Applications sought for Bonner Program Faculty Advisor

Dear colleagues,

We write to share an exciting opportunity to serve as the Faculty Advisor for the Stetson University Bonner Program.

Founded in 2005, the Bonner Program combines the civic and academic missions of higher education to connect students, faculty and community partners to address some of the most pressing challenges facing our community. As a four-year, cohort-driven program focused on social justice, Bonner students work 10 hours a week with a local nonprofit organization while receiving training to develop their personal, professional and leadership skills in order to maximize their ability to build the capacity of local organizations.

One of the strengths of the Bonner Program, though, is how it connects students’ curricular and co-curricular experiences. Bonner students take a shared First-Year Seminar that examines and interrogates concepts of justice, power, privilege and identity through an interdisciplinary lens. They each also complete the Certificate of Community Engagement, which deepens their disciplinary knowledge and skills through theories and practices tied to issues of social justice. Finally, they each complete a needs assessment and, from that, develop and implement a capstone project that connects their academic interests and career goals with a specific need in our local community.

For over a decade, we were privileged to have our late colleague, Dr. Greg Sapp, as the Bonner Program’s Faculty Advisor. In his dual roles as Marchman Chair and Bonner Faculty Advisor, Greg led the establishment of the First-Year Seminar and the Certificate of Community Engagement, while also serving as a close friend and mentor to the Bonner students on whose lives he left an indelible mark. With Greg’s passing, though, we took some time to revisit the position, and now seek applicants to continue and expand this important work.

View the position description (which describes the responsibilities and compensation) and application here: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=WUaFfRNCwUiAyt94McAubf3nxDSwz7hIqd90k8PNe49UNDVSRThUQUpDM0YwMkE2MTdLMFBYQlFOQi4u. Applicants will submit a CV as well as a statement that reflects their commitment to, and experience with, the core elements of the position and its values of social justice and community engagement.

Applications are due by Jan. 31, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. EST via the link above.  Afterward, the Search Committee will review applications and contact all applicants regarding interviews. The search is expected to be completed by March 2021, and the person hired for this role will officially begin in Fall 2021.

Additional information about the Bonner Program can be found at the following links:

  • About the Stetson Bonner Program: Video
  • The Stetson Bonner Program website: stetson.edu/bonner
  • The Bonner Foundation and national network website: bonner.org
  • 2019 Student Impact Survey: Link

Please direct any questions to Kevin Winchell or Dr. Harry Price, Co-Chairs of the Bonner Program Faculty Advisor Search Committee, at kwinchel@stetson.edu and hprice@stetson.edu.

Many thanks,

Kevin Winchell (Co-Chair), Associate Director of Community Engagement and Director of the Bonner Program

Dr. Harry Price (Co-Chair), Associate Professor of Chemistry and Faculty Director of the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence