Call for Applications: Spring 2020 Faculty Fellowships
Are you interested to pursue racial/social justice research that works closely with community organizations?
Are you interested to pursue administrative work at UofL that is boundary-crossing and advances transdisciplinary racial and social justice research?
The A&S Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research (ABI) is recruiting 2 new Spring 2020 faculty fellowships, with possible extension into AY2020-21.
- Administrative Fellow: The ideal candidate has an interest in combining university administration with community engagement and a demonstrated ability to bring groups of people together. This person will work closely with the director on some combination of the following: program and project planning, budgeting, community relationship- building, student and staff mentoring, grant writing, and/or philanthropic fundraising.
- Research Fellow: The ideal candidate is an intersectional, interdisciplinary thinker and doer who has worked with community organizations and across disciplines and other divides. This person will pursue an independent research project that draws on and expands ABI strengths and resources and produces an accessible outcome in some form of public engagement.
Specific assignments are flexible, but guidelines are as follows:
- Open to any tenured or tenure-stream faculty in the College of Arts & Sciences who is committed to racial and social justice in keeping with the ABI mission
- Available and interested to commit .10 AWP research or service time to the Institute
- Priority will be given to ABI or Consortium faculty fellows and to applicants with concreteideas for an achievable project, program, or innovation that is consistent with ABI mission
Research does not need to be related to Anne Braden, merely consistent with ABI mission and vision. Each fellow will receive mentorship, administrative support, and compensation in the form of research and travel funds and/or stipend. Expectations include representing the ABI at relevant community gatherings, attendance at biweekly staff meetings and at periodic Community Advisory Council meetings, willingness to spend some time working in shared ABI workspace, and a collaborative orientation. In the case of the research fellow, a digital or written research outcome is expected that can be conveyed to public, policy, or decision-making audiences. These positions also offer opportunities for advancement. Term and part-time faculty members with a strong proposal may also apply for the research fellowship.
Review of applications will begin on January 7, 2020, and continue on a rolling basis until posts are filled. Please contact Dr. Cate Fosl, director, with additional questions. To apply, send a CV and a 1-2 page autobiographical statement, which includes a brief proposal or statement of interest, to email@example.com with the words "Braden faculty fellowship" in the subject line.