The Application Period for the Spring 2019 Program is Now Closed
(The Application Deadline was October 30, 2018)
The Mid-Career Faculty Fellowship Program aims to help retain and advance a diverse faculty at CUNY. The program supports CUNY’s commitment to academic excellence and “equal access and opportunity for students, faculty and staff from all ethnic and racial groups” and sexes (CUNY mission) and was established in response to feedback suggesting that CUNY’s mid-career faculty desire more support for promotion (e.g., the 2018 pilot of this program – described below, the 2015 COACHE faculty satisfaction survey and the workshop series, Moving from Associate to Full Professor). In Spring 2019, CUNY’s Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) is pleased to once again offer the CUNY Mid-Career Faculty Fellowship Program, led by Professor Juan Battle and University Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Annemarie Nicols-Grinenko.
- Long-term:Retain and advance a diverse faculty by providing support and resources to help tenured Assistant and Associate Professors achieve promotion
- Short-term: Spring 2019 fellows will submit at least one research-based scholarly article or creative writing project to a peer-reviewed journal by June 15, 2019.
Eligibility: All applicants must be full-time tenured CUNY Assistant or Associate Professors.
- Dedicated Writing Time: Over the course of the Spring 2019 semester, the group will meet seven times. During each meeting, participants will have time to work on their manuscripts.
- Peer Feedback: Participants in related disciplinary areas, to the extent possible, will provide peer reviews of their colleague’s manuscripts at least twice over the course of the semester.
- Professional Development: Each group meeting will include discussion of topics that are important to promotion. Topics may include prioritizing your scholarship, reducing service work, teaching efficiently and effectively, time management, peer review, and tips for achieving promotion.
- Mentoring from the Cohort and the Co-Directors: Fellows will receive peer advice from other program participants. Further, the program co-directors will work individually with participants to help them meet the short-term and long-term goals of the program.
- Individual Mentors: For additional mentoring, each fellow will preselect a full professor within their institution who can provide a) feedback on drafts of the Fellow’s manuscript every two weeks as well as b) advice and guidance on promotion processes and criteria at the Fellow’s college. Fellows will be expected to meet with their mentors at least every two weeks throughout the semester. We encourage applicants to choose their mentors carefully to ensure that they are willing and able to meet with you regularly as well as provide the required advice and feedback. Mentors will receive $1200.
- Course Release: Provided that their manuscripts are submitted for external review by June 15, 2019, fellows will receive three credits of course release which they may use in academic year 2019 – 2020.
- A community of colleagues across CUNY: This Fellowship Program provides a unique opportunity to connect with and learn from colleagues across the university. Participants in similar programs (e.g., the Faculty Fellowship Publication Program and the Gender Equity Project) have placed a high value on exposure to the breadth and depth of expertise across the university and the sense of community that develops during programs like these.
For additional information, including eligibility and application requirements, please download the Spring 2019 application here.