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Underrepresented Minority Visiting Professor

Position Deleted on 6/01/2011. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Murfreesboro, TN
Faculty - Liberal Arts - Other Liberal Arts
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
Middle Tennessee State University announces the availability of the Underrepresented Minority Visiting Professor Program. The purpose of the Underrepresented Minority Visiting Professor Program is to enhance diversity in research, teaching, and service at MTSU through the recruitment of minority established professors from across the country.

Visiting professors will teach at least one course per semester in an area related to their academic preparation and with a corresponding need of the department hosting the professor. Professors will also work with faculty members in the department and will be involved with co-curricular activities including the university's cultural diversity initiatives.

Visiting professors will receive academic year faculty appointments and will be eligible for benefits including health insurance. Salary is negotiable. Scholars must be eligible for employment.

Additionally, visiting professors will receive support for research, professional travel, and other related expenses. It is expected that professors will not be employed outside of the University or receive additional fellowships, grants, or awards during the visiting period unless approved by the University.

Excellence in teaching, research/creative activity and service is expected for all positions. MTSU seeks candidates committed to using integrative technologies in teaching.

Minimum Qualifications: Visiting professors must have a terminal degree from an accredited university, a minimum of five (5) years higher education teaching experience, and national or international recognition of their accomplishments in their areas of expertise.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to persons in disciplines in which minorities are traditionally underrepresented, with experience in diverse educational programs and environments, and a willingness to participate in MTSU's diversity initiatives.

Special Instructions to the Applicants: Application Procedures: To apply for any open position, go to and follow the instructions on how to complete an application, attach the below documents, and submit your application online:

A cover letter

A vitae (describing publications, presentations, awards)

A proposed plan of research while in residence, providing a two-page abstract, include proposed timeline for completion showing milestones as 'Other Documents'. If you have questions, please contact MTSU Academic Affairs at (615) 898-5128.

Applicants should also submit the following hard copy
materials: 1) Official transcripts (not issued to student) of all college degrees, 2) Verification of current institutional employment, and 3) Three letters of recommendation, specific to the position.

Please mail hard copies to:
Underrepresented Minority Visiting Professor Program
Office of Academic Affairs
Cope Administration Building, Rm. 111
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
(615) 898-2881

Proof of U.S. citizenship OR eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at 615-898-2424. EO/AA Employer.
MTSU, a culturally diverse university, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educational institution and employer. Women, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. A Tennessee Board of Regents Institution.

Middle Tennessee State University, in its educational programs and activities involving students and employees, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, or age. Furthermore, the university does not discriminate against veterans or individuals with disabilities.
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