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Since 1864, we have been investing in and creating resources for deaf and hard of hearing children, their families, and the professionals who work with them.
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Interim Provost:Dr. Jeffrey W. Lewis
Contact: Nicole Bradford
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As part of the Gallaudet University Research and Teaching Diversity Initiative, this competitive Scholar program is designed to facilitate the academic career development of deaf/hh faculty. The Research and Teaching Scholars program develops educational leaders and scholars through intensive research collaboration sessions, mentored projects, a network of educational colleagues, and collaborative learning.
Gallaudet recognizes both the desire and the desirability of aspiring and established scholars at various stages of their professional careers to affiliate with the university in a capacity other than as a faculty member, research staff or student for the purposes of contributing to the university’s research mission as well as pursuing their own academic interests. To accommodate this type of relationship the university has established the position of University Research and Teaching Scholar. The appointment of a University Scholar can be at various ranks: Scholar, Senior Scholar, and Distinguished Scholar.
Research Scholars will be expected to work closely with a faculty sponsor whose role will be to mentor the graduate student through the development of grantsmanship and scholarly writing. In addition to developing research writing skills, Research Scholars have opportunities to work with the research teams on research design, methods, and data analysis. The Research Scholar would participate in research and grant writing activities that align with the Scholar and faculty mentor’s interests, while developing and strengthening the Scholar’s research agenda in related areas.
Teaching Scholars will be expected to teach two courses per semester, under close mentorship of a faculty member in the assigned School. In addition to developing teaching skills, Teaching Scholars have opportunities to participate in collaborative learning and co-author manuscripts for publication. The Teaching Scholar would participate in reduced load teaching and collaborate in a faculty lab to write papers for publication.
Research and Teaching Scholars who wish to have both research and teaching experiences can ask for a custom plan to spend one full semester on writing a grant proposal and another semester on teaching courses. For all scholars, when a faculty position opens, the Scholar may apply for this position but is not guaranteed an offer.
Senior Scholar: Faculty member on paid leave from their home institution within the U.S. or internationally wishing to collaborate with an individual member of Gallaudet’s faculty or a set of colleagues within an academic department, research center or institute, or a laboratory group.
Distinguished Scholar: highly accomplished engineer, scholar or scientist, for example a member of a national academy or learned society, from another university, an industrial research organization, or a national laboratory, who wishes to continue their research and teaching agenda in collaboration with colleagues at Gallaudet.
Senior and Distinguished Scholars and the university mutually benefit from their appointment by formal recognition of the fellow’s affiliation with the university and from the contribution that a Scholar can make in advancing Gallaudet’s research mission as a member of research intensive institutions of higher education. For this reason, no compensation or monetary remuneration will be provided. The Senior and Distinguished Scholars will have access to research resources and labs. The Fellows will also serve as a resource in developing and preparing research proposals.
Application must include:
Expectations of a Research or Teaching Scholar:
Applications will be screened by the Principal Investigator and the Offices of the Provost and the Dean of the Faculty. The Scholar reports to the Special Assistant to Provost for Research (if university funded) or Principal Investigator (if grant funded) and works with the Director of the School that the Scholar is assigned to.
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