OMA Faculty Fellow

Call for Applications

Office of Multicultural Affairs Faculty Fellow

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) and the Division of Student Development, with support from the Provost Office, is seeking applicants for a new Faculty Fellow position.  The Office of Multicultural Affairs collaborates with faculty, staff and students to design co-curricular programming to influence student learning.  The OMA Faculty Fellow will assist the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the University in meeting strategic goals focused on facilitating the knowledge, awareness, and skill development of students through the implementation of co-curricular programming offered during national cultural heritage months (i.e., Hispanic Heritage Month, Native American Heritage Month, Black History Month, Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month).  Full-time faculty members are encouraged to apply for this new opportunity. 

General Responsibilities

Work closely with the Office of Multicultural Affairs in collaborating with faculty, staff and students to coordinate co-curricular programming offered during cultural heritage months (i.e., Hispanic Heritage Month, Native American Heritage Month, Black History Month, Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month) to influence the development of the knowledge, awareness, and skills of students. 

The OMA Faculty Fellow must be a full-time faculty member who has a strong interest in advancing inclusive excellence, facilitating student learning through co-curricular experiences informed by established learning outcomes, and an understanding of the historical and cultural diversity of racially/ethnically underrepresented groups within the United States (e.g., Latino/a, Native American, African American, Asian American).  The OMA Faculty Fellow should be committed to thinking innovatively and working in collaboration with students, faculty, staff, and community members.  Once appointed, the OMA Faculty Fellow will assist the Office of Multicultural Affairs staff in defining and implementing the vision for this inaugural position designed to advance specific areas of need and opportunity identified by the office. 

With the support of department chairs, the OMA Faculty Fellow will hold a one-year appointment that is renewable for an additional year.  The faculty member will receive one course release (or equivalent) per semester of service.  The OMA Faculty Fellow will meet regularly with the staff in the Office of Multicultural Affairs and will receive administrative assistance as well as resources to support the development of cultural heritage month programming.  Specific responsibilities include the following: 

  • Collaborate with the OMA Associate Dean of Students and Executive Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs as well as the OMA Associate Director to finalize the focus of strategic initiatives, informed by student learning outcomes, that will increase multicultural awareness and appreciation.
  • Assist in developing connections between active and passive co-curricular programming offered during each cultural heritage month programming period.  
  • Serve on the campus-wide cultural heritage month programming committee, chaired by Carlos Stewart, Associate Director in the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
  • In consultation with the Assistant Provost for CAP, Identify and align cultural heritage month programming with the Common Academic Program to foster opportunities for student learning and engagement.
  • Partner with the OMA staff and other departments on campus to identify opportunities for collaboration with community partners during the four cultural heritage months.
  • Become an active member of the Office of Multicultural Affairs team by participating in staff meetings, holding office hours in Alumni Hall, and engaging with students.
  • Assist in the promotion of the Social Justice Resource to faculty.  

Applications will be reviewed and finalists will be asked to meet with an interview team to share their ideas for the position.  Application forms along with a current CV must be received by June 1, 2018. 

Online application address: https://tinyurl.com/OMAFacultyFellow

Submit this completed application and then email a current CV to Dr. Daria Graham by Friday, June 1, 2018. 

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Dr. Daria Graham at dgraham1@udayton.edu or 9-3634.

Contact Us

Office of Multicultural Affairs

Alumni Hall 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 

937.229.3634