UTSA Transformed:

Local Change Team (LCT) Faculty Fellows Program

Purpose

Are you interested in contributing to systemic and sustainable transformation at UTSA? The Local Change Team (LCT) Faculty Fellows Program is part of the NSF-funded ADVANCE Adaptation Initiative that supports UTSA’s commitment to fostering a culture that celebrates innovation and transformation, with a special focus on empowering its faculty to impart systematic change. This initiative is a pivotal part of our ongoing commitment to faculty development. UTSA Transformed focuses on strategies to enhance accessibility, intersectionality, and fairness, thereby contributing to the Faculty Success unit within Academic Affairs and in their college.

LCT Faculty Fellows will play a critical role both at the university and college levels, working alongside senior leadership to implement strategies that advance faculty success. Each college will host a single LCT Faculty fellow position.

Faculty Fellows will:

  • Serve on the LCT at either the university or college level, collaborating closely with Academic Affairs leadership, Associate Deans of Faculty Success, Faculty Success staff, and other key stakeholders to advance activities aimed at faculty recruitment, retention, and professional development.
  • Participate in a 1-year rotation, with the possibility of renewal for one additional year.

Eligibility

Open to all faculty members at UTSA who are interested in contributing to systemic change and faculty development initiatives within their college and the university at large. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to supporting faculty in academic settings and be employed as tenured/tenure-track faculty at UTSA for at least three years.

Stipend

Faculty Fellows will receive a stipend of $5,000 for their participation in the program per year.

Application Process

Interested candidates are required to submit the following:

  • A current CV
  • A 1,000-word statement of interest detailing their commitment to faculty success, and how they envision contributing to the development and support of the LCT’s goals
  • One letter of support of the candidate’s participation from their department chair, center director, dean, etc. The letter of support is limited to one page in length.

Applications should be submitted electronically via this application form  by April 15, 2024, for the academic year 2024-25. 

Questions about this program can be directed to Kelly Nash, AVP for Faculty Affairs at kelly.nash@utsa.edu.

The University of Texas at San Antonio’s (UTSA) ADVANCE Adaptation project is designed to improve the workplace culture and climate for STEM faculty at a newly minted research one university and supported NSF ADVANCE Award Number 2305569.