University of Hartford Jackie McLean Fellowship
Jackie McLean was a world-renowned alto saxophonist, educator, composer and community activist who served on the faculty at the University of Hartford for 36 years. In 1968, he established the African-American music department and later the Jazz Studies degree program at The Hartt School. In 1970, he and his wife Dollie McLean founded the Artists Collective, a nationally recognized non-profit, interdisciplinary cultural arts institution serving at-risk youth and the Greater Hartford community through the preservation and perpetuation of the art and culture of the African Diaspora.
Competition for the Jackie McLean Fellowship is open to candidates who have completed all coursework toward a terminal degree (doctoral degree or MFA). Post-doctoral candidates are also eligible. Fellows must be in residence during the fellowship year. Responsibilities include teaching one course per semester, conducting research or creative scholarship toward the completion of their degree or as a follow-up to their graduate work, giving at least one performance or presentation to the University and/or Hartford community, mentoring students and/or student organizations, and engaging in academic service. Fellows will be granted non-tenure-track faculty status at the Visiting Instructor or Assistant Professor level for one year, and receive salary, benefits, and travel funds.
Candidates for the Fellowship are nominated by one of our academic departments. Interested applicants should contact the relevant department chairs to explore the possibilities for the upcoming academic year (a list of departments and chairs can be found on our web site). Screening begins in February.
The University of Hartford's academic mission is to engage students in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to thrive in, and contribute to, a pluralistic, complex world.
The University of Hartford is an open and welcoming community, which values diversity in all its forms. In addition, the University aspires to have its faculty and staff reflect the rich diversity of its student body and the Hartford region. Candidates committed to working with diverse populations and conversant in multicultural issues are encouraged to apply.
Potential McLean Fellows are nominated by an academic department at the University of Hartford. If you are interested in being considered, send your vita to Woody Doane at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will forward it to the appropriate department chair. You may also contact the department chair directly if you prefer.
The nominations process for the 2018-2019 academic year is now OPEN. The deadline for the academic departments to submit nominations is January 23, 2018.