Heanon Wilkins Faculty Fellows/Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor
- Miami University
- Oxford, OH
- Faculty Jobs
- Arts & Humanities, Ethnic & Cultural Studies
- Position Type
- Tenured & Tenure-Track
- Employment Type
- Full Time
- Institution Type
- Four-Year Institution
Job no: 501136
Department: Provost & VP for Acad Affairs
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Faculty
Status: Full Time
Heanon Wilkins Faculty Fellows/Visiting Assistant Professor or InstructorJob Summary:
Provost & VP for Academic Affairs: Miami University’s Heanon Wilkins Fellows program recruits annual cohorts of up to ten (10) scholars whose interests align with Miami’s core values of diversity and community with a particular commitment to inclusive excellence. Heanon Wilkins Fellows are paired with dedicated mentoring and intentional preparation for a career in higher education, ideally as member of Miami’s permanent staff or faculty. In 2022-23, we have 3-5 returning fellows and space to add up to 5-7 more.
This program is named after Dr. Heanon Wilkins, Miami University's first full-time African-American faculty member. A distinguished professor of Spanish, Portuguese, and Black World Studies, Dr. Wilkins is an enduring and inspirational example of Miami’s teacher-scholar faculty, having received Miami's highest honors in teaching, research, and service. Honoring his impressive legacy, we hope to recruit cohorts of excellent future faculty with a commitment to fostering diversity in higher education to Miami through this program.
Each academic year, we publish a call for applicants whose area(s) of expertise align with areas of expected need in the next two years. Based upon successful annual performance evaluations, fellows will be invited to continue in continuing-contract eligible librarian or faculty positions (including tenure-eligible) as available. This posting is for those interested in pursuing a faculty position. If you are interested in applying as a librarian, please apply, instead, to posting #501139.
We welcome scholars from all disciplines to apply as faculty fellows. We are particularly interested in scholars who will deepen our campus’ interdisciplinary research strength around sustainability and environmental justice. This can include, but is not limited to, those in natural sciences; politics, law and public policy; psychology; critical race and ethnic studies; media, journalism and film; computer science; software engineering; and cybersecurity.
The fellowship is for a minimum of one academic year (9-month faculty appointment) with a strong possibility of reappointment. Faculty fellows have reduced teaching responsibilities in order to foster a vibrant research program. All fellows engage in mentoring and career development; and participate in discussions on inclusive pedagogy and diversity organized by the Offices of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion and the Provost.Minimum Qualifications:
Required: Miami University welcomes early-career candidates who will have completed a doctorate or terminal degree no later than December 31, 2023 and not more than four years prior to the August 2023 appointment date.
Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States on a fulltime and indefinite basis.Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of proposed research (one to five pages) indicating area or discipline, statement of teaching philosophy, and sample scholarship, and a 1-page diversity statement addressing how you are prepared to work in an environment with people from cultures and environments different from your own. Discuss your contributions (or potential contributions) to the university’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Letters of recommendation may be requested from the references listed in the application and do not have to be included at the time of application; the dissertation advisor should be one of those references. Inquiries may be directed to Dana Cox at [email protected]Diversity Statement:
Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.
For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.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.Labor Law Posters for Applicants:
Miami University is committed to providing up-to-date information from the Department of Labor to our applicants for employment. Here, you will find links to the current information regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).Benefit Eligible:
YesDate to Begin Screening Applicants:
Screening of applications begins January 2, 2023 and will continue on a rolling basis until all fellowships are filled.
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: 05 Dec 2022 Eastern Standard Time
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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