University of Maryland Baltimore County — UMBC Fellows for Faculty Diversity Program, 2023-2025 Cohort VII

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Call for Applications

The UMBC Department of Theatre invites applications for Cohort VII of the UMBC Fellows for Faculty Diversity Program. Theatre practitioners and scholars from any disciplines of theatre, drama, or performance studies, who are interested in an academic career, are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have, or be on their way to completing, a terminal degree in theatre or a related field (such as an MFA, PhD or DFA).

UMBC Theatre fosters artistically innovative and socially engaged graduates in a leading liberal arts program. Using the latest technologies and practices, we experiment with theatrical forms, create provocative new work, and give voice where it is most needed. The Department serves approximately 125 majors & minors; degree programs include Acting BFA, and Theatre BA (Design & Production or Theatre Studies track). Classes and rehearsals are conducted in our PAHB’s state-of-the-art studios, shops, and theaters. Productions have received numerous KC/ACTF awards and national festival invitations, and faculty engage in a wide range of creative work, teaching, and research that engages a diverse student body.

Program Description

The University of Maryland Baltimore County invites applications for Cohort VII of the UMBC Fellows for Faculty Diversity Program. UMBC is dedicated to ensuring a diverse, inclusive, and scholarly environment that encourages outstanding individuals to enter the academic profession. The purpose of the Program is to support promising scholars, artists, and creative practitioners, who are committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access in the academy and to prepare those fellows for possible tenure track appointments at UMBC. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals who are members of groups that historically have been underrepresented in the professoriate.

UMBC will appoint recent recipients of a Ph.D. degree, including Ed.D, DFA, and MFA, as Faculty Fellows for a two-year term in-residence fellowship beginning July 1, 2023. Fellows receive a starting stipend of $54,500, health benefits, $5,500 for conference travel, preparation of  scholarly/creative work, and technology needs. Fellows are also provided with office space, library and other privileges at the university. During the two-year fellowship, fellows are provided teaching and research mentors and specialized professional development opportunities. In addition to pursuing their research and or creative/artistic agenda, fellows teach one course a year in their host department.

Applications for study in any field represented at UMBC are welcome. Successful candidates for the Program will be selected on the basis of scholarly and/or creative artistic promise and potential to contribute to UMBC’s values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and access.

Application Instructions

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For best consideration, please submit all application materials to Interfolio by October 7, 2022. Finalists will be contacted mid-November to schedule on-campus interviews before December 16, 2022. FAQs

General questions regarding the program may be addressed to:
Dr. Autumn Reed, Assistant Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs