The University of Vermont is pleased to announce an academic fellowship position in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at The University of Vermont (UVM). UVM is especially interested in artists and scholars who can contribute to the College of Arts and Sciences diversity plan, which was designed in part to ensure faculty, students, and staff members from underrepresented and marginalized populations are an integral part of the life and governance of the institution.
The Henderson-Harris Fellowship Program honors the memory of George Washington Henderson and Andrew Harris. George Washington Henderson was one of the first African American students elected to Phi Beta Kappa and to graduate from the University of Vermont (class of 1877). Andrew Harris was not only the very first African American graduate of the University of Vermont (class of 1838), but he was also the first African American college graduate in the United States to champion the abolition of slavery and to demand full equality for people of color. The Henderson-Harris Fellowship Program, offered in cooperation with academic departments, sponsors post-doctoral scholars who can help to advance UVM’s research and teaching goals and assist in reaching identified diversity goals, especially with respect to the specific academic curricula.
The Henderson-Harris Fellowship is open to those who identify as BIPOC, POC, and/or PGM and is designed to bring promising early-career artists/scholars to the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Vermont. The Fellowship aims to increase racial diversity at the University of Vermont, where in 2021 persons of color comprised 13.4% of faculty and staff and 13.5% percent of students. CAS’s strategies to address its goals with respect to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives include the recruitment of Andrew Harris Fellows. This Fellowship is offered as a full-time, 12-month Post-Doctoral/Post-MFA Associate appointment (September 1, 2023 through August 31, 2024). Salary is set at ‘no less than’ $66,000 for the 12-month appointment. Full health and other benefits (see list of benefits and other terms of employment: https://www.uvm.edu/hrs/postdoctoral-associates-fellowsoverview). Relocation and research funds also available (to be determined at the time of hire).
UVM College of Arts and Sciences Diversity Plan
CAS will become a role model for the creation of a welcoming and socially nurturing environment that actively promotes a sincere appreciation of diversity. To achieve our purpose, CAS will:
- Ensure faculty, students, and staff members from underrepresented and marginalized populations are an integral part of the life and governance of the institution
- Substantially increase the representation of women, minoritized, and other marginalized groups among faculty, students, and staff
- Engage all students, faculty, staff and community members in rich curricular and co-curricular experiences that enhance their understanding and appreciation of people of diverse personal and group histories, identities, and perspectives