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Heanon Wilkins Faculty Fellow

Professor Emeritus Heanon Wilkins was Miami University’s first full-time African-American faculty member.  A distinguished professor of Spanish, Portuguese, and Black World Studies, Professor Wilkins received Miami’s highest honors in teaching, research, and service and we honor him with the Wilkins Fellows program.

The Wilkins Fellows program provides a culturally diverse faculty member with mentoring, a salary equivalent to that of a Miami University faculty member at the same rank (instructor or visiting assistant professor), $4000 for research-related expenses, the potential of obtaining a future tenure-track faculty position at Miami University, and an opportunity to live and work in a welcoming community of enthusiastic scholars. During the 15-week (one semester) or 9-month (two-semester, full academic year) appointment, Wilkins Fellows conduct research and enjoy a one-course reduction in teaching load per semester.

Qualifications

Miami University welcomes candidates who have nearly completed (e.g., ABD) or completed their doctorate or equivalent degree within four years of the August appointment date. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, temporary resident (admitted for residence as an applicant under the 1986 immigration amnesty law), refugee or asylee. Desirable qualifications include the ability to contribute in significant ways to Miami’s diversity-related initiatives.

Application

Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of proposed research (one to five pages) indicating area or discipline, and sample of scholarly work addressed to Dr. Carolyn Haynes via email to haynesca@MiamiOH.edu by the beginning of March.

Three letters of reference are required, including one from the dissertation advisor. Screening of applications begins at the beginning of March each year. Decisions are typically made by the beginning of June.

Miami University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with smoke-free campuses offering full same-sex domestic partner benefits. Women and members of ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Right to Know – Consumer Information http://www.miami.muohio.edu/about-miami/publications-and-policies/student-consumer-info/. Hard copy upon request.

Process of Selection:

  1. Screening of applications begins at the beginning of March each year. Initial screening is conducted by the Office of Provost to ensure that all components of application are submitted and basic qualifications are met.
  2. Office of Provost sends applications to the appropriate academic dean. In the case of applicants whose work cuts across two academic divisions, the application will be forwarded to both academic deans for their consideration.
  3. The dean reviews the applications and identifies those applicants who are of high quality and meet a need of the academic division. Dean forwards appropriate applications to department chair and/or program director.
  4. Chair and/or director confers with faculty and makes decision on viability of applicant. Chair/director follows the departmental search procedures used for visiting assistant professors.
  5. Chair/director makes recommendation to dean.
  6. If dean approves, the dean forwards the recommendation to the Office of the Provost.
  7. Final decisions by the dean are typically made by the beginning of June.
  8. Office of the Provost sends the appointment letters to the candidates in June.

Additional Information:

The academic division compensates the Heanon Wilkins fellow at the salary equivalent to visiting assistant professors or instructors.

Departments should follow the procedures for selecting Heanon Wilkins fellows that they usually employ for visiting assistant professors or instructors.

The Office of the Provost provides the professional development funds which should be used for research-related expenses, such as books, lab equipment, computer equipment, travel to make a conference presentation or to conduct fieldwork.

The appointment for the Heanon Wilkins fellowship is one year. In rare circumstances, the fellowship may be extended for one additional year.

The typical teaching load for Heanon Wilkins fellows is a 3-3 load.

Locations
Luxembourg
West Chester
Middletown
Hamilton
Oxford
  • Luxembourg
    Luxembourg

    John E. Dolibois European Center, Luxembourg

    One of Miami's oldest continuous study abroad programs, the Miami University John E. Dolibois Center (MUDEC) in Luxembourg offers students the opportunity to enroll in Miami classes taught by European-based and Ohio-based Miami faculty. Students enjoy a unique combination of first-class academics, engagement in the local community, and various faculty-guided and independent travel opportunities.

    Contact and emergency information for the Luxembourg Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    Château de Differdange
    1, Impasse du Château
    L-4524 Differdange
    Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
    luxembourg@MiamiOH.edu
    MiamiOH.edu/luxembourg

    217-222 MacMillan Hall
    531 E. Spring Street
    Oxford, Ohio 45056, USA

    Directions

    Main Operator: 011-352-582222-1
    Oxford-based Coordinator: 513-529-5050
    Emergency info: MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • West Chester
    West Chester

    Voice of America Learning Center

    Located midway between Cincinnati and Dayton along I-75, the Voice of America Learning Center (VOALC) offers undergraduate and graduate courses and programs drawn from Miami's Regional and Oxford campuses. Home to Miami's MBA program, the Learning Center provides ready access to graduate programs for area educators and courses leading to the BIS degree for undergraduates.

    Contact and emergency information for the Voice of America Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    7847 VOA Park Dr.
    (Corner of VOA Park Dr. and Cox Rd.)
    West Chester, OH 45069
     
    voalc@MiamiOH.edu
    MiamiOH.edu/voalc

    Printable Floor Plan
    Directions

    Main Operator: 513-895-8862
    (From Middletown) 513-217-8862
    Emergency info: regionals.MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • Middletown
    Middletown

    Middletown Regional Campus

    Nestled on 141 acres near I-75, Miami University Middletown offers bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, and beginning coursework for most four-year degrees. Nearby Greentree Health Science Academy immerses Miami's nursing and health information technology students in the health care experience while taking classes.

    Contact and emergency information for the Middletown Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

     4200 N. University Blvd.
    Middletown, OH 45042
    regionalwebmaster@MiamiOH.edu
    regionals.MiamiOH.edu

    Printable Campus Map
    Directions

    Main Operator: 513-727-3200
    (Toll-free) 1-86-MIAMI-MID
    Office of Admission: 513-727-3216
    Campus Status Line: 513-727-3477
    Emergency info: regionals.MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • Hamilton
    Hamilton

    Hamilton Regional Campus

    A compact, friendly, commuter campus, Miami Hamilton offers bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, and beginning coursework for most four-year degrees. Small class sizes, on-site child care, and flexible scheduling make Miami Hamilton attractive to students at all stages of life and career.

    Contact and emergency information for the Hamilton Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    1601 University Blvd.
    Hamilton, OH 45011
    regionalwebmaster@MiamiOH.edu
    regionals.MiamiOH.edu

    Printable Campus Map
    Directions

    Main Operator: 513-785-3000
    Office of Admission: 513-785-3111
    Campus Status Line: 513-785-3077
    Emergency info: regionals.MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • Oxford
    Oxford

    Miami University, Oxford Ohio

    Nationally recognized as one of the most outstanding undergraduate institutions, Miami University is a public university located in Oxford, Ohio. With a student body of 16,000, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with faculty who love to teach and the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions.

    Contact and emergency information for the Oxford Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    501 E. High St.
    Oxford, OH 45056

    Printable Campus Map
    Directions

    Main Operator: 513-529-1809
    Office of Admission: 513-529-2531
    Vine Hotline: 513-529-6400
    Emergency info: MiamiOH.edu/emergency