CETL Faculty Fellow for Inclusive Excellence

Call for Applications

CETL Scholarly Teaching is seeking to hire a CETL Faculty Fellow for Inclusive Excellence with a focus on race. This position is in support of recommendations from the Presidential Task Force on Race (PTFOR) that called for the creation of programming focused on developing a broad range of competencies for teaching race. The fellow will serve as a content and competency expert and see to the implementation of this program. The goal is to strengthen current course offerings and practices that engage with race while also supporting those who seek to develop these competencies regarding race. While this fellow will initially focus on race, CETL and the Division of Diverse and Inclusive Excellence (DDIE) envision this as an ongoing position, with the fellow’s expertise shifting according to KSU community needs.

As recommended by the Presidential Task Force on Race, programming will include opportunities to obtain micro-credentials for teaching race. Educators may participate in faculty development offerings that they choose or complete a certain number to receive a micro-credential recognizing their development. The Fellow will be responsible for developing, in conjunction with CETL and DDIE, a menu of pedagogical and curriculum specific modules focused on race. This may include topics such as how to handle difficult conversations, diversifying syllabi, cultivating an inclusive environment, engaging with current events, and situating race within specific disciplines. The Fellow will deliver these modules and assess participant experiences. 

In addition to the micro-credential program, the fellow will have some discretion in conceptualizing the position, including but not limited to the following duties: 

  1. Consulting with individuals and/or groups to provide knowledge, feedback, or advice about inclusive excellence practices focused on race and their relationship to curriculum and instruction
  2. Facilitating workshops, webinars, and book chats supporting inclusive excellence focused on race
  3. Contributing to the design and facilitation of one or two special events per year inclusive excellence focused on race such as:
    1. A scholar's program or other cohort-based experience
    2. A retreat or intensive multi-day institute
    3. A symposium, unconference, or other community-based event
  4. Attending CETL staff meetings
  5. Forging and strengthening CETL and DDIE stakeholder relationships 
  6. Raising visibility of inclusive excellence practices focused on race at KSU by spotlighting successes from individuals or groups 

Finally, the fellow will contribute to and strengthen a limited number of existing all-hands-on-deck CETL programs, such as New Faculty Orientation.  

The position will report to the Director of Scholarly Teaching in CETL and partner with DDIE. CETL Faculty Fellows hold a 50% administrative assignment in CETL while maintaining a 50% faculty appointment in their academic home department. This is accomplished by receiving a half-time course release and negotiating research and service loads. CETL Fellows have office space at CETL and are expected to spend two days a week at CETL. Departments receive replacement funds in their part-time pool to offset increase in part-time instructors. The CETL Scholarly Teaching Director reviews the Fellow’s performance in the context of their Fellowship activities during each year of their term and provides his assessment to the academic Chair to include in the Fellow’s annual review process.

Fellowship Term: 

The Fellow will serve for one year, renewable for a second year contingent on the productivity of the first year. The fellowship will start July 1, 2023. 


Any full time (not limited-term) faculty member with at least three full years of experience at KSU. 

Required Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching as evidenced by student success, peer and/or administrative review, and innovative pedagogy
  • Expertise in teaching race in the classroom (key terminology and frameworks, pedagogical approaches, regularity of subject matter teaching)
  • Discipline-specific training in race and related activities (graduate coursework, research focus, published works, etc.)
  • Experience providing educational development on race-related topics
  • Strong facilitation and interpersonal skills
  • Evidence of strategic thinking
  • Creative vision for the position aligned with the needs identified by the Presidential Task Force on Race
Preferred qualifications: 
  • A record of publication in disciplinary teaching, SoTL, or educational development.
  • Past participation in CETL and/or DDIE workshops/programs 

Application Materials: 

  • A cover page including applicant’s name and department
  • A letter of application that addresses the applicant’s strengths and accomplishments relative to the selection criteria and the applicant’s vision for the position.
  • A current copy of the applicant’s curriculum vitae.
  • Letters of support from the applicant’s Department Chair, Dean, and one peer faculty colleague that address the applicant’s accomplishments and potential for the CETL Fellow position for which he or she is applying.