What You Will Experience as a Fellow


[Sabbatical] The postdoctoral program is rebuilding for the future. We are working on sustainable endowments, networking with regional universities, and strengthening our bond with UW.

We recognize and appreciate the importance of the work of past and current postdoctoral fellows and the ways they have enriched our campus community through cutting-edge scholarship, teaching, and mentorship. We are privileged to have the crème de la crème of faculty of color graduates from the University of Washington and expect to continue to attract such faculty in 2021-2022.

[RESUME] We will return the academic year 2021-2022, renewed, and ready to serve new candidates!


Academic departments in the College of Arts and Sciences at Gonzaga University apply to host a postdoctoral fellow. The departments selected to host will participate in the process of choosing the fellow. Each hosting department identifies a member to be a mentor to the fellow during their first year.

  • Receive two consecutive one-year appointments (effectively a two-year appointment to the postdoc)
  • Go through a practice reappointment process during their first year in which they will receive developmental feedback from teaching observations.
  • Teach a 1-3 or 2-2 load of mixed upper and lower division courses—ideally reserving the upper division offering for the spring so as to ensure successful enrollment numbers
  • Present their scholarship in a public manner appropriate for the discipline as decided on by the department and fellow once each academic year
  • In their first year, fellows will receive mentoring from designated department member(s) and participate in CTA support programs
  • At the start of their second year, fellows identify and select a mentor to work with for the remainder of their time at GU.
  • Department mentors will receive training through a CTA workshop
  • Have formal and informal meetings with the Chief Diversity Officer
  • Meet with the postdoc coordinator(s) and their cohort members monthly for peer mentoring and support
  • Are paid as faculty members and receive benefits
 

"The GU community has challenged me to work hard in becoming a better instructor and scholar every day. I found great collaborative spaces, and being able to contribute to those spaces has made this one of the best academic and processional experiences of my life."
Dr. Noralis Rodriguez-Coss

Current Postdoctoral Fellows

Portrait of alma khasawnih, Ph.D. Teaching Fellow of Communication Studies

alma khasawnih, Ph.D.

Teaching Fellow of Communication Studies

alma khasawnih earned a Ph.D. in Feminist Studies from the University of Washington, Seattle; an MA in Community Art Education from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence; and a BA in Environmental Policy and Behavior from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. alma’s doctorate is from the Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle.

Portrait of Quin'Nita Cobbins-Modica, Ph.D., Teaching Fellow of History

Quin'Nita Cobbins-Modica, Ph.D.

Teaching Fellow of History

Quin’Nita Cobbins-Modica is an historian of African American Women’s History in the American West. She received her bachelor’s degree in history from Fisk University and her masters at the University of Georgia before earning her Ph.D in history from the University of Washington. Her research focuses on black women’s political activism and leadership in the Pacific Northwest.

Portrait of Dr. Ulil Amri, Lecturer of Environmental Studies

Ulil Amri, Ph.D.

Teaching Fellow of Environmental Studies

Ulil Amri earned his M.A from Australian National University, and his PhD from the University of Washington. His areas of expertise include anthropology of religion, ecology, and political economy. At Gonzaga, he teaches Eco-spirituality and Global Environmental Politics.

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