Ann Plato Fellowship

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Trinity College invites applications for a one-year pre- or post-doctoral fellowship to promote diversity at our nationally recognized liberal arts college in Hartford, Connecticut. Ann Plato Fellows will join the faculty in one of over 30 academic departments or interdisciplinary programs, interact regularly with colleagues and students on campus, and work on their own research. Pre-doctoral fellows will teach one course during the year; post-doctoral fellows will teach two courses.

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who will contribute to enhancing diversity at Trinity College by increasing ethnic and racial diversity, maximizing the educational benefits of diversity, and/or increasing the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of students.  

Pre-doctoral applicants must demonstrate that they will complete all terminal degree requirements (except the dissertation) before beginning the fellowship year. Post-doctoral (or post-MFA) applicants should have no more than five years of teaching or relevant experience subsequent to earning their doctorate.

Date of fellowship: September 1, 2014 to May 31, 2015.

Stipend: Between $50,000 (pre-doctoral) to $55,000 (post-doctoral), plus health benefits, office space, computer, conference travel expenses, and assistance in finding housing near campus.

Review of applications begins November 15th, and will continue until the position is filled.

How to apply:

Step 1: Read more about Trinity College on our website, including links to over thirty areas of study and special curricular programs.

Step 2: Begin your on-line application: http://www.c-fd.org.

Trinity College is a member of the Consortium for Faculty Diversity in Liberal Arts Colleges, which processes all applications for the Ann Plato Fellowship. By entering the Consortium database, you also may be contacted by other liberal arts colleges about additional fellowship opportunities.

For other questions, contact the Special Assistant to the Dean of Faculty via email Sylvia.DeMore@trincoll.edu or phone (860-297-2152).

Trinity College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to attracting and supporting a faculty of women and men who fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the United States.  We seek applications from minorities, women, and other under-represented groups.

More about Ann Plato:

The fellowship is named for Ann Plato, a 19th-century author and teacher of African American and Native American descent, who lived and wrote in Hartford. She was the second woman of color in the United States to publish a book, and the first to publish a book of essays and poems, titled Essays: Including Biographies and Miscellaneous Pieces, in Prose and Poetry (1841).