Stetson University invites applications for the Hal S. Marchman Chair of Civic and Social Responsibility (https://www.stetson.edu/other/marchman/), a tenure-line position at the associate professor or professor level, with an appointment in the department or program of closest academic affinity in the College of Arts and Sciences. The holder of the Marchman Chair, an endowed position of special significance to Stetson University, will advance and contribute meaningfully to all forms of civic engagement at the University, both on the DeLand and Gulfport campuses and in the community. The Marchman Chair is a full-time, 9-month faculty position.
QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate must represent the highest standards in teaching and scholarship, personal integrity, and community leadership. They must hold the Ph.D. or equivalent in a discipline or interdisciplinary area offered by the College of Arts and Sciences. The exact field or specialty area is open, as long as the candidate’s teaching and scholarship strengthen the undergraduate program and demonstrably engage civic and social responsibility in a profound way. We seek a colleague with a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, an active scholarly agenda, a commitment to engaging students from diverse backgrounds, a willingness to be a strong, contributing member of the academic department or program in which they are housed, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the University community. We encourage candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and/or experience in diverse learning environments to apply.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The teaching load is two courses per semester. Teaching assignments will include courses in the candidate’s area(s) of specialization and general education such as First-Year Seminar and/or Junior Seminar. The Marchman Chair will also co-direct Stetson’s week-long summer Civil Rights Travel Course (https://www.stetson.edu/other/marchman/summer-civil-rights-travelcourse.php). The successful candidate will chair the University’s Community Engaged Learning Committee, have oversight of the Certificate of Community Engagement, administer the Sarah George Trust Fund, and develop a plan for engaged scholarship rooted in civic and social responsibility.
Tara J. Schuwerk, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair, Communication & Media Studies
Program Director, Sustainable Food Systems
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