Call for Applications: Faculty Leadership Fellow Program
Academic Affairs offers an annual faculty-oriented leadership program to advance institutional excellence through fostering a climate of inclusive leadership from diverse leaders, in order to achieve President Eighmy’s goals for the third destination, an exemplar for strategic growth and innovative excellence, in UTSA’s strategic plan. The Advancing Next-Gen Faculty Leadership Fellow Program is designed specifically to enhance the career development of Fellows by providing an intensive one-on-one training and development experience to promote the next generation of diverse faculty leaders.
This program is individually tailored to the specific needs of the selected Faculty Fellow, to provide knowledge of university operations in specific areas and advancing leadership skills towards program development, as well as more broadly, across our higher education sector. Through mentorship and shadowing, the Fellow will gain perspective, guidance, and vision in relation to the administrative office(s) that s/he wishes to serve with the ultimate goal of promoting inclusive leadership. Faculty Fellows also will apply their new understanding of leadership principles to their current positions through work on specific projects.
Given UTSA’s leadership in promoting a diverse academic community and the Provost Espy’s goals in Academic Affairs to accelerate our leadership in this area, candidate fellows from underrepresented backgrounds are particularly encouraged to seek this leadership opportunity. The Next-Gen Faculty Leadership Fellow Program is administered under the Senior Vice Provost of Academic Affairs and division of Faculty Success team.
- Tenured faculty at the rank of associate or full professor, appointed in any department (associate must show evidence that they are making satisfactory progress toward promotion to professor) or full-time, fixed-term track faculty at the rank of Associate or Professor in the Practice, Instruction, Research, or Clinical series.
- Employed as faculty at UTSA for at least three years
The projects for the 2022-2023 academic year are within Academic Innovation, Graduate Studies, Student Success, Inclusive Excellence, and Research, Economic Development and Knowledge Enterprise. Each unit will provide a unique opportunity for the Faculty Fellow to gain knowledge of university operations and advance their leadership skills across the higher education sector.
Applications for 2022-2023 Faculty Fellows are due March 25, 2022. Learn more and apply at the Next-Gen Faculty Leadership Fellow Program webpage.