The U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2024-2025 The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (S-I-R) Program.
The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program is a unique Fulbright Scholar Program initiative that is specifically driven by the goals of U.S. institutions of higher education to enhance internationalization efforts on their campuses.
Teaching will be the selected scholar’s foremost responsibility. The scholar will teach two classes per semester selected from the following core courses: Statistical methods for biomedical data science, Computational machine learning, Predictive modelling and analytics, Mathematical and statistical theory, Advanced biostatistics, Advanced scientific computing: Stochastic methods for data analysis Inference and optimization.
Name of Host Institution: Meharry Medical College
Program Dates: The program will take place from August 2024 to June 2025.
Program Length in Months: 10
Eligibility and Candidate Profile: Ph.D. in Computer Science or Mathematics, Experience in teaching classes with solid mathematical components.
The U.S. Embassy is seeking to recruit a scholar in the field of Mathematics or Computer Science to teach courses in Meharry’s School of Applied Computational Sciences and provide an international perspective. During fall semester, the scholar will teach or co-teach two classes per semester selected from the following courses: MSBD 530 (Statistical methods for biomedical data science), MSDS 550 (Computational machine learning), MSDS 565 (Predictive modelling and analytics). BDS 710 (Mathematical and statistical theory), BDS 720 (Advanced Biostatistics) BDS 725 (Advanced scientific computing: Stochastic methods for data analysis, inference and optimization) Additionally, the scholar will help to update and internationalize curriculum to better align with the cultural diversity and global citizenship outcome required for all general education courses.
Plans for Other Campus Activities:
The Scholar will be introduced to additional activities through the cross-campus Research for Minority Institution (RCMI) government grant program funded by National Institute of Health (NIH). This program brings researchers from Meharry’s four different schools and more than 20 departments across campus to collaborate on research areas of mutual interest. The Scholar will also be able to identify multiple engagement and research opportunities outside of SACS based on his/her professional and personal interests through Meharry’s Office of Community Engagement Core and will be provided with opportunities to present at Tennessee and National professional and academic meetings and conferences.
The scholar will be primarily involved with on and off-campus activities associated with African American communities of the greater Nashville area.
The scholar will also be involved in activities under the SACS-Oracle strategic agreement which seeks to align academic curriculum with industry expectations. The agreement allows Oracle scientists to collaborate with SACS faculty on research and guest lecturing. This will expose the Scholar to the synergy between academia and industry in the United States and enable the Scholar to bring that unique experience to her/his home country and institution.
Applications must be submitted online https://apply.iie.org/sir and include three letters of recommendation on behalf of the candidate. One letter must be from the scholar’s home institution stating that the scholar will receive leave of absence if selected for the Fulbright grant.
Deadline for submission of applications is February 25, 2024.
Questions about the Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence can be addressed to U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam by email at Kanyikadc@state.gov