Access and Opportunity Fellowship Program
Suffolk University is excited to offer a one-year provost fellowship position for an individual enrolled in a PhD program at an accredited institution other than Suffolk University who has completed all coursework, passed all PhD exams and had their dissertation proposal approved.
The provost fellowship advances the University’s ongoing commitment to diversity, access, inclusion, and social justice and creates a pipeline of scholars and change agents committed to furthering efforts around these values.
Under the direction of the Vice President of Diversity, Access, and Inclusion and a senior faculty member in the same academic discipline, the Fellow will:
- Continue their research and scholarly work for their dissertation
- Develop their pedagogy and engage in activities to support an inclusive community
To culminate the fellowship experience, the Fellow will prepare an action plan that demonstrates how diversity, inclusion, access, and social justice will inform their pedagogy as a teacher, scholar, and mentor.
This fellowship position is for 10 months (August – June) and assigned to a department aligning with the academic discipline.
Purpose of the Program
- To develop a pipeline of diverse faculty who will increase student exposure to scholarship in diversity and inclusion, including topics such as disabilities, gender, LGBTQ+, race and ethnicity, sustainability, veterans, etc.
- To advance Suffolk University’s commitment to diversity, access, inclusion, and social justice through the development of change agents committed to these values
Components of the Program
- Mentorship from a senior faculty member in a similar academic discipline
- Support and time dedicated to research and scholarly work towards the completion of their dissertation, development of pedagogical style
- Creation of an action plan to demonstrate how diversity, inclusion, access, and social justice informs their pedagogy as a teacher, scholar, and mentor
- Instruction of a course during the spring term
- Successfully complete the Center for Teaching and Scholarly Excellence course design institute certificate program
- Develop a course with the Center for Teaching and Scholarly Excellence to be taught in the spring term
- Complete research and scholarly activity for dissertation
- Shadow faculty member(s) in institutional activities and service to demonstrate opportunities of faculty service
- Participate as appropriate in faculty programming (orientation, lectures, seminars, workshops and case studies), community activities (ERGs, Ford Hall Forum), and student co-curricular activities to cultivate broad understanding of Suffolk and the academic community in general