Provost’s Office Seeks Candidates for Faculty Director of Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships

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Sally McMillan

The Office of the Provost is seeking candidates for the position of Faculty Director for the Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships (ONSF). The ONSF was originally established in late 2007 with the mission to encourage, inform and mentor students who wish to apply for nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships. These elite awards include, among others, the Fulbright, Gates-Cambridge, Goldwater, Marshall, Rhodes, Truman and Udall Scholarships.

The full position description and qualifications are listed below.

For further information, contact Sally McMillan at (865) 974-0684 or Ruth Darling, assistant provost for student success, at (865) 946-4357.

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Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships (ONSF)
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
http://onsf.utk.edu/
Position Description: Faculty Director

The Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships was established in late 2007 (originally called the Office of External Scholarships) with the mission to encourage, inform and mentor students who wish to apply for nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships. These elite awards include, among others, the Fulbright, Gates-Cambridge, Goldwater, Marshall, Rhodes, Truman and Udall Scholarships. The faculty and staff of the ONSF serve enrolled undergraduates and graduates from all colleges at the University of Tennessee.

This position is a 25%, nine-month administrative appointment with an additional administrative stipend and is open to tenured, associate or full professors. The ONSF reports to the Assistant Provost for Student Success and is staffed by the Faculty Director and an Assistant Director. The duties of the position will include:

* Collaborating with the Assistant Director on the administration of the ONSF

* Serving as the official campus representative for the various scholarship programs

* Meeting with students to discuss opportunities and helping applicants prepare for national competitions

* Recruiting faculty across campus for scholarship review committees

* Implementing an early identification process to recruit students for scholarships

* Communicating with faculty and staff across campus to recruit students for scholarships, and

* Recognizing and promoting students nominated by UT for the prestigious awards

Required qualifications: Doctoral degree or terminal degree and tenured, full or associate professor standing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Preferred qualifications: Experience in successfully mentoring high-ability students as demonstrated through involvement in the teaching/learning of honors students within a discipline or through interdisciplinary programs, undergraduate research, service learning, and/or academic advising; administrative experience; and scholarly excellence in the candidate’s area of research.

Applications should be sent to the address below. Applications should include: (1) a letter of interest addressing the qualifications, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) the names and contact information (addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses) of at least three references.

Ms. Rebekah Page
Assistant Director, ONSF
Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships
University of Tennessee
F101 Melrose Hall
1616 Melrose Ave.
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-4352
865.974.7875
rjpage@utk.edu

The position will be open until filled, but to be assured of full consideration, all materials should be received by Oct. 1, 2010.

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

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