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Middle Tennessee State University Diversity Dissertation Fellowship, Faculty

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Work Type: Faculty - Lecturer
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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Middle Tennessee State University Diversity Dissertation Fellowship, Faculty


Academic Support Service Provost

University Expectation

MTSU seeks candidates who are committed to innovative teaching. We also seek to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with a diverse student body. Candidates for these positions must be members of underrepresented racial/ethnic minorities. Women in fields where they are underrepresented are also eligible.



Job Summary/Basic Function

Hosted by a department in their discipline, MTSU Diversity Dissertation Fellows teach one course each semester in a subject related to their research and devote significant time to completing the dissertation. The Diversity Dissertation Fellowship is a full-time position.  Fellows may not hold another position simultaneously during their fellowship year.  Successful candidates receive temporary full-time, non-tenure-track, faculty appointments (August 1 - July 31) and are eligible for benefits, including health insurance.  Positions are contingent upon funding.

In addition to salary, Fellows receive support for research, professional travel, and other related expenses. International applicants must be eligible for employment.

Required Education

Must have passed all comprehensive examinations and be at the dissertation writing stage in a field taught at MTSU.

Other Desirables

Special consideration will be given to applicants from institutions other than MTSU.

Documents Needed to Apply

In order to successfully apply for these open positions, visit and follow the instructions, attach the required documents below, and submit your application online:

1. A cover letter

2. A curriculum vitae (showing experience/understanding of diversity issues in higher education)

3. Dissertation abstract and a timeline for completing the dissertation submitted as a single document as Other Document 1.

4. Verification of doctoral candidacy submitted as Other Document 2.


Application/documents received by the review date will receive full consideration; however, the posting remains open and applications MAY be submitted until the position is filled.

Special Instruction to Applicants 

If you need help in applying, please contact the Faculty Recruitment Specialist at (615) 898-5128.  If you have questions about the required document attachments, please contact Darlene Fults at

For position-specific questions, please contact Dr. Cheryl Torsney at

MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.

Application Review Date: 2/05/2021

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