Bayard Rustin Institutional Research Fellowship

California, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 23, 2021
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Employment Type
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Whittier College
Bayard Rustin Institutional Research Fellowship
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Whittier College seeks a social science researcher to fill the inaugural Bayard Rustin Institutional Research Fellowship. The Rustin Fellowship is designed to recruit and retain faculty from historically underrepresented groups to Whittier College. Applicants may be either recent Ph.D.s or in the writing stage of the dissertation. As a Rustin Institutional Research Fellow you will enjoy ample time for writing while engaging in applied research that is focused on equity within the higher education liberal arts environment. Qualified applicants will have scholarly expertise in social science research methods and analyses with a focus on equity justice in higher education. You will work closely with the Associate Dean, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, the Office for Institutional Research & Assessment, and departments across campus to inform change and facilitate best practices in inclusive and equitable pedagogies for higher education. In addition, as a Rustin Fellow, you will have the opportunity to teach one course related to your Whittier College equity research during the spring of 2022. Rustin Fellows earn a salary of $67,000 per year with a small fund for research & professional development. The Fellowship is for one year with the potential to renew for a second, pending favorable review. Rustin Fellows are also eligible for tenure-track consideration, pending budgetary and administrative approval.

Founded by Quakers in 1887, Whittier is an independent, four-year liberal arts college with about 1,700 undergraduates, ideally situated in the scenic hills 18 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles.The liberal arts experience at Whittier College is distinguished by small classes and high-impact pedagogies that encourage students to embrace diversity and act with integrity. Whittier faculty have a passion for teaching and advising undergraduate students and are committed to weaving issues of equity and inclusion into their work. The student body at Whittier mirrors the diversity of greater Los Angeles. As an Hispanic-serving and Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-serving institution, Whittier is one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country. We are an AA/EOE employer.

We invite you to submit by April 22nd, 2021 a letter of application focused on your equity research interests and how you envision contributing to the equity justice mission of Whittier College, a graduate transcript, CV, two letters of reference and a 10-15 page sample of scholarship to the Chair of the Rustin Fellow Search Committee: Kay Sanders. Please submit all materials to Preliminary interviews will be conducted by telephone mid-May.