University of New Orleans — Dissertation Fellowships For Multiple Disciplines

Dissertation Fellowships For Multiple Disciplines

University of New Orleans

The University of New Orleans is a welcoming and inclusive university in one of
America's most diverse and culturally vibrant cities.

The University of New Orleans (UNO) welcomes applications from advanced Ph.D. candidates for its Provost's Diversity Dissertation Fellowships.

Four Fellowships Available in Various Disciplines

The program, administered by the Office of Faculty Affairs, will offer up to four fellowships for the 2022-2023 academic year to aspiring teacher-scholars who belong to groups that are underrepresented in UNO's faculty. The fellowships are open to all disciplines taught at UNO. The fellowships will be funded for one year with the possibility of renewal for another year only. Each Fellow will be assigned a faculty mentor.

Fellows will be eligible for employee benefits programs including health insurance.

UNO Welcomes Job Applicants from Diverse Backgrounds

The Provost's Diversity Dissertation Fellowship Program is part of UNO's strategic effort to increase the racial, ethnic, and gender diversity of the University's faculty to reflect the demographic diversity of metropolitan New Orleans as well as to enrich the culture of our campus and the learning experience of our students.

Founded in 1958, the University of New Orleans was the first integrated university to open in the South. Given its history of educational access for all, UNO is committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion – core values that inform all we do. We pride ourselves on being a welcoming and inclusive educational community that understands and appreciates the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion in fulfilling our mission and realizing our vision.

Job Summary

  • Fellows will be required to teach one undergraduate course in the fall semester and one in the spring in the academic
    department in which they will be housed.
  • Fellows will also be expected to work on completing their dissertation and engaging in relevant research, scholarly, or
    creative activities at the University.
  • Additionally, fellows will participate in activities related to diversity, equity, and inclusion at UNO.

    Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Must have successfully completed all requirements for the doctoral degree except the dissertation.
  • Must be at an advanced (final) dissertation-writing stage.
  • Must have at least one year teaching experience at the undergraduate level.
  • Must be a member of an underrepresented group in an academic discipline that is taught at UNO. Examples of underrepresented individuals may include, but are not limited to:
    > a female in a majority male field/department/program or a male in a majority female field/department/program;
    > an individual from a racial or ethnic minority population underrepresented in a field/department/program or an individual from a racial or ethnic majority population underrepresented in a field/department/program;
    > an individual with a disability;
    > a veteran of the U.S. military; et cetera.
  • Must not have earned a doctoral degree at any time and in any field.
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. (These fellowships are not eligible for visa sponsorship.)

    Desired Qualifications

  • Evidence of experience teaching culturally diverse students or working with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with inclusive pedagogical practices.

    Closing Date
    Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. However, we strongly encourage the submission of application by March 28, 2022.

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