LogoThe Frederick Douglass Institutes of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education offer teaching opportunities to graduate students who are pursuing careers as university faculty and who are entering the final year of terminal degree and/or doctoral programs.

These fellowships are designed to provide teaching and other professional experiences, mentoring, and potential employment opportunities within universities that are strongly committed to cultural diversity. Applicants from diverse cultural backgrounds, especially those from historically underrepresented groups, are encouraged to apply.

As a Frederick Douglass Scholars Fellow, scholars will teach and/or co-teach during the summer session(s) or full academic year (depending on the term of appointment), continue their research, and contribute to the life of the university. Fellows will receive mentorship and professional support from experienced faculty, helping them to prepare for academic careers and job searches. Dates of employment vary among universities but typically run during May to August 2019 for summer appointments, or August 2019 to May 2020 for full-year appointments.

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. The list of universities offering the Douglass Scholars Fellowship and common application is available at the Frederick Douglass Foundation website. Questions about the application process at a particular university should be directed to the Frederick Douglass Institute Director at that university.

Priority is given to completed applications postmarked by February 1, 2019. Applications and more information are available on the Frederick Douglass Foundation website.