Junior faculty who are assistant or associate professors on tenure track should apply. Full-time junior faculty who are lecturers, instructors or master instructors are eligible for this program as well. Junior faculty are limited to participating in the Summer Academy three times only. Any junior faculty who participated in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, or 2021 are eligible to apply again unless they have already met the three-time only participation threshold. Full-time junior faculty members who apply must be interested in enhancing their scholarly agenda through the process of writing or creating, reflecting, and receiving critical feedback in a summer-long faculty development learning community.
The key components of the Summer Academy include coaching through the writing or creating process of a publication or creative work, interacting with peers in small accountability groups, attending information sessions about successful strategies focused on enhancing your scholarly productivity, optional brown bags to help with research, writing and overall development as a member of a learned community, and whenever possible having fun with colleagues.
In the Summer Academy, junior faculty will commit to writing and submitting a piece for publication or producing a creative work for submission to a juried show or other exhibition opportunity, exhibition design, or a musical/theatrical recording/performance. A small stipend will be provided to each Faculty Scholar who successfully completes the program with a submitted piece for publication or exhibition consideration. To be considered for the Academy, the faculty member must submit an online application and an abbreviated CV by Friday, March 25, 2022, by 4:00 p.m.
Although junior faculty from all disciplines are encouraged to apply, we strongly encourage faculty from Fine Arts, Humanities (English, Classics, and Foreign Languages), History, Philosophy, Sociology, African Studies, and Afro-American Studies to participate in this Summer Academy. The Summer Academy promotes cross disciplinary collaboration and coordination throughout the program and it is important to have these disciplines represented in the scholarly community.
Finally, faculty members who participate in this opportunity must commit to attending all mandatory sessions in their entirety. The schedule for the Academy is provided at Section 4 below.