Inclusive Excellence Fellow - FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM - 13772


The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Inclusive Excellence Fellowship Program seeks applications from scholars, artists and educators who can contribute significantly to UW-Whitewater’s Inclusive Excellence initiatives. The IE Fellowship Program supports the university’s commitment to fostering greater understanding of individual, societal and group differences at every level of university life. Fellows play a crucial role in intentionally integrating those differences into the core aspects of the institution. The Fellowship Program offers a unique opportunity to work in a university environment that is committed to creating learning environments in which students of all backgrounds can thrive, and one that demands that the ideals of inclusion, equity, diversity and excellence be pursued as interconnected and interdependent goals.


UW-Whitewater will award up to four in-residence Inclusive Excellence Fellowships each academic year. The one-year academic appointments begin in August of the academic year and end in May of the following year. In some cases, Fellowships might be extended for a second year. Fellows will serve on the Chancellor’s Committee on Inclusive Excellence and assist in developing the campus Inclusive Excellence Forums. They will also teach four to five courses per year in their academic area and contribute to college and departmental inclusive excellence initiatives and activities.


Each Fellow’s responsibilities will vary by the college in which they are located. However, all will teach four to five courses per year in their academic area and contribute to college and departmental inclusive excellence initiatives and activities. Each will also be paired with a teacher/scholar who will provide mentorship and support and whose role it is to facilitate opportunities for engagement with UW-Whitewater inclusive excellence initiatives. Fellows will also have opportunities to work with students in the university’s Undergraduate Research Program whose research interests align with their own. Fellows will have access to the university’s LEARN Center, the Learning Technology Center and the Whitewater University Technology Park Innovation Center.


The Fellowship Program is open to all individuals who are academic or creative professionals and who have completed a terminal degree within the last five years or who will have completed a terminal degree by August 23, 2018. “All but dissertation” candidates will be considered on a case-by-case basis; for ABD Fellows, degree completion requirements will be outlined at the time of offer. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a commitment to their academic field as well as a commitment to the principles of inclusive excellence.


This program is especially interested in candidates who have a strong and proven commitment to Inclusive Excellence as well as a completed terminal degree by August 23, 2018.


Demonstrated record of or evident potential for successful teaching, with an emphasis on promoting the success of undergraduate students. Clear evidence of scholarly potential, including maintaining a strong program of research that involves mentoring undergraduate students in meaningful ways. Commitment to working with diverse populations and serving as an active member of the university community.


At the present time, each of the four academic colleges will host one Inclusive Excellence Fellow. The four colleges and their respective websites are:

College of Arts and Communication http://www.uww.edu/cac

College of Business and Economics http://www.uww.edu/cobe

College of Education and Professional Studies http://www.uww.edu/coeps

College of Letters & Sciences http://www.uww.edu/cls

Please visit these webpages to learn more about the college and department in which you might be located.


UW-Whitewater (http://www.uww.edu) is the largest regional comprehensive university within the UW System and enjoys a reputation as a high quality residential campus located near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeastern Wisconsin. UW-W is situated on 400 acres of land and has an annual budget of more than $250 million. UW-W is located in the community of Whitewater, which has 14,622 residents and is within convenient driving distance to the metropolitan areas of Madison, Milwaukee and Chicago. The university enrolls more than 12,000 students in 50 majors housed within four academic colleges. UW-Whitewater also offers 16 master’s degrees and a Doctorate in Business Administration. The university’s strategic plan can be found at: http://www.uww.edu/strategic-plan. It has a special mission within the UW System to serve students with disabilities and, as such, embraces the principles of university design and is one of the most accessible campuses in the state. UW-Whitewater is a Division III NCAA university and member of WIAC (http://wiacsports.com). The campus has over 200 student organizations and is a vital economic engine for southeastern Wisconsin.

UW-W is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, building a diverse faculty and staff with expertise and interest in serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive and understanding ways. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans.


The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System (https://www.wisconsin.edu).

Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants may indicate in writing that their identity should be kept confidential. In response to a public records request, the University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(a).

UW-Whitewater requires criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.

The University of Wisconsin - Whitewater requires that all employees be active participants in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.

For UW-W Campus safety information and crime statistics/annual Security Report, see http://www.uww.edu/asfr. If you would like a paper copy of the report please contact the UW-Whitewater Police at 262-472-4660.


UW-Whitewater embraces the teacher-scholar model. New faculty are provided with additional resources to ensure a strong start in their teaching and research activities. A first-year professional development program is also provided to all new faculty, including participation in ACUE’s Course in Effective Teaching Practices (http://acue.org). UW-Whitewater embraces AAC&U’s LEAP principles (http://www.uww.edu/leap) and emphasizes student, staff and faculty participation in High-Impact Practices (https://www.aacu.org/resources/high-impact-practices). The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (http://www.uww.edu/orsp) provides support for faculty scholarly and creative activities as well as other opportunities to apply for reassigned time and/or other resources to support research activities. UW-Whitewater faculty and staff also have access to technology transfer and research resources provided by WiSys (https://www.wisys.org).


Applications received by December 31, 2017 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at 262-472-1024 or hrstudent@uww.edu.

For questions regarding the position please contact:

Franklin Goza
Search Chair


Complete applications will include online submission of the following materials:

Required materials include:

  • A letter of application
  • A statement that demonstrates a history with and interest in the principles of inclusion, equity and diversity and how these factors play critical roles in a student’s development.
  • A curriculum vitae.
  • The names and contact information of three individuals familiar with your scholarly or creative work, teaching and service.
  • If your field is in the arts a digital portfolio of representative artistic work or creative research.

The Job ID is 13772.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application on line due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at 262/472-1024 or hrstudent@uww.edu.

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