This is a full-time temporary appointment for the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters.
The Frederick Douglass Institute Visiting Scholar Program at California University of Pennsylvania is designed to provide opportunities for exceptional new scholars from underrepresented groups to gain teaching and research experience while exploring employment opportunities within the university. Opportunities exist for a pre-doctoral or post-doctoral scholar. The University provides professional development activities and professional mentoring to ensure that the selected scholar attains their highest level of achievement within their respective fields.
The successful applicant must be capable of and committed to effective teaching, program level assessment of student learning and working with diverse populations.
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES include involvement with departmental, college-wide, and university committees. Also, in accordance with the terms of the collective bargaining agreement between the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and APSCUF, the successful applicant might be assigned to perform work at off-campus sites, in the evening/weekend college and/or provide instruction through online and/or other distance education methods.
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Required Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:
The pre-doctoral scholar will be required to teach courses in his/her discipline and participate in department and university-wide activities. In addition, the pre-doctoral scholar will present his/her dissertation research to the university community. Qualifications include ABD (or in the final stages of completion of the appropriate terminal degree for the field) and evidence of scholarly activity (i.e., research projects, teaching, community service). The post-doctoral scholar will be required to teach courses in her/his discipline, participate in departmental and university-wide activities, and present recent research to the university community. In addition, the post-doctoral scholar is expected to be involved in university diversity initiatives. Candidates for the post-doctoral position must have been awarded a doctoral degree within two years of application.
In addition to the aforementioned requirements, in order to be a leading applicant in this search, the applicant must be fluent in the English language, be able to communicate well, be experienced in program-level assessment of student learning and the effective use of innovative curricular approaches that are student-centered, inquiry-based, and hands-on oriented. The candidate must also be able to demonstrate outstanding potential for excellence in teaching through a successful