Faculty Fellow at Merze Tate College

Merze Tate College (MTC) is seeking applications and nominations for the position of Faculty Fellow for 2024-25. Candidates for this position are WMU-tenured faculty looking to develop as leaders on campus while helping to make significant contributions to academic collaborations with faculty at WMU. The faculty fellow will be the primary faculty liaison to faculty and academic colleges, units, and departments for MTC. Technological skills are a plus.

The fellow will work collaboratively with the Dean, Associate Dean, Assistant Dean, current staff of MTC, and various other constituents across campus. The individual chosen for the position will receive one course of reassigned time in each academic semester (fall 2024 and spring 2025) and a non-teaching stipend of 5.5% of the faculty member's base salary for both summer I and summer II sessions.

Qualifications and expectations:

The Faculty Fellow will primarily support at least two critical MTC programs and potentially develop new programs. The work can be adapted to fit the candidate's skills, interests, and expertise. The willingness and ability to work with full-time faculty, part-time faculty, and graduate teaching assistants is required. Possible units and programs include:

Academic collaboration with the WMU Essential Studies Director

  • Provide WMU Essential Studies curriculum management, administration, and outreach.

Academic collaboration with the Writing Center and Writing Center Director

  • Collect, assess, and provide outreach to faculty and instructors on Writing Center initiatives and services.

Academic partnerships with Student Success Hub (SSH) and student success

  • Work Collaboratively with the MTC Director for Student Success Programs, including Gateways to Completion
  • Provide regular updates to academic chairs and directors regarding SSH changes and updates.
  • When submitting academic student concerns and midterm grades, provide outreach and collaboration with faculty.
  • Represent faculty with Associate Provost for Equity Centered Initiatives and Assistant Vice President for Strategic Initiatives on retention initiatives and outreach.

Complete applications should include a current vita and a brief letter of interest that addresses the candidate's qualifications about WMU Essential Studies, student success, and interest in the position. A letter of support from the applicant's chair or director should accompany the application, along with the names and contact information of two other references.

Please e-mail all application materials to Dr. Staci Perryman-Clark at staci.perryman-clark@wmich.edu by the close of business on Friday, March 15, 2024.