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Mary Miles Bibb Postdoctoral/Post-MFA Teaching Fellowship
Framingham State University in Framingham, Massachusetts
Date Posted 11/04/2021
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

About Framingham State University:

Framingham State University is a vibrant comprehensive liberal arts institution located in the MetroWest suburbs of Boston, which integrates an academically challenging liberal arts education with workforce preparation programs. Founded in 1839, FSU enrolls about 4,000 undergraduates and 1,200 graduate and professional students. FSU offers 35 bachelor's degrees with 55 specialized concentrations, 63 minors, and 26 master's degree programs, in a highly personalized teaching environment. Our community takes pride in empowering student success by providing a superior education, leading research and innovation opportunities, and a strong first-year experience.

At FSU, we are deeply committed to inclusive excellence, encouraging a supportive, diverse and collaborative learning environment, and providing culturally relevant education. We are honored that our commitment earned FSU six Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Awards from INSIGHT Into Diversity and that we are the only public institution in Massachusetts recognized in 2018, 2019, and 2020. FSU is designated as an emerging Hispanic-Serving Institution by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and also belongs to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Inclusive Excellence community, providing national leadership in science education and exploring strategies that will lead to more inclusive science education. We encourage applications from those who share our commitment to promoting a diverse, welcoming, and inclusive community.

Our founding motto, LIVE TO THE TRUTH, was said at the end of each class by beloved first principal, Cyrus Peirce, who sought to discover and teach "truth in theory and principle...truth in spirit and motive...truth in manner and form...truth intellectual and truth moral." Principal Bagnall found this motto "speaks of sincerity of spirit...of intensity of effort, of resolution to succeed, of joy in achievement." LIVE TO THE TRUTH continues to guide our institution in practice and endeavor. If you share in this quest for truth and a commitment to living it fully, make the next chapter of your career the best chapter at Framingham State University.

Learn more about our career opportunities at www.framingham.edu/careers .

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 open to faculty who will teach in one of the following major programs:

  • Biology
    • Two positions; one Molecular biology and another Botany with ability to teach Plant Taxonomy
  • Chemistry
    • First year majors sequence and upper division courses in inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, or analytical chemistry
  • Criminology
    • Sociologically-oriented critical criminologist
  • English
    • Film Studies and First-year Writing, with the ability to teach some of the following: Composition II, Global Cinema, African American Film, and Studies in Film (special topics)
  • Mathematics
  • Political Science
    • A specialization in American politics with expertise in the area of Pre-Law a plus, with the ability to teach some of the following: Introduction to American Politics; Legislative Politics and Policy; Race, Politics, and the Law; and The Presidency: Politics and Administration. 

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



  • 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 (http://mscaunion.org/day-and-dgce-contracts/)

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.

Application Instructions:

Candidates must apply online by submitting:

  • Cover Letter addressing teaching philosophy and any areas of specialization/expertise,
  • CV/Resume,
  • Equity and Inclusion Statement*, and
  • Names and contact information for three professional references. 

*An Equity and Inclusion Statement is a personal statement on a candidate's past efforts, as well as future plans, to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion. Regardless of personal demographic characteristics, FSU has a commitment to hiring candidates who share our commitment to the American Association of College and Universities (AAC&U) Inclusive Excellence Model. The equity and inclusion statement is an opportunity for candidates to discuss scholarship, professional skills, experience, and/or willingness to engage in activities that would enhance the university's efforts to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Equity and inclusion statements will be considered as part of a transparent and comprehensive review of candidates' application materials.

Official transcripts must be submitted upon appointment. Review of applications is ongoing through January 6, 2022.

Framingham State University only accepts application materials through our online application system. We are unable to accept application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery. If you experience technical issues with the online application process, please submit a helpdesk ticket .

Framingham State University understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance, please contact the Human Resources Office at 508-626-4530 or humanresources@framingham.edu .

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