Diverse Faculty Fellowship Department Application

The Diverse Faculty Fellowship Program seeks to promote the recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty at Salt Lake Community College. The program does this by advancing the careers of individuals from groups in U.S. society that have been historically underrepresented in the academic profession. Among the College’s goals are increasing the racial and ethnic diversity of its faculty and broadening access to the college-teaching profession to fully qualified minority scholars. To help achieve these goals, Salt Lake Community College sponsors an annual Diverse Faculty Fellow designed to bring a visiting faculty member to the College each year. This visiting faculty sponsorship is renewable for up to three years. The Diverse Faculty Fellows Program is designed to provide minority scholars at the beginning of their academic careers the opportunity to experience fully the life of a community college instructor and to develop or refine their teaching skills.

Departments are encouraged to apply for a diverse faculty fellow position. While department size is one criterion for judging fellow appointments, smaller departments who cannot necessarily supply a faculty fellow with a full teaching load are still encouraged to apply. Diverse faculty fellows can potentially be provided with joint teaching appointments.