Frederick Douglass Teaching Scholars

Frederick Douglass Teaching Scholars

Frederick Douglass Teaching Scholars

Bloomsburg University's Frederick Douglass Scholars Program offers teaching and scholarship opportunities for recent graduates of terminal degree programs and graduate students entering the final stages of terminal degree programs (ABD).

The program is intended for individuals who are seeking academic experiences to help them further develop the skills needed to be successful university faculty members and scholars.

Participants in the program typically teach full time (negotiable) and conduct scholarly research during an agreed upon combination of Summer, Fall, and Spring sessions. Scholars will be compensated as temporary faculty, according to the university’s collective bargaining agreement, will be mentored by senior faculty members and are expected to participate in campus activities.

Scholars may also be requested to work with the Frederick Douglass Institute to develop/implement multicultural programing on campus.

Minimum requirements in the program are:

  • post master's degree (ABD or equivalents)
  • academic background in one of the disciplines taught at Bloomsburg University
  • completed application documents sent to

How to Apply

The following application documents are required:

  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • A letter of qualification and interest
  • An unofficial copy of graduation transcripts
  • A letter from your major or dissertation advisor in support of your application
  • Letters from at least two additional references regarding your experience and abilities

Please send all application materials listed above (the recommendation letters may come directly from the source) electronically to Although applications are accepted at any time, the university’s decision for fall placements are typically made by mid-April. For more information, call 570-389-4828.