In keeping with Frederick Douglass' life of public service and commitment to equity and access, the Frederick Douglass Institute for Intercultural Research is offering teaching opportunities to graduate students who are pursuing careers as university faculty members and who are entering the final year of terminal degree and/or doctoral programs.

As a Frederick Douglass Scholars Fellow, the scholar will teach and/or co-teach during the summer session(s) or full academic year (depending on term of appointment), continue their research, and contribute to the life of the university. Dates of employment vary among universities. For more details on dates, contact the university of interest. Candidates should indicate their preference and/or if they are willing to be considered for full-year appointments

The Douglass Scholars Fellowships are designed to provide professional experiences, mentoring, and potential employment opportunities within a university that is strongly committed to cultural diversity. At IUP, fellows are sought whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Applicants from diverse cultural backgrounds, especially those from historically underrepresented groups, are encouraged to apply.

Douglass Fellows will be compensated as adjunct faculty, according to the university's collective bargaining agreement. Additionally, Fellows are provided a housing subsidy and travel reimbursement. The appointment is for the scholar alone, not families, and scholars are responsible for their own local transportation. Faculty benefits (office space, computer and network access, and library privileges) are also provided.

Minimum requirements are: Applicant must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident; MA degree completed and enrollment in a terminal degree program (PhD, MFA, EdD, etc.); academic background in one of the disciplines taught at the university. Preferred: teaching experience; currently ABD or doctorate within last two years.

Submit application materials as Word documents or PDF files to Subject line should read "FDI Scholars Fellowship application."