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Research & Teaching Scholar Program
Hall Memorial Building S242
As part of the Gallaudet University Research and Teaching Diversity Initiative, this competitive Scholar Program is designed to facilitate the development of deaf and hard of hearing faculty. The Research and Teaching Scholars program provides collaborative sessions, mentored projects, and a network of established colleagues.
Gallaudet recognizes faculty members often wish to further their scholarly careers and elevate their affiliations with the university. To accommodate this, the university has established the position of University Research and Teaching Scholar. The appointment of a University Scholar can be at various ranks: Scholar, Senior Scholar, and Distinguished Scholar.
Research Scholars will be expected to work closely with a faculty sponsor whose role will be to mentor the graduate student through the development of grantsmanship and scholarly writing. In addition to developing research writing skills, Research Scholars have opportunities to work with the research teams on research design, methods, and data analysis. The Research Scholar will participate in research and grant writing activities that align with the Scholar and faculty mentor’s interests, while developing and strengthening the Scholar’s research agenda in related areas.
Teaching Scholars will be expected to teach two courses per semester, under close mentorship of a faculty member in the assigned School. In addition to developing teaching skills, Teaching Scholars have opportunities to participate in collaborative learning and co-author manuscripts for publication. The Teaching Scholar will participate in reduced load teaching and collaborate in a faculty lab to write papers for publication.
Research and Teaching Scholars who wish to have both research and teaching experiences, can ask for a custom plan to spend one full semester on writing a grant proposal and another semester on teaching courses. For all scholars, when a faculty position opens, the Scholar may apply for this position but is not guaranteed an offer.
Senior Scholar: Faculty member on paid leave from their home institution within the U.S. or internationally wishing to collaborate with an individual member of Gallaudet’s faculty or a set of colleagues within an academic department, research center or institute, or a laboratory group.
Distinguished Scholar: highly accomplished engineer, scholar, or scientist, for example, a member of a national academy or learned society, from another university, an industrial research organization, or a national laboratory, who wishes to continue their research and teaching agenda in collaboration with colleagues at Gallaudet.
Senior and Distinguished Scholars and the university mutually benefit from their appointment by formal recognition of the fellow’s affiliation with the university and from the contribution that a Scholar can make in advancing Gallaudet’s research mission as a member of research-intensive institutions of higher education. For this reason, no compensation or monetary remuneration will be provided. The Senior and Distinguished Scholars will have access to research resources and labs. The Fellows will also serve as a resource in developing and preparing research proposals.
Application must include:
Expectations of a Research or Teaching Scholar:
Applications will be screened by the Principal Investigator and the Offices of the Provost and the Dean of the Faculty. The Scholar reports to the Special Assistant to Provost for Research (if university-funded) or Principal Investigator (if grant-funded) and works with the Director of the School that the Scholar is assigned to.
Special Assistant to Provost Research
Poorna Kushalnagar, Ph.D., Chief Research Officer
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