Fellowships for Teacher-Scholars from Diverse Backgrounds
Pre-Doctoral and Post-Doctoral fellowships are available for teacher-scholars who have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. except the dissertation or who have recently completed a PhD or MFA. Available for one year with the possibility of a second year renewal, fellowships are open to United States citizens or permanent residents from diverse backgrounds who are interested in working in a student and learning centered liberal arts environment. Elon University is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.
Applicants must have completed all doctoral work except the dissertation by the current academic year and must be able to provide evidence that they can complete their dissertation during the fellowship.
- Fellows teach one course each in fall, winter, and spring semesters, work on your research, and participate in departmental and university life. A team of faculty mentors provides support for teaching and scholarship interests.
- Annual $36,000 stipend
- Office with computer
- Library privileges and free cultural and sporting events on campus
- Professional development support
On occasion, we offer Senior Post-Doctoral teaching fellowships for teacher-scholars from diverse backgrounds with an established research agenda and who are interested in gaining teaching experience in a liberal arts environment. These teaching fellowships are not limited to United States citizens or permanent residents. Senior Post-Doctoral teaching fellows teach more than three courses a year. Please inquire if you are interested.
Located in the Piedmont region of North Carolina between Burlington and Greensboro, Elon University enrolls 5,000 students in 50 undergraduate majors and 600 students in its four graduate programs. Elon employs 343 full-time faculty, 84% of whom hold the highest degree in their field. A selective, liberal arts university, Elon is a national model for engaged teaching and learning, consistently scoring among the highest of schools completing the National Survey of Student Engagement. Four-credit hour courses provide time for active student participation. Elon’s average class size is 22.
Between September 15, 2018 and November 3, 2018, please submit the following materials under the subject line “Pre and post doc fellowship 2019” or “Senior Post-Doctoral teaching fellow 2019” to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- An electronic cover letter indicating interest, how your diverse background furthers our goal of building a culturally diverse educational environment, current status of terminal degree, courses you would be able to teach at Elon and research interests
- An electronic copy of your CV
- Electronic evidence of teaching effectiveness, if available
- Names of three references, but please do not sent reference letters
Start date for Fall 2019. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.