chair). Applicants will need to upload application materials in a single document.  To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by December 1.

Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000, or  Questions about the Diversity Scholars Program should be directed to Belisa González at or 607-274-3921.

Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position.


Ithaca College is a private residential college in the scenic Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. Located in one of America’s top college towns, IC boasts a lively and sophisticated residential community that takes full advantage of its stunning natural backdrop and a local community rich in arts and culture.

At Ithaca College, faculty and staff work together to make students ready for success in an evolving world. Challenging academic programs promote critical thinking and hands-on learning, and students work closely with experienced and accomplished faculty on innovative research and enlightening coursework. Ithaca’s new strategic plan, IC 20/20, positions the college to offer a truly distinct integrative learning experience.

From its founding in 1892 as the Ithaca Conservatory of Music, Ithaca College has had a distinguished history of interweaving the threads of liberal and professional education. Students are encouraged to study across disciplines at each of the college’s five schools: Business, Communications, Health Sciences and Human Performance, Humanities and Sciences, and Music.

The college is an internationally known and respected coeducational and nonsectarian institution with approximately 6,200 undergraduate and 470 graduate students, who come to Ithaca from nearly every state and over 70 countries. The curriculum provides more than 2,000 courses in over 100 programs of study. While the breadth of its curriculum is normally found only at larger universities, Ithaca holds fast to its tradition of close, personal instruction (11:1 student-faculty ratio).

Rewards of Working at Ithaca College

A preferred employer in its upstate New York region, Ithaca College provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. Faculty and staff also enjoy the kind of uniquely rewarding work environment that can only be found in a vibrant college community.

Ithaca College’s benefits program includes medical, dental, and life insurance, long-term disability plans, and a flexible spending reimbursement account for eligible expenses not covered by other benefits.

Ithaca contributes to the personal and professional development of faculty and staff, and emphasizes the importance of maintaining a healthy work-life balance. With workplace flexibility, community service opportunities, and tools for individual growth, employees are encouraged to take advantage of everything IC has to offer.

Additionally, the college offers educational benefits, retirement options, vacation, sick, and personal leave, statutory benefits, at least 11 paid holidays per year, use of the college's many recreational facilities, and free parking. Employees also enjoy access to many services, including the college library, the Campus Center, and the college’s campus store.

For a more detailed description of benefits available to Ithaca College employees, visit

About the Area

Nestled in the heart of New York State’s Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the vibrant city center. Home to several parks and surrounded by more than 150 waterfalls, Ithaca is an outdoor lover’s paradise. And with more restaurants per capita than New York City, it’s also a food lover’s dream. Activity thrives downtown, where live music, independent cinema, and artistic performances can be found almost any night of the week. Whether you’re looking for natural beauty or urban sophistication, Ithaca has something for everyone.


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