Lineberger Multicultural Studies Scholar-in-Residence

Position Timeframe: August 15, 2022 – December 15, 2022
Department: Open
Reports to: Provost/Program Director

General Description

Lenoir Rhyne University seeks candidates to serve as the Lineberger Multicultural Studies Scholar in Residence for fall 2022. This position, sponsored by the Lineberger Center for Cultural an Educational Renewal, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, is intended to provide the candidate with a one-semester opportunity to cultivate a significant research project as well as develop their teaching portfolio. Fields of specialization are open but should fall generally under one of the following headings related to Multicultural Studies: Latino/Chicano Studies, Asian and Asian American Studies, African and African American Studies, Native American Studies, Ethnic Studies, and Gender and Sexuality. As part of the university’s ongoing mission to embody diversity in its various communities, international candidates and candidates from traditionally under-represented groups (e.g. women, African American, Asian and Asian America, Native America, and Latino/a, etc.) are especially encouraged to apply. In addition to those applicants with terminal degrees, Ph.D. candidates are encouraged to apply. 

Candidates will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Promise as a teacher
  • Promise as a scholar
  • A commitment to working with a diverse student body
  • A commitment to advancing the role of under-represented groups in higher education

Description of Duties

  • Teach two sections of an upper-level general education curriculum under one of the university’s categories: humanities; human society and behavior; or natural sciences. For information about LR’s Core Curriculum please visit:
  • Contribute to the intellectual life on campus and in the surrounding community by delivering at least one research presentation on campus and two general public presentations to the Greater Hickory community

Benefits and Compensation

  • Stipend of $4500.00 for four months – $18,000.00 total
  • Living accommodations via private, fully furnished two bedroom apartment on-campus
  • Meal allowance
  • Research stipend for travel and other expenses related to the candidate’s project
  • Private office space and administrative assistance
  • Teaching consultation and training services through the Lenoir-Rhyne Center for Teaching and Learning to enhance the candidate’s pedagogical strategies in the classroom. 
  • A professional mentor throughout the duration of the residency

Applicants should submit the following:

  • Cover letter detailing how you would engage in teaching and research during your semester at Lenoir-Rhyne and how this experience would:
    • further your career goals
    • advance the multicultural competence of our campus community, particularly in relation to under-represented groups
    • advance the university’s mission
  • One to two page Teaching Statement
  • Curriculum vitae with names of three references

Review of applications will begin May 1, 2022 and will continue until the position has been filled.

Inquiries from interested candidates should be directed to Dr. Rand Brandes, Director of the Lineberger Center at

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