Friday, October 12, 2007

USF dissertation fellowship program

details regarding USF's minority scholars dissertation fellowship program have just been released. if you are an underrepresented ethnic minority scholar who plans to spend 2008-2009 finishing your dissertation, you should totally apply.


The University of San Francisco invites applications from underrepresented ethnic minority scholars for the USF Dissertation Fellowship Program for academic year 2008-2009.

Program: Scholars complete the dissertation and initiate an ongoing program of scholarly or creative work, and become familiar with the usual service responsibilities of a university faculty member. Scholars teach one course in the discipline each semester and serve the University in various capacities. The Program provides a stipend of $32,000 and limited support for relocation and research-related expenses. Additional support includes office space,
computer and library privileges.

Qualifications: Scholars are members of one of the following groups: African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, or American Indians, and are U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents. Candidates must have completed all course work leading to the doctorate by Summer 2008, and must be considering a career in college teaching in one of the following fields: Education (International and Multicultural Education; Leadership Studies; Teacher Education; Counseling Psychology [School Counseling]); Arts and Sciences (Communication Studies; Music - Ethnic Musicology; Media Studies; Politics; Sociology; Theology and Religious Studies, Biology, Philosophy, Clinical Psychology [Experimental Psychopathology and/or Forensic Psychology]); Business and Management (Accounting; Finance; Marketing; International Business; High Technology Business Strategy; Management and Leadership; Entrepreneurship); or Nursing.

Applicants should submit a letter of application (indicating area of expertise), curriculum vitae, transcripts, dissertation prospectus, brief description of research plans, evidence of teaching ability (including student evaluations), and three letters of recommendation to:

Gerardo Marín, Ph.D., Vice Provost
Dissertation Scholars Search
University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton Street, LMR 423
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080

Complete applications must be received by January 15, 2008, to ensure full consideration.

The University of San Francisco is a Jesuit Catholic university founded in 1855 to educate leaders who will fashion a more humane and just world. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to work in a culturally diverse environment and to contribute to the mission of the University.

USF is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to affirmative action and to excellence through diversity. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities upon request.


tejanota said...

hm. but so then those of us doing literary studies--interdisciplinary lit studies, with a popular culture component--aren't eligible? just checking... i've been looking forward to applying for this fellowship, but maybe the fields rotate every year? i recall that i would have been eligible before...

thanks for the info! i found more here than i did poring over the USF site, alas.

david silver said...

hello tejanota,

here's how i think it works: each year, all departments are encouraged to apply for this. if they apply and are accepted, their department (whether it is media studies or english or visual arts) are listed on that year's program. so, for example, media studies applied and were accepted and therefore you see us listed on the call for applicants. because english is not listed, i can only assume that they did not apply this year.

please understand that i'm not exactly sure how the process works. your best bet is to contact Gerardo Marín in the provost's office.

i hope this helps tejanota!

tejanota said...

thanks so much! i appreciate the info. i'll contact GM next week.

all best!

Tyrone said...

From the Land of the Terps...

Hello David! This is Tyrone Stewart. Don't know if you remember me but I was starting as you were heading to University of Washington, I believe. I am Dissertating and I Googled more info on the USF fellowship and your name popped up! Starting to believe that this is a small world!