University of Hartford
Jackie McLean Fellowship 2018-19
Call for Nominations
As part of our continuing efforts to diversify the faculty and advance the cultural competence of our campus community, the Office of the Provost invites nominations for the 2018-19 Jackie McLean Fellowship. All departments are welcome to nominate; preference will be given to departments or interdisciplinary programs that anticipate a full-time position opening in the next two academic years. Nominations of a current fellow for a second year are also welcome.
The Jackie McLean Fellowship is open to candidates who have completed all coursework toward a terminal degree (doctoral degree or MFA). Post-doctoral candidates at or near the beginning of their careers are also eligible. Fellows must be in residence during the fellowship year. Responsibilities include teaching one course per semester, conducting research or creative scholarship toward the completion of their degree or as a follow-up to their graduate work, giving at least one performance or presentation to the University and/or Hartford community, mentoring students and/or student organizations, and engaging in academic service. Fellows will be granted non-tenure track faculty status at the rank of Visiting Instructor or Assistant Professor for one year, and will receive a $51,000 salary, benefits, an office and computer, and funding for travel and research.
Nomination papers should provide evidence that the nominee meets the following criteria:
Nomination materials should include, but are not limited to:
Jackie McLean was a world-renowned alto saxophonist, educator, composer and community activist who served on the faculty at the University of Hartford for 36 years. In 1968, he established the African-American music department and later the Jazz Studies degree program at The Hartt School. In 1970, he and his wife Dollie McLean founded the Artists Collective, a nationally recognized non-profit, interdisciplinary cultural arts institution serving at-risk youth and the Greater Hartford community through the preservation and perpetuation of the art and culture of the African Diaspora.
Questions about the fellowship or the nomination process can be addressed to Woody Doane at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860.768.4878.
For best consideration, nomination materials must be received by January 23, 2018.