Pennsylvania State University Abington — Diversity Pre-Doctoral Fellow

Penn State Abington invites applications for the Diversity Pre-Doctoral Fellowship. This award is designed to provide support and mentorship for a promising scholar who is committed to diversity, with the goal of preparing the scholar for a successful academic career, perhaps including a tenure-track appointment at Penn State or elsewhere.  The fellowship will be for the academic year 2017-2018, with the opportunity for renewal for an additional year. The fellow will teach two courses per semester in their field of expertise. Annual compensation will be $40,000 with a $3000 budget for moving expenses. The fellow will enjoy access to the resources of Penn State University’s library system, mentorship from senior colleagues, and support for conference travel comparable to that of Penn State Abington’s research faculty. The fellowship is open to a wide range of fields, but preference will be given to scholars in fields with existing degree programs at Penn State Abington or areas of need for the college.  Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited doctoral program in the U.S., authorized to work in the U.S., and demonstrate a commitment to and engagement with equity issues. Special consideration will be given to applicants from racial/ethnic groups underrepresented at Penn State Abington.

The fellow must have an approved dissertation proposal and have advanced to candidate status at their home institution.  Successful candidates will show evidence of outstanding academic achievement and promise as teachers and scholars. Candidates should have a capacity to respond in pedagogically productive ways to the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and a commitment to engaging communities underrepresented in the academy. This position is supported, in part, by the Office of the Vice Provost for Education Equity at Penn State.  Applicants should submit a current C.V. and cover letter describing the applicant’s dissertation project. The letter should address the dissertation’s aims, methodologies, and contribution to its field, and any other information the applicant would like to present; a letter from the dissertation adviser, commenting on the student’s performance, potential, and expected time to degree; and an official transcript.  Penn State Abington is a commonwealth campus of The Pennsylvania State University. It is located approximately 15 miles north of center city Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The campus is set on 45 acres of wooded land, and includes a duck pond, wooded trails, and many species of hardwood trees. The roughly 4,000 undergraduate students comprise a remarkably diverse group. The campus is served by a full-time faculty of approximately 110 professors, with an average class size of 24 students. Penn State Abington offers two associate degree programs and 18 baccalaureate degree programs. Students may also complete the first two years of any of 160 Penn State baccalaureate programs at the Abington campus and then change assignment to the Penn State University Park campus. Penn State Abington has full NCAA Division III status. For more information about the campus, visit

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