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Worldwide Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program

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.

Program Summary:

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.

Program Activates:

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.

  1. The S-I-R is open to scholars in the field of Computer and Mathematics and without regard to gender or age.
  2. Applicants must be citizens The United Republic of Tanzania
  3. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science or Mathematics.
  4. Evidence of successful higher education teaching experience in Computer Science or Mathematics is preferred.
  5. A demonstrated commitment to improving student learning through innovative strategies shown to help students succeed at the course and program level.
  6. Effective communication skills and interpersonal skills with the capacity to work successfully in a culturally diverse college community.
  7. Must possess demonstrated skills in using modern educational technology, including multimedia-based instruction.
  8. Experience with up-to-date pedagogical teaching techniques required.
  9. Preference will be given to candidates who have had no experience or limited experience in the U.S.
  10. Applicants must have sufficient proficiency in English to carry out their teaching appointments and collaborate effectively with colleagues.
  11. Successful candidates will be asked to submit a Medical History and Examination Report.

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.

Community Outreach:

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