Lehigh University Provost Faculty Fellows Program
The Provost Faculty Fellows Program provides an opportunity for faculty who desire to foster institutional changes at Lehigh through work on a specific project while gaining experience in higher education leadership. As an important additional conduit for faculty insight and engagement, the Fellows will make meaningful contributions to the campus through original initiatives, undertaking planned projects, or assisting with existing campus-wide academic initiatives. Projects may fall into one or more of the following categories: faculty affairs, international affairs, undergraduate education, graduate education, or research, scholarship, and creative activities. The shape of projects and scope of work will vary with the experience, skills, and aspirations of individual faculty fellows. Projects may address any topic area, but this year, we are particularly interested in projects that would impact: a) Development, satisfaction and retention of junior faculty b) Support and communication of faculty research and scholarship and c) Improving student retention and graduation rates.
The duration of the appointment will range based on the scope of the proposed project. Typically, Fellows would be appointed for one academic year, but shorter-term project proposals (summer or one-term) or longer-term project proposals will be considered. Fellows will continue to engage in teaching, research, and service activities, but may be provided with appropriate release time, discretionary funds, and/or administrative resources to facilitate their project. Applications must be accompanied by a letter of support signed by the faculty member’s department chair and dean.
Fellows will work with a mentor and may participate in a set of leadership development activities related to academic administration and the operations of the Office of the Provost. In addition, the Provost will support external leadership or development opportunities tailored to the interests of the individual faculty fellow (e.g. HERS Leadership Institute, ACE Fellows, The Chronicle’s Strategic Leadership Program, NCFDD workshops).
Any tenured associate or full professor is eligible to serve as a Provost Faculty Fellow.
How to Apply
Faculty interested in participating in the Provost Faculty Fellows program can apply by submitting their CV, a letter of support from their department chair or dean, and the attached application form. Nominations are also welcome. Please email Jackie Krasas, DPFA. We anticipate supporting 2-4 provost’s faculty fellows this academic year. If you have questions about a potential project or about the fellows program overall, contact Jackie Krasas.
Applications are due November 15, 2022, but faculty should contact Jackie Krassas at any time to discuss potential projects.