UW-Platteville University Fellows Program For increasing diversity among faculty: Portuguese

University Fellows Program For increasing diversity among faculty: Portuguese

Job Details

University Fellowships will be awarded via a national search administered by the Assistant Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion on behalf of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. The fellowships will be given to individuals who, in the judgment of the departments, deans, and Assistant Chancellor, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

This year the program will award one fellowship in the area of PORTUGUESE. The University Fellows program provides one year of support (renewable for up to three years) for individuals who are ABD in a relevant doctoral program.

Nine-month stipend: $36,000

Excellent benefits

Qualifications

Eligibility

  • Eligibility to apply for the University Fellows program is limited to Ph.D., D.Ed., or Sc.D. degree candidates studying in an eligible discipline at an accredited educational institution. Applicants should expect to finish the dissertation no later than Summer 2017.
  • Applicants must relocate to Platteville, WI during the fellowship.

Criteria for Selection

  • The following will be considered as positive factors in choosing successful candidates:
  • Evidence of superior academic achievement
  • Degree of promise of continuing achievement as scholars and teachersCapacity to respond in pedagogically productive ways to the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds
  • Sustained personal engagement with communities that are underrepresented in the academy and an ability to bring this asset to learning, teaching, and scholarship at the college and university level
  • Likelihood of using the diversity of human experience as an educational resource in teaching and scholarship
  • Membership in one or more of the following groups:
    • Racial and/or ethnic minority groups
    • People of color
    • First generation college students
    • People with disabilities
    • People identifying as LGBTQ
  • Review panels may also look at additional factors such as the likelihood that the applicant will fully utilize 9 to 12 months of support prior to receiving the doctorate.

Responsibilities:

Teaching responsibilities will include Elementary Portuguese and a course in the Spanish program (fall semester) and Elementary Portuguese and course on Latin America (spring semester). Appointment consists of 50% teaching and 50% release time for focus on research/scholarship which leads to either the completion of a doctoral degree or the establishment of a scholarly portfolio to aid with career opportunities.

Campus Information:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

Special Notes:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. The names of nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing that their identities be kept confidential, and of all finalists, will be released upon request. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

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To Ensure Consideration:

In order to be reviewed, materials must be received by May 17, 2014.

To Apply:

Please submit the following:

  • Current CV or resume
  • Statement of research (two-page limit, double-spaced)
  • Abstract of dissertation (one-page limit)
  • Personal statement (not to exceed two pages, double-spaced) that describes the applicant's background and experience and commitment to the University Fellows Program by addressing all of the following that apply:
  • the applicant's capacity to respond in pedagogically productive ways to the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds
  • the applicant's sustained personal engagement with communities that are underrepresented in the academy and ability to bring this asset to learning, teaching and scholarship at the college or university level
  • the applicant's likelihood of using the diversity of human experience as an educational resource in teaching and scholarship, and
  • membership in one or more of the following groups:
    • Racial and/or ethnic minority groups
    • People of color
    • First generation college students
    • People with disabilities
    • People identifying as LGBTQ
  • Names and contact information of a minimum of three references (one of whom must be a professor on your dissertation committee)

Direct all questions to:

Katherine Landon

Administrative Assistant

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Email: landonka@uwplatt.edu

608-342-6152

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