Washington & Jefferson College — Artist / Scholar in Residence for Inclusion Initiatives

Washington & Jefferson College seeks an experienced artist or scholar who can contribute to our inclusion and diversity initiatives on campus through teaching, dynamic out-of-class interactions with students and faculty, and a public event during a one-semester full-time residency. Candidates should possess a Master’s degree or at least 5 years of professional experience; college level teaching experience preferred; a body of artistic work, research, or scholarship; and a willingness to engage with Washington & Jefferson students and colleagues on issues of inclusion and diversity. The appointment will last from Aug. 15 – Dec. 23, 2018, and entails the following responsibilities, constituting 25-30 hours of institutional commitments per week:

  • The artist/scholar will teach one semester-long course on a topic choice related to diversity and inclusion. The scholar will be affiliated with a relevant department on campus.
  • The artist/scholar will be expected to actively seek out interactions with students beyond the classroom, and will participate in student-focused campus events relevant to the position.
  • The artist/scholar will be expected to act as a collegial member of the college community by participating in occasional workshops, colloquia, and other faculty or community meetings and events.
  • Pursue independent artistic or scholarly work.
  • Give one public performance or presentation of artistic or scholarly work.

To apply, submit an application letter, description of proposed course, sample of artistic or scholarly work, and contact information for 3 references by Nov. 17, 2017 to hr@washjeff.edu. This grant-funded position has a compensation package that includes a $20,000 stipend. Additionally, housing and an on-campus meal plan will be provided.

Washington and Jefferson College (W&J), a residential, selective liberal arts college located thirty miles from the thriving city of Pittsburgh, PA., is searching for teacher-scholars who are dedicated to creating a personal, connected and transformative learning experience for an increasingly diverse 21st century student body. We seek creative and adaptable individuals who are able to establish an inclusive educational environment in which everyone’s voice is heard and appreciated and individuality is celebrated. W&J is dedicated to the values of a liberal arts education that is both liberating and practical, promotes the close interaction between faculty and students, and supports a community committed to multicultural and global understanding.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, W&J College complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, gender identity, or national origin.

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