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Welcome to the Faculty Diversity and Excellence homepage. Here you will find important information on faculty recruitment, helpful resources for current faculty members, and opportunities for faculty development.
As articulated in our strategic plan, Swarthmore strives to be “a model workplace and residential learning community in an increasingly complex global world.” The College is committed to developing and sustaining programs and initiatives that will provide an environment in which all who live and work here -- whatever their race, gender, religious and political beliefs, sexual orientation, socioeconomic, ethnic or national background -- can succeed in their professional lives and flourish as individuals.
Our faculty are dedicated teachers, scholars, artists, and members of this community, and the source of the vibrant educational life Swarthmore offers. The College seeks to foster a lively and nurturing culture in which all faculty members have access to the resources they need to inspire students, contribute to the production of knowledge in their fields of study, and manage the competing demands of their lives.
The fundamental objective of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program (MMUF) is to increase the number of minority students, and others with a demonstrated commitment to eradicating racial disparities, who will pursue Ph.D.s in core fields in the arts and sciences.
The program aims to reduce over time the serious underrepresentation on the faculties of individuals from certain minority groups, as well as to address the attendant educational consequences of these disparities.
The Consortium is committed to increasing the diversity of students, faculty members and curricular offerings at liberal arts colleges with a particular focus on enhancing the diversity of candidates for faculty positions. The Consortium was founded as an association of liberal arts colleges committed to strengthening under-represented minority groups by allowing them to complete their graduate programs and to consider faculty employment at liberal arts colleges. The Consortium currently has 44 member institutions. Applications are invited in all disciplines. Fellowship recipients must be either U.S. citizens or permanent residents committed to and willing to contribute to enhancing the diversity of Consortium colleges and their faculties. Furthermore, candidates should have no more than five years of teaching or relevant experience before the starting date of the most recent fellowship.
Consortium for Faculty Diversity - 2015 Conference Information
View the 2015 CFD Annual Conference Scholarly Work Exhibit [pdf].