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Applications accepted through April 1 for Equity and Inclusion Teaching Fellowship
MTE Fellowship

The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing (NHWSN) seeks early career nurse educators/scholars to complete a year-long fellowship focused on teaching excellence.

NHWSN strives to create an inclusive environment where the faculty population is as diverse as students. To date, 29% of the nursing faculty are from underrepresented groups compared to the 46% diverse student population. Over the past 10 years, there have been intentional efforts to diversify the faculty with marked growth in the number of faculty from historically underrepresented groups (HUG) in the tenure track and clinical instructors (48% and 43%, respectively). 

To address the underrepresentation of (HUG) in the clinical track, where greater teaching responsibilities and student engagement occurs, we propose establishing an Equity and Teaching Fellowship. The fellowship will serve to attract, recruit, and retain nurses from underrepresented groups to develop the competencies for academic readiness. This one-year fellowship will offer Faculty of Color an immersion experience necessary to transition into the faculty role.

The fellowship will have four main areas of focus:

1) nurse educator competencies

2) leadership in the academy

3) scholarship in the academy

4) life-long mentorship development to advance diversity 

We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups within the nursing faculty workforce to apply, particularly those whose teaching and scholarship focus on enhancing excellence in diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom and clinical settings.  


  • Eligible for full-time appointment at the assistant professor rank, clinical track. 
  • Less than five years of academic teaching experience at post-doctoral preparation (PhD, DNP, EdD, or equivalent degree). 
    • Preference given to individuals from historically underrepresented populations in the nursing profession in the School of Nursing.    
  • Commitment to NHWSN strategic priorities around diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, and social determinants of health. 
  • Strong interest in serving as a role model and mentor for students from diverse backgrounds. 
  • Commitment to a long-term goal of mentoring junior faculty from historically underrepresented groups. 
  • Commitment to teaching excellence. 
  • Demonstrate potential for productivity around a specific area of teaching and/or clinical scholarship 

Fellowship Period: Twelve-month appointment 

Applications are due by April 1, 2022 

Start September 1, 2022 

Budget: Competitive salary (above the 50th percentile of AACN salary guidelines) for beginning Assistant Professor on the non-tenure track 

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