Applications are open for the Provost Fellows Program

March 28, 2022 - 4:28pm

The Provost Fellows Program is accepting applications through April 15. The program is an integral component of the Office of the Provost’s faculty and development programming and provides significant professional development opportunities to mid-career faculty members.

Promoted career faculty members — for example, those who are senior instructors or lecturers I and II — or tenure-related faculty members, who are associate or full professors, from all disciplines are invited to apply. Applicants should be interested in learning more about academic leadership and contributing to university-level decision-making and initiatives.

“These fellowships are designed to develop programming at the university level, connect fellows with colleagues, and expand their networks while broadening their own leadership experiences,” said Executive Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Janet Woodruff-Borden. “We are excited to support the outgrowth of the four pillars of support.”

This year’s fellowships are in the areas of teaching, leadership and mentorship, as well as a projected focus on academic freedom. The fellows selected will receive support to pursue their specific projects that address one of the four pillars:

  • Teaching fellow will help UO think strategically about ways that newer teaching methods can support student access and success across degree programs. The recipient will receive either two course releases or a $20,000 stipend distributed across the 12 months.
  • Mentorship fellow will help the UO develop a rich, culturally responsive mentorship culture across campus. The recipient will receive either two course releases or a $20,000 stipend distributed across the 12 months.
  • Leadership fellow will expand the reach of the UO Leadership Academy and strengthen a culture of transformational and inclusive leadership. The recipient will receive either two course releases or a $20,00 stipend distributed across the 12 months.
  • Academic freedom fellow will help further hone the UO's response to threats to academic freedom. The recipient will receive either a single course release or an $8,000 stipend distributed across the 12 months.

Those selected will have a significant professional development opportunity. Project planning, management and implementation will be at the core of the fellowship, but personal and professional development are equally important.

The fellowship will result in a final report and presentations for senior leadership, including the provost, president and vice presidents. At the conclusion of the fellowship, the Provost’s Fellows will have a concrete set of accomplishments, a network of mentors, familiarity with university-level decision-making, and confidence to assume leadership positions of significant responsibility across campus.

“Serving as the Office of the Provost Fellow in Mentorship has been an incredible opportunity to share my passion for mentoring with colleagues across campus, from the OVPRI to the academic senate to faculty in other colleges and schools,” said Maile Hutterer, this year’s Mentorship Fellow. “These conversations have taught me a tremendous amount about the university as an institution. I’m thrilled that the program is being continued and I would recommend applying for it without hesitation.”

A small selection committee for each of the fellowships will be formed from members of the provost’s academic affairs team and current fellows. The committee will present three finalists to the executive vice provost for each position.

For more information and to apply, visit the Provost Fellows Program website.