DePaul University Newsline > Sections > DeBuzz > Applications open for tenured faculty for 2023-24 Presidential Fellows programs
By University Marketing and Communications /
March 9, 2023 /
Posted in: DEBUZZ /
The president's office is now accepting applications from tenured DePaul faculty for two Presidential Fellows programs for the 2023-24 academic year.
Presidential Fellows have the opportunity to contribute directly to shaping university initiatives that address pressing questions at DePaul. Through these programs, faculty engage in research and work closely with university leadership to develop actionable recommendations.
The Office of the President currently offers two fellowship opportunities: the
Diversity Presidential Fellows program and a new
Shared Governance Presidential Fellows program.
Diversity Presidential Fellows
As one of the immediate actions to address questions of equity at the university, DePaul is expanding the Diversity Presidential Fellows program for 2023-24, offering up to five fellowships to tenured faculty to focus on discrete questions of equity for any of the university’s affinity groups.
Strong preference will be given to interdisciplinary research proposals submitted by up to five faculty members, with no more than one faculty member per college or school.
The goal of this fellowship program is to support research into the lived reality of our diverse communities. Tenured faculty will have the opportunity to work with the president and engage in research for a one-year appointment. Presidential fellows will focus on a variety of areas, with an overall commitment to action.
More information on the program and application process
is online. Applications for the 2023-24 academic year are due by Friday, April 7, and successful candidates will be announced in the spring quarter.
Shared Governance Presidential Fellows
As part of further developing a rigorous and transparent shared governance, the new Shared Governance Presidential Fellows program will offer up to two fellowships to tenured faculty to examine the tenets of shared governance and explore how they are enacted across the university through such existing mechanisms as the Faculty Handbook and Faculty Council, as well as other practices.
Fellows will work closely with Faculty Council, the executive administration, deans and other individuals in key leadership positions. Fellows will be required to develop an action plan in consultation with the president, the provost, and Faculty Council leadership to be addressed during the appointment term.
Per the recommendation of Faculty Council, the Shared Governance Presidential Fellows program is open to all tenured faculty members with experience in issues related to shared governance. Strong preference will be given to group proposals (submitted by two tenured faculty members), with no more than one faculty member per college or school.