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CISA Faculty Fellowship (Position Filled)

Faculty Fellowship
Mason’s Graduate BRIDGE Program
Center for International Student Access/Office of the Provost
Term: Minimum one year, renewable for a second year, beginning Fall 2012

Application Deadline: April 20, 2012

Description of Faculty Fellowship.

This CISA faculty fellowship will support a faculty member to do interdisciplinary research and curriculum development for the Graduate BRIDGE program and related initiatives designed to advance Second Language Acquisition and Writing in the Disciplines. The fellowship is a quarter-time position for 9 consecutive months with an option for an additional stipend to work during the summer term.  Funding is available for a 25% salary buy-out (up to $10,000.00 per year, plus fringe benefits) plus a $5000.00 stipend, from Fall 2012 through Spring 2013.

Description of Activities.

The fellow will work with current CISA faculty, English Composition, English Language Institute, and Writing Across the Curriculum leadership as the Center’s scholarly anchor to research and expand sustainable resources to support writing and language development for graduate degree-seeking multilingual speakers of English.  The primary tasks include (1) developing resources for English language learners to become aware of linguistic and rhetorical strategies for composing texts in US scholarly genres within the disciplines, (2) evaluating and developing research initiatives related to this area, and (3) representing the BRIDGE program on the CISA Advisory Board and relevant committees.


Any full-time faculty member (term or tenure-line) in good standing with at least two consecutive years of full-time service at Mason is eligible to apply, with a preference for faculty in English, Linguistics, Bilingual Education, Teaching English as a Second Language, or a related field. The ideal faculty candidate has a demonstrated research interest and curriculum development experience in both Applied Linguistics/TESL and Composition and Rhetoric/Writing.  All applications must be approved by the department chair or supervisor.


Application Timeline.

  • April 20, 2012 Applications due to Nicole Sealey, Director of the Center for International Student Access (see template below).
  • May 3, 2012.  Application reviews.
  • May 15, 2012. Notification to applicants.
  • August 1, 2012 (negotiable). Official beginning of fellowship.

Evaluation of applications. The Office of the Provost and select Center for International Student Access Advisory Board members will coordinate the review of applications.

TO APPLY: Complete the CISA Faculty Fellowship Application and required documents via email to: Be sure to put “CISA Faculty Fellow” in the subject line.