Hello Economic Geographers,
Please consider the following program - note the emphasis on mentoring. And
please share it with colleagues you feel might be interested! I'd love to
have geographers in the mix in this interdisciplinary program.



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.*

Abigail Cooke, PhD
Department of Geography, UB

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