The Frederick Douglass Institutes of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education offer teaching opportunities to graduate students in their final year who are pursuing careers as university faculty.

Fellows will teach during the term of appointment, continue their research, and contribute to the life of the university. In addition fellows will receive mentorship and professional support from experienced faculty, helping them to prepare for academic careers and job searches.

Scholars will be compensated as adjunct faculty, according to the collective bargaining agreement. Faculty benefits (office space, computer and network access, and library privileges) are provided. Fellows may also receive assistance with housing and travel.

Dates of employment typically run during May – August 2017 for summer appointments, or August 2017 – May 2018 for full year appointments.

The Douglass Scholars Teaching Fellowship is available at the following universities:

  • Bloomsburg University of PA
  • California University of PA
  • Clarion University of PA
  • Edinboro University of PA
  • Indiana University of PA
  • Kutztown University of PA
  • Millersville University of PA
  • Shippensburg University of PA

Minimum requirements:

  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • MA degree completed and enrollment in a terminal degree program (Ph.D., MFA, Ed. D, etc.)
  • Academic background in one of the disciplines taught at the university
  • Preferred: teaching experience; currently ABD or doctorate within last two years.

Priority given to completed applications postmarked by February 6, 2017. Applications and more information available on the Frederick Douglass Foundation website.


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