Frederick Douglass Scholar for the 2018-2019 Academic Year

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Posting Information

Department to which position will be assigned Frederick Douglass Scholar Fellowship
Position Title Frederick Douglass Scholar for the 2018-2019 Academic Year
Position Type Faculty
Application Deadline Date
Tenure Track No
Full-time / Part-time
If Part-time, specify percentage
Temporary / Permanent Temporary
Position Number 2019001
Salary or Wage
Position Start Date

Position Summary Information

Job Description

In keeping with Frederick Douglass’ life of public service and commitment to equity and access, the Frederick Douglass Institutes of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) are offering teaching opportunities to graduate students who are pursuing careers as university faculty. The Douglass Scholars Fellowship is designed to provide professional experiences, mentoring and potential employment opportunities within universities that are strongly committed to cultural diversity. 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.

As a Frederick Douglass Teaching Fellow, scholars will teach and/or co-teach during the 2018-2019 academic year, continue their research, and contribute to the life of the university. Dates of employment vary among universities, but typically run from August 2018 thru May 2019. At the discretion of individual campuses, Douglass scholar applicants may also be considered for full or partial year appointments.

Scholars will be compensated as adjunct faculty, according to each university’s collective bargaining agreement. Additionally, Fellows may be provided housing and travel. 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.

Required Qualifications

Minimum requirements are: Applicant must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident; MA degree completed and enrollment in a terminal degree program (Ph.D., MFA, Ed. D, etc.); academic background in one of the disciplines taught at the university. Demonstrated experience working with diverse student populations.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred: teaching experience; currently ABD or doctorate within last two years. Edinboro University seeks candidates whose research, teaching, or serivce has prepared them to contriubte to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.

Specific Duties
Physical Demands
Diversity Statement

Edinboro University is committed to ensuring compliance with all Title IX, the Clery Act, and CampusSaVE requirements in order to provide safe and equitable educational opportunities for all students. Edinboro University is an equal opportunity educational institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, veteran status, sex and disability in its activities, programs, or employment practices as required by Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Section 504, ADEA and the ADA. For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures and for inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulation, contact the Title IX Coordinator, 219 Meadville Street, Edinboro, PA 16444; Phone: (814)732-2167; Email: Additionally, inquiries concerning Title IX and its implementing regulation can be made to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, Region III, The Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East – Suite 505, Philadelphia, PA 19107; Phone: (215) 656-6010; Fax: (215) 656-6020.

About EUP

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education is located 15 miles south of Erie, Pennsylvania. The university is the region’s largest and most comprehensive public institution. The 585-acre campus is a picturesque area, approximately 100 miles from the educational and cultural centers of Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Buffalo.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Additional application information, including the required application form, can be found at Applicants may also contact the appropriate university contact.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a credential verification and all Act 153 criminal background investigations to include: a report of criminal history information obtained from the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), clearance from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (formerly Department of Public Welfare), and the Federal fingerprint-based criminal history report. Finalists may be required to complete an interview and/or demonstration. Fluency in English language for final candidates will be assessed.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Chronicle Vitae
    • Edinboro University Website
    • Erie Times News
    • PASSHE website
    • Other PASSHE school
    • Regional newspaper - Cleveland Pittsburgh Buffalo
    • HERC
    • Higher Ed
    • the Career Services Office on my campus
    • HBCU Connect
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Education
    • Insight into Diversity
    • Diversity publication (not listed)
    • Academic Careers Online
    • Facebook/LinkedIn
    • Monster/Indeed
    • Equal Opportunity Council
    • Other (not listed)
  2. * Please indicate the highest level of education you have completed:
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree will be obtained by date of employment
    • Master's Degree
    • ABD
    • PhD, Ed.D, DBA, J.D.
  3. * Please indicate your years of teaching experience:
    • No teaching experience
    • less than 2 years of teaching experience
    • 2 or more years but less than 5 years of teaching experience
    • more than 5 years of teaching experience
  4. * Please indicate your interest in employment:
    • Summer 2017
    • Fall 2017
    • Spring 2018
    • Academic Year 2017-18
    • All of the above dependent upon availability

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Graduate Transcripts (Official required if hired)
  4. Frederick Douglass application
Optional Documents
  1. Supplemental Information
  2. Letter of Recommendation 1
  3. Letter of Recommendation 2
  4. Letter of Recommendation 3