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Announcements: October 13, 2010

Chancellor’s Resident Fellowship for 2011-12

Call for Applications

Lloyd International Honors College (LIHC) is pleased to announce the 2011-12 Chancellor’s Resident Fellows Competition. Central to the mission and work of Lloyd International Honors College are the talented UNCG faculty who teach the College’s courses and interact with its students. For the 2011-12 academic year the College will appoint two Chancellor’s Resident Fellows who will teach full-time in LIHC and participate in the life of the College throughout the year.

An honors college is a community of scholars, made up of students, faculty, and staff. It exists in an environment that celebrates learning and the pursuit of knowledge. In order to tap the expertise, commitment and talents of UNCG’s very best faculty, the College has established the Chancellor’s Resident Fellows Program. This program offers a wonderful opportunity for UNCG faculty to change their teaching routine and teach exclusively for one year the highly motivated and talented students in the Honors College. In 2010-11 Dr. William Markham (Sociology) and Dr. Alexandria Schultheis (English) hold the Fellowship.

In Lloyd International Honors College all classes are small seminars that allow the Fellow to teach the subject matter in new ways and on topics that he or she may not get the chance to teach in the scholar’s own department. In addition to a Fellow’s teaching stipend, the faculty member also receives a research award to be used during the year of the Fellowship.

Fellowship Description

The Fellowship is open to all full time UNCG faculty. The term of the Resident Fellowship will be one year from August 2011 through May 2012. During the fellowship year the Fellow will teach exclusively in Lloyd International Honors College. Depending on the selected Fellow’s usual teaching load, the teaching load during the Fellowship year will be four to six courses plus a section of the one-credit proseminar for first-year Honors College students. The Fellow’s teaching schedule will include, in the fall semester, instruction of a section of the Honors College’s proseminar, one 100-level Honors course, and possibly an additional course in the College or a Disciplinary Honors course that carries course credit in the Fellow’s discipline. In the spring semester the Fellow will teach some combination of 100 and/or 200 level Honors courses and disciplinary honors courses up to the level of the total agreed load. Resident Fellows are expected to participate in the life of the College during their one-year appointment by, among other activities, attending Honors College events and working with the Honors College liaison in their departments.

The Chancellor’s Resident Fellows normally should be released from their usual departmental responsibilities during the fellowship year. However, the selected Fellow, in consultation with the Fellow’s department Head and Dean and the Honors College Dean, may continue certain on-going obligations such as, but not limited to, serving on master’s and dctoral committees and administering external grants. Fellows will receive, in addition to their regular salary, a $4,000 teaching stipend and a $3,000 research stipend, both payable only during the year of the Fellowship. The research stipend may be spent as the Fellow determines it is appropriate to his or her research, all expenditures requiring the approval of the Dean of Lloyd International Honors College and the Head of the Fellow’s department. Fellows will be provided with office space and necessary computer and administrative support services.

At the discretion of the appropriate Dean, departments will be compensated for up to six courses, depending on the Fellow’s normal teaching load, at $3,500 per course. While the Fellowship is a 12 month award, the title of Chancellor’s Resident Fellow in Lloyd International Honors College remains a permanent appellation for the faculty member within the Honors College during his or her service at UNCG. Thus, Resident Fellows will be included in all future Lloyd International Faculty Fellow activities and invited to all appropriate Honors College events. Their names and disciplines will be inscribed on a plaque in the Honors College office.

Application and Selection Process

If you are interested in securing one of the Fellowship positions, please submit an application letter, approved by your department Head and Dean, to Lloyd International Honors College (205 Foust building) by Nov. 12. The selected Fellows will be notified by Dec. 15. Among other items you may wish to enclose, the submitted application should include your curriculum vitae, a list of the courses you have taught over the previous two years, a proposal of the courses you would like to teach during your year in the Honors College, a statement of interest that should address what you might contribute to the mission and work of the College (particularly its commitment to an international perspective) and a brief description of your research agenda.

The selection of the Chancellor’s Resident Fellow will be made by a committee consisting of the Dean and an Assistant Dean of Lloyd International Honors College, and three members of the Honors Council.

The committee will base its decision on the curricular needs of Lloyd International Honors College, the candidate’s qualifications, his or her teaching proposal, and the candidate’s strengths in terms of multidisciplinary studies and global engagement. Department faculty in disciplines currently represented by a Resident Fellow will not be eligible for selection in the succeeding year. For the Fellowship to be awarded for 2011-12, faculty in the departments of Sociology and English are not eligible. Selection of the Fellows will also be based on the quality of the courses the candidate proposes to teach and the extent to which the offerings fulfill the goals of Lloyd International Honors College. Our Mission Statement asserts, “Lloyd International Honors College at UNCG provides an enhanced undergraduate education with an international focus for motivated, high-achieving students in all fields of study. LIHC is an intellectually challenging and engaged community devoted to fostering critical and independent thinking, global awareness, and strong preparation for success in professional, civic and personal pursuits.” The selection committee will give priority to proposals that address the College’s mission and that also give students a sense of our interconnected world, interdisciplinary approaches to learning, and self-reflection.

If you have questions about the Fellowship Program or your application, please contact Jerry Pubantz, Dean of Lloyd International Honors College, at 256-2579 or 334-5538; or by email at j_pubant@uncg.edu.