Access & Opportunity Provost Fellowship Program

Suffolk University will bring diverse expertise to the educational experiences of students and help launch careers in academia for doctoral candidates whose scholarship focuses on diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice.

Suffolk University is excited to announce 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 Suffolk University’s ongoing commitment to diversity, access, inclusion and social justice and creates a pipeline of scholars and change agents committed to these values. Under the direction of a senior faculty member in the same academic discipline and the Vice President of Diversity, Access and Inclusion, 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 Program

  • To develop a pipeline of diverse faculty who will increase student exposure to scholarship in diversity and inclusive topics including but not limited to the following areas: 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 for 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 2020 term

Fellow Responsibilities

  • 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 by the incumbent in the following semester
  • Complete research and scholarly activity for dissertation
  • Shadow faculty member(s) in institutional activities and service to demonstrate opportunities that fall within the scope of faculty service
  • Participate as appropriate in faculty programming (orientation, lectures, seminars, workshops and case studies), community activities including (ERGs, Ford Hall Forum) and student co-curricular activities to cultivate broad understanding of the Suffolk and the academic community in general