Justin and Darrianne Christian Center for Diversity and Inclusion Visiting Scholar & Asst. Professor

Indiana, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Feb 01, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Justin and Darrianne Christian Center for Diversity and Inclusion at DePauw University invites applications for a donor-funded position at the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) as a Visiting Scholar for the 2021-2022 academic year. The successful applicant will also be appointed as a part-time Assistant Professor in an appropriate department or program. This is a one-year position, which may be renewed for a total of three years based on satisfactory performance and continued need. Renewals beyond three years may also be considered based on satisfactory performance, continued need, and changes in the scholarly focus of the Center.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to continuing a research and teaching agenda that builds on their demonstrated disciplinary or interdisciplinary experience situating diversity, equity and/or inclusion in a Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Math (STEM) context.  Due to the current, heightened, global attention to healthcare equity, strong preference for the initial appointment will be given to candidates who have a research and teaching focus in this area with the potential to contribute to DePauw’s Global Health Program in the area of health disparities, ideally including quantitative approaches. However, candidates who have research and teaching interests in other areas of Global Health, as well as in other STEM areas, will also be considered with the approval of the relevant department or program.

The successful candidate will enhance the Center for Diversity and Inclusion’s scholarly profile by conducting and publishing research in their area of interest, hosting a symposium for an external audience and offering on-campus presentations and/or presenting a professional development series for students, faculty, staff and guests. Specific activities will be proposed by the successful candidate and approved jointly by the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and the Vice President for Academic Affairs. 

The successful candidate will also participate as a member of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion’s professional team by providing resources and/or support for students with a focus on one or more groups that the Center supports such as: Students of Color, DACA/Undocumented Students, International Students, or LGBTQIA+ Students depending on the candidate’s expertise and the Center’s needs.

The successful candidate will teach 2-3 courses per year (⅓ to ½ of a normal load) with specific courses to be determined by the appropriate department chair or program director with approval by the VP for Academic Affairs.  With approval from the relevant department chair or program director, courses may be cross-listed in other disciplines.  

A commitment to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts environment and evidence of effective teaching are essential along with an ongoing commitment to inclusive pedagogy and high-impact practices in teaching and learning. Further, past or potential contributions to the development and success of underrepresented and marginalized students is preferred.    A terminal degree and demonstrated research productivity are also required.

DePauw is a leading, nationally-recognized liberal arts university dedicated to educating just over 1,700 highly talented, motivated, and diverse students from across the country and around the globe.  Connected to the liberal arts college is one of the nation’s first Schools of Music. For more than 175 years, DePauw has created an atmosphere of intellectual challenge and social engagement that prepares students for lifelong success. Located in Greencastle, Indiana, about a 45-minute drive west of Indianapolis, DePauw is a member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association. DePauw also has an ongoing commitment to diversity and seeks to strengthen our institution through equitable and inclusive practices.  


This position includes employee health and retirement benefits, mentoring, and faculty development funding.  The Center for Diversity and Inclusion is committed to the successful candidate’s scholarly and professional success, and will provide a professional development budget as well as a programming budget to help the successful candidate carry out the work described above.

Application Instructions

In support of DePauw University's mission and values, we welcome applications from members of underrepresented groups. DePauw University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status or any other federal, state, or local protected class.

Applications should be submitted through Interfolio and include: cover letter highlighting how the candidate is prepared to meet the multi-faceted requirements of the position, CV, teaching philosophy, research statement, contact information for three references, sample course syllabi, course evaluations, and a copy of graduate transcript(s). 

In application materials, candidates should demonstrate a commitment to fostering and engaging with a diversity of ideas and experiences, in order to promote an inclusive environment in the classroom, at the University, and through their scholarship. Review of applications begins February 15th, 2021*, and continues until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, Dr. Amanda Kim, at amandakim@depauw.edu or the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Dave Berque, at vpaa@depauw.edu.

*Update: Applications will be considered until the position is filled but applications received by April 5, 2021 will receive full consideration.