Current Job Opening: Archer Cornfield Fellowship at Ashesi 2023

Job Title: Archer Cornfield Fellowship

Department Academic Affairs

Employment Type Contractor

Location: Berekuso, Eastern Region

About Us:

Founded in 2002, Ashesi University is one of Africa’s most respected and innovative undergraduate universities, known for producing graduates of outstanding integrity, initiative, and skill.

Expectations for the Fellowship:

The candidate will be expected to teach a minimum of 3 courses during the fellowship year, which can be of varying combinations across the year, e.g., 1 in the first semester and 2 in the second semester, or vice versa.

Candidates who can serve as a fellow for one semester (not one year) will be expected to teach a minimum of 2 courses during the semester and the fellowship award will be prorated accordingly.

The course “discussions and lab” release may be dedicated to the candidate’s research or research collaboration with faculty.

The candidate is expected to spend a minimum of 40 hours a week on teaching, scholarship, innovation, and research, cumulated on and off campus.

For PHD or higher, the fellowship award is up to $75k, and for someone just completing their masters, or in a PHD program, the fellowship award is up to $50k.

Archer-Cornfield Fellowships – Eligibility:

Our competitive Archer-Cornfield Fellowships compete with leading post doc fellowship opportunities in North America and around the world.

It provides a generous stipend, accommodation on campus, an opportunity to bring a spouse or family, and transportation expenses for candidates who wish to devote a year to teaching undergraduates in Africa, with opportunities for research and scholarship.

Teaching may be in a specific course in the discipline, depending on need, or it may be a course the candidate chooses to create to provide depth in student learning outcome of the discipline.

We seek recent masters and doctoral graduates in electronic and electrical, mechanical, mechatronic, and computer engineering, and computer science (including information systems), as well as emeritus professors and faculty on sabbatical for our undergraduate programs. 

Emeritus professors and faculty on sabbatical are also sought for our graduate programs, a master’s in mechatronics and a proposed master’s in intelligent systems.

Applicants should have an affinity for Ashesi’s instructional model, which combines seminars, labs, and hands-on projects centered on real-world problems.