ADVANCE Leadership Institute
Call for Applications
As part of UTPA’s National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE grant Attracting and Nurturing Women Faculty at a Hispanic-Serving Institution, we have established the UTPA ADVANCE Leadership Institute to enhance faculty and leadership development opportunities at UT Pan American. While the goal of the NSF ADVANCE grant is to increase the representation and advancement of female faculty in STEM (science, technology, mathematics, and engineering) fields, we encourage the participation of all tenure-track and tenured faculty members employed at UTPA, regardless of gender, college, or academic discipline.
The second cohort of this Institute will be held during the Spring 2014 semester. It will launch with a kick-off luncheon event on Thursday, January 16th and end with a graduation luncheon on April 25th. In between, eight sessions will be held on Friday afternoons, from 12:00-4:30 p.m., throughout the semester. Lunch will be provided. Participants are required to attend all eight sessions. In addition, Institute participants are strongly encouraged to attend a special training workshop on diversity-related issues in the hiring/recruitment process, scheduled on Friday January 24th. See the attached tentative program for more details.
Faculty who successfully complete the Leadership Institute by attending all sessions will receive a $500 stipend and will be presented with a certificate at the final reception on April 25th. Moreover, the Leadership Institute participants will be matched with a mentor to support their career and leadership development. The mentors, who can be internal or external to UTPA and may or may not be in academia, will also receive a $500 stipend.1 When possible, the Leadership Institute will match participants to their mentor of choice; see the application form for details. Finally, upon successful completion of the Leadership Institute, faculty will be eligible to apply for an administrative Faculty Fellow position for the 2014-2015 academic year. We anticipate 4-5 such positions, beginning in Fall 2014.
All tenure-track and tenured faculty members are encouraged to apply. Due to the limited number of slots (25) for the Spring 2014 program, we request that interested faculty email a completed application form (attached) and a one-page Statement of Interest to email@example.com no later than Monday September 30th at 5:00 p.m.
Any questions? Contact Dr. Marie Mora, Vice Provost Fellow for Faculty Affairs (firstname.lastname@example.org or 3257).