Mary Miles Bibb Postdoctoral/Post-MFA Teaching Fellowship - English - Framingham State University

Location: Framingham, MA Category: Faculty Posted On: Fri Dec 3 2021 Job Description:


The Mary Miles Bibb Postdoctoral/Post-MFA Teaching Fellowship program recruits promising recent Ph.D. or terminal degree candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to and support for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) groups through their teaching and/or scholarship for a two-year appointment at Framingham State University (FSU). BIPOC candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Mary Miles Bibb, who graduated from FSU in 1843, was the first Black graduate of the University and was one of the first Black women to teach in North America. The Mary Miles Bibb Teaching Fellowship program is designed to honor her legacy as an abolitionist and a woman who dedicated her life to the safety and education of fugitive slaves. The program brings scholars to the University with the ultimate goal of changing the professoriate at FSU and beyond.

Mary Miles Bibb Fellowships are two-year positions. One fellowship is available in English with a specialization in Film Studies with the ability to teach some of the following: Global Cinema, African American Film, and Studies in Film (special topics), and a General Education elective.

Bibb fellows will teach three undergraduate courses each semester and will receive mentorship, and support from a team of University colleagues on teaching effectiveness, scholarship, professional service, and career development. They will also have access to training, mentorship and support through programs, workshops, and groups available through the Center for Excellence in Learning, Teaching, Scholarship and Service; the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement; and the Office of Human Resources.

FSU is a teaching-centered institution with a long history of providing a top quality accessible and affordable education to its students. As an institution that is actively working on anti-racist initiatives, FSU seeks to support the growth and development of BIPOC faculty throughout their careers at FSU and beyond. These fellowships provide Bibb fellows with full-time salaries with benefits. They are two-year positions (each year is a nine-month position with an annualized salary).




Supervision by Department Chair and support by Bibb Faculty Fellows Program Coordinator

Job Requirements:


  • PhD or a terminal degree, field open, completed at time of appointment and within the past three years. ABD candidates with expected date of completion in the first year of FSU employment will also be considered.
  • A demonstrated commitment to anti-racist scholarship, curriculum, and/or pedagogies (please share in equity and inclusion statement).

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, exempt, benefits-eligible position in the Massachusetts State College Association (MSCA) bargaining unit at the rank of Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with experience in accordance with Appendix O of the MSCA contract (

It is the policy of Framingham State University that all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 before they begin employment. Proof of the COVID-19 vaccine is required of all individuals hired by FSU, to be verified after a verbal offer of employment has been accepted, and before employment begins. Prospective employees may submit a request for a medical or religious exemption to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement to Human Resources. Furthermore, FSU employees must wear a mask inside campus buildings.

Framingham State University conducts criminal history and sexual offender record checks on recommended finalists prior to final employment for all positions.

Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.

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