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Institute for Advancing American Values seeks faculty fellows

The Institute for Advancing American Values is conducting an internal search for two faculty fellows to support the Institute’s mission and activities. The application deadline is Feb. 11, or until both positions are filled.

The faculty fellows will:

  • Coordinate meetings of the institute’s faculty advisory council
  • Assist in the review of teaching and research grant proposals
  • Serve as an ambassador for the institute on campus and in select community engagements
  • Participate in the development of institute programs and activities
  • Provide oversight for the undergraduate fellows program
  • Support the integration of visiting scholars and postdoctoral fellows into the campus community

Faculty from any discipline are invited to apply, with a preference for tenured faculty. The positions consist of a two-year commitment at six to eight hours per week in fall and spring semesters, and a summer commitment of no more than 20 hours total. Successful candidates will receive a single course release funded by the institute and a stipend.

Preferred skills and experience include:

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Facilitation skills adept at navigating complex and controversial topics
  • Record of teaching and research that engages public life, including presentations or participation in the civic life of Boise

Interested faculty should consult with their department chair before submitting an application.

Applicants should email the following documents to by Feb. 7. Application materials should be submitted in Word or PDF format.

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A letter of interest (one to two pages) that speaks to how the applicants qualifications align with the missions and vision of the Institute for Advancing American Values

The Institute for Advancing American Values encourages conversation between multiple viewpoints to spur engagement, understanding, and human connection. Institute activities will include: public events to encourage dialogue about central issues facing Idaho and the nation, research and projects that approach complex and contested issues through the prism of American values and evidenced-based research, and education programming supporting the development of new courses across the disciplines that chart how the values of freedom, opportunity, democracy, free expression and other values have shaped the triumphs and challenges of universities and American life generally.