Call for Provost Fellow on Faculty Affairs

Posted on March 25, 2024

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Dear faculty, 

I am pleased to invite applications from faculty members interested in serving as Provost Fellow for Faculty Affairs for the academic year 2024-25. Below, you will find detailed information regarding this opportunity.

Provost Fellow

Provost Fellows are selected from among UNCG faculty of any rank or tenure status interested in administrative leadership. The Fellow is selected from a pool of applicants and will collaborate with the Provost and other administrative leaders to develop and implement actions tied to institutional priorities and needs. As further described below, the experience as Provost Fellow for Faculty Affairs will provide the Fellow with opportunities to strengthen the faculty experience at UNCG and enhance our inclusive faculty culture across campus.

Terms of appointment

The Fellow will continue to engage in their home departmental activities but will be provided up to 50 percent release time from research, teaching, and/or service responsibilities, as agreed upon by the fellow, dean, and Provost.

The Fellow will receive professional development funds to attend a professional conference or similar event/activity approved by the Provost

A Fellow whose work continues through the summer will also receive one month of summer salary. 

The fellowship is flexible in terms of timing and length of service and will be negotiated with the Fellow, unit Dean, and Provost. Given the timing of this announcement, adjustments to teaching in the fall 2024 semester are unlikely; if course releases are required, they would likely occur in the spring semester. 

The Fellow will not be permitted to teach course overloads during the fellowship period.

If the Fellow is released from teaching, funds will be provided to the Fellow’s home department for course replacement at the unit’s standard per-course rate. 

Provost Fellow Activities

The Provost Fellow will work in collaboration with others across campus to enhance faculty support, strengthen faculty engagement in campus life, and advance our values in all aspects of faculty development and related activities. Working in consultation with the Provost, the Fellow will make meaningful contributions that include the following:

  • Serving as a liaison to the Affinity Group Council. 
  • Identifying and facilitating related faculty training and development opportunities, including those offered by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD).
  • Developing and hosting faculty gatherings to enhance faculty belonging and connection across units. 
  • Identifying and assisting with implementation of additional actions or practices the Provost’s Office may consider supporting related to faculty development, retention, and success.
  • Reviewing Academic Affairs processes and policies for enhancements and improvements to support faculty development, retention, and success.
  • Facilitating feedback on policy edits and updates related to faculty life.
  • Supporting the coordination of ongoing small group meetings with the Provost and faculty to enhance understanding of the faculty experience and to afford mutual dialogue.

Application Process

Professional track and tenure-stream faculty of any rank are eligible to apply. Interested faculty should discuss their intent to submit their application with their department/program/school head, chair, or director and their dean. Submissions should include a letter of interest that identifies the applicant’s qualifications for and interests in the fellowship (no more than two pages), a current CV, and a description of the preferred amount of release time (with justification). Also required is a recommendation letter from the applicant’s chair/head/director.  In addition to commenting on the applicant’s potential for administrative leadership, the letter from the head, chair, or director should confirm the dean’s endorsement and identify the specific aspect of the Fellow’s normal workload assignment where release time would be applied (teaching, research, or service). Please submit these materials to Sarah Myers ( no later than Friday, April 19.

If you have any questions regarding the activities and experiences of this position, please feel free to contact the current Provost Fellows, Dr. Joyce Clapp (, Dr. Amy Vetter (, or Dr. Connie Jones (

Review Process

The Provost, current Provost Fellows, and other senior academic affairs leadership will evaluate all applications and make decisions by Friday, April 26, 2024.

Thank you,
Provost Debbie Storrs
Alan Boyette, Senior Vice Provost


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