Position Details

Posting Detail Information

Vacancy ID F2080
Department Humanities and Sciences
School/Parent Organization School of Humanities and Sciences
Division Provost and Educational Affairs Division
Employment Category Fulltime-Temporary
Academic Year 2018-2019
Academic Semester Fall 2018 and Spring 2019
Anticipated start date 08/16/2018
If temporary, expected end date
Faculty Status Term
Position/Job Summary

The Ithaca College Department of Math along with the Department of Physics and Astronomy invite applications for one Postdoctoral Fellowship for Faculty Diversity to begin August 16, 2018. This is a two year, non-tenure eligible position. The fellowship supports promising scholars who are committed to diversity in the academy and will prepare them for tenure track appointments within liberal arts or comprehensive colleges/universities.

The teaching responsibilities of the Fellow is two courses each semester in an area that matches the Fellow’s area of expertise. The Fellow will work closely with other faculty in their department, receiving mentorship in teaching and research in preparation for their future independent academic career. Diverse professional development opportunities are available to support the career goals of the Postdoctoral Fellow at Ithaca College.

The Fellow will receive a $50,000 stipend, $5,000 in travel/professional development support, relocation reimbursement, office space, and health benefits.

Position/Job Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D. from an accredited program in a field appropriate for the desired research area. Evidence of superior academic achievement and commitment to a career in teaching at the college or university level is required.

Successful candidates will demonstrate an ability to teach in ways that acknowledge and value the varied learning styles and interests of a culturally diverse student population, reflecting a commitment to encouraging the success of all students.

We also seek candidates who have relevant experience and/or a record of professional engagement with groups and communities underrepresented in the academy.

Fellows who show an exemplary record of teaching and scholarship and engagement in academic service throughout their fellowship may be considered as candidates for tenure-eligible appointments anticipated to begin in the Fall of 2020.

EEO Statement

Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.

Instructions for submitting your application:

Interested applicants must apply online at and attach a letter of application, curriculum vita, transcript, a summary of research activities, and a statement on teaching. The teaching statement should also include a discussion of activities or experiences working with culturally diverse student populations. Applicants must also provide names and email addresses of two (2) individuals who will be asked to submit letters of reference. Emails containing a link to submit letters of reference will be auto-generated and sent to the references upon final submission of your application.

Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Review of applications will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by January 18, 2018.

Work authorization (select one): Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position
Department description
College description

At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. We offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age.

We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements.

We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel.

When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college.

Nestled in the heart of New York State’s scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger’s as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.

To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at

FLSA Status Exempt
Is this position eligible for benefits? Yes
Is this position covered by the SEIU?

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Transcripts
  4. Statement of Research Interests
  5. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

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