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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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Job Title

Middle Tennessee State University Diversity Dissertation Fellowship, Faculty


Academic Support Service Provost

University Expectation

MTSU seeks candidates who are committed to innovative teaching and meaningful service. 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.



Job Summary/Basic Function

Middle Tennessee State University invites applicants for three full-time, Diversity Dissertation Fellows (#101120, #104280, #112160). 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 their 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

Applicants 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

To successfully apply for these open positions, visit and follow the instructions, attach the required documents listed 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 applying, please contact the Faculty Recruitment Specialist at (615) 898-5128.

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

MTSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:  

  • Sick Leave  
  • 13 paid University holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and dependents
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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 is required before employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU are 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 will be required to provide information about your criminal history to be considered.

For individuals requiring reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email

Application Review Date: 11/11/2022

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