Distinguished Scholars standing next to each other and smiling.

Published December 19, 2019



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Applications to participate in the Center for Diversity Innovation’s Distinguished Visiting Scholars program are sought from exceptionally accomplished faculty who, through their record of scholarship and/or creative endeavors, teaching, mentoring, and service, as well as their skills, experiences, underrepresentation, and areas of scholarly and/or creative expertise, can substantially advance diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of Buffalo.

Exposing students, faculty, and staff to new ideas and perspectives, engaging with undergraduate and graduate mentoring circles, linking to the community through talks, exhibits, scholarship and/or creative projects, the Center for Diversity Innovation’s Distinguished Visiting Scholars program will contribute to the university’s existing commitments to groundbreaking research, transformative educational experiences, and deeply engaged service to its communities.

Program Structure:
One-year (10 month), temporary, full-time, residential, salaried position (benefits eligible) as a Distinguished Visiting Scholar hosted by the Center for Diversity Innovation and a department anywhere within the University at Buffalo. The Distinguished Visiting Scholars program will host a cohort of Scholars annually.

Open recruitment. Advanced assistant professors, associate or full professors or highly accomplished non-academics whose profile matches the needs of the program and would be qualified to obtain tenure in a UB department. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States. No sponsorship is available for this position.

Topics of scholarship: Any area of scholarship and/or creative endeavor. All candidates are encouraged to highlight ways in which their scholarly and/or creative endeavors, teaching, and/or service (including service in their communities) relate to diversity, equity/inequality, and inclusion.
Mentoring: The evaluation of all Scholar applicants will include careful attention to the applicant’s history of mentoring students and record of developing the next generation of scholars, artists and/or practitioners in their field. Scholar applications will include contact information for letters of reference from former students/mentees, as well as a description of their approach, accomplishments, and history of mentoring with particular emphasis on how they have advanced diversity, equity, and inclusion. (This program does not involve any assigned teaching.)

The Center for Diversity Innovation Distinguished Visiting Scholar program is committed to the concept of a residential visit. Consequently, Scholars must reside during their fellowship term in a community which affords Scholars the ability to be in attendance in the Scholar offices during mid-day and at other designated times three to four days a week and as required to attend the weekly seminars and other speaker events hosted by the Center and/or their host departments. Our expectation is that Scholars remain in residence at the Center from opening day (the day after Labor Day in September) through late May, excluding holiday periods.

Center staff can provide information about finding housing and schools and relocation funds are available to all Scholars who move in order to participate in the program.

Salary: $115,000 (nonnegotiable)

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.