Ethnic Minority Dissertation Fellowship

San Francisco, San Francisco County
Jan 08, 2014

Ethnic Minority Dissertation Fellowship

University of San Francisco

Academic Affairs/Provost Office

Job Type: Temporary

Job Summary:
The University of San Francisco invites applications from underrepresented ethnic minority scholars for the USF Dissertation Fellowship Program for academic year 2014-2015. To qualify for this program, candidates must have completed all course work leading to their doctorate by Summer 2014.

Job Responsibilities:
Program: Scholars complete their dissertation and initiate an ongoing program of scholarly or creative work, while becoming familiar with the usual service responsibilities of a university faculty member. Scholars teach one course in their discipline each semester and serve the University in various capacities. The program provides a stipend of $33,000 and limited support for relocation and research-related expenses. Additional support includes office space, computer and library privileges.

Other Responsibilities
The University of San Francisco is a Jesuit Catholic University founded in 1855 to educate leaders who will fashion a more humane and just world. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to work in a culturally diverse environment and to contribute to the mission of the University.

USF is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to affirmative action and to excellence through diversity. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities upon request.

Qualifications: Scholars are members of one of the following groups: African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Hispanics/Latino/as, or American Indians, and are U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents. Candidates must have completed all course work leading to their doctorate by Summer 2014, and must be considering a career in college teaching in one of the following fields:

Arts & Sciences: Economics, Sociology, Media Studies, Communication Studies (Public Relations, Rhetorical Studies, or Interpersonal Communication), Rhetoric and Public Speaking, Developmental Writing, Applied Linguistics, Second Language Writing, and Rhetoric and Composition.

Education: Counseling Psychology, Leadership Studies, Learning and Instruction, International and Multicultural Education, Teacher Education.

Management: Accounting; Analytics and Technology; Entrepreneurship, Strategy and International Business; Finance and Economics; Hospitality Management; Marketing and Law; Organization, Leadership and Communication; Public and Non-Profit Administration; Military Science.

Nursing: Nursing; Public Health; Clinical Psychology.

Special Instructions Summary

Applicants should submit via mail a letter of application (indicating area of expertise), curriculum vitae, transcripts, dissertation prospectus, brief description of research plans, evidence of teaching ability (including student evaluations), and three letters of recommendation to:

Mary J. Wardell-Ghirarduzzi, Ed.D.
Vice Provost
Dissertation Scholars Search
University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080

Official transcripts should be submitted by both undergraduate and graduate institutions. Complete applications must be received by February 15, 2014 to ensure full consideration.

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EEO Policy
The University of San Francisco is an equal opportunity institution of higher education. As a matter of policy, the University does not discriminate in employment, educational services and academic programs on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age (except minors), sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related and genetic-related) and disability, and the other bases prohibited by law. The University reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities under the law.