Ithaca College — Diversity Scholars Fellowship (Communications)

The Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College announces its Diversity Scholars Fellowship Program search for 2017-18. Housing two post MFA and/or MS fellows in residence, this program supports promising scholars who are committed to diversity in the academy and who will contribute to the breadth and depth of the academic curriculum.

We welcome applicants with strong artistic or professional achievements in media production or scholarship who have recently completed a master’s degree in a field related to the undergraduate degrees offered by the Park School ( and who wish to become better positioned for full-time careers as professors in higher education.

Position Responsibilities and Terms of Fellowship:

Fellowships are for the academic year (August 16, 2017 to May 31, 2018) and are non-renewable. Fellows will receive a $32,000 stipend, full health benefits, $5,000 in travel/professional development support, relocation reimbursement, office space, access to the Park School studios, media production equipment and labs, along with Ithaca College and Cornell University libraries.

Fellows will teach one course in the fall semester and one course in the spring semester; will be mentored by senior professors and our Center for Faculty Excellence; will be engaged in planning and executing special events and guest speaker series, and will be expected to share their professional experience with students in master classes and symposia, focusing on providing support to students from underrepresented backgrounds. Fellows are also required to partake in an exit-interview.

Applicants must have obtained an accredited MFA and/or MS degree from a U.S. institution; display evidence of superior academic achievement and a commitment to a career in teaching at the college or university level; and be authorized to work in the United States.

Interested applicants must apply online and attach scanned copies of final transcripts from an accredited MFA and/or MS program showing degree completion; a resume/CV that provides evidence of significant professional or artistic achievement in the area related to their proposed teaching assignments; an essay of no more than 5 pages that describes possible courses or topics fellows would like to teach along with addressing their capacity to respond in pedagogically productive ways to the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds.

Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Screening of applications will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by December 2, 2016.