Friday, February 26, 2010


Fellowship position to begin August 15, 2010

The Pre-Doctoral Diversity Fellowship program at Ithaca College supports promising scholars who are committed to diversity in the academy in order to better prepare them for tenure track appointments within liberal arts or comprehensive colleges/universities. The Fellowship in Art History will support a doctoral student in one or more of the following areas: Latin American Art, Latino Art, the Arts of Africa or the Arts of the African diaspora. The fellow will build upon the Department of Art History’s commitment to the cultural and geographical expansion of its curriculum by bringing to the department and its students cutting-edge approaches to the research and teaching of one of these sub-fields. Depending upon the fellow’s scholarly area, opportunities for interaction and scholarly exchange include the college’s Latin American Studies program, its Center for the Study of Race, Culture and Ethnicity, and specialist colleagues in the departments of History, Modern Languages and Literatures, and Anthropology.

Qualifications: Enrollment in an accredited program leading to a Ph.D. degree at a U.S. educational institution and commitment to a career in teaching at the college or university level are required. Prior to August 15, 2010, the fellow must be advanced to candidacy at his or her home institution with an approved dissertation proposal. Preference will be given to those candidates in the final writing stages of their dissertation. Candidates must also be authorized to work in the United States.

Successful candidates will show evidence of superior academic achievement, a high degree of promise of continuing achievement as scholars and teachers, a capacity to respond in pedagogically productive ways to the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds, sustained personal engagement with communities that are underrepresented in the academy and an ability to bring this asset to learning, teaching, and scholarship at the college and university level, and a likelihood of using the diversity of human experience as an educational resource in teaching and scholarship. Underrepresented candidates whose exclusion from membership in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are strongly encouraged to apply.

Terms of fellowship: this fellowship is for the academic year August 15, 2010 to May 31, 2011 and is non-renewable. The fellow will receive a $20,000 stipend, housing or a housing allowance of $8000, $5000 in research support, office space, and access to Ithaca College and Cornell University libraries. The fellow will teach one course in their area of specialty in the fall semester and one in the spring semester. The fellow will be invited to speak about her/his dissertation research in relevant classes and at special events at Ithaca College and will be encouraged to engage in intellectual dialog within the department and across the campus.

Interested individuals should apply online at, and attach a letter of interest and a curriculum vita. Questions about the online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-1207. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Under separate cover, please arrange to have two letters of reference sent to: Chair, Department of Art History, Ithaca College, 1160 Gannett Center, Ithaca, NY 14850-7275.

Ithaca College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Members of underrepresented groups (including people of color, persons with disabilities, military veterans and women) are encouraged to apply.

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