SEC Emerging Scholars Program
Deadline: May 22, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. CT
One of the goals of LSU and its partner institutions in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) is to increase diverse perspectives present among faculty on their campuses. A new program has been created that offer a pathway for graduate students of the member institutions enrolled in terminal degree programs to prepare for tenure-stream positions in higher education. The SEC sees a strategic advantage in sharing information that will contribute to this shared goal and encourages graduates to seek positions within SEC institutions.
The 2023 SEC Emerging Scholars Program and Career Preparation Workshop will be hosted by the University of Arkansas October 1-4, 2023. The program is designed to promote professional development and networking opportunities for graduate students and post docs at SEC institutions interested in higher education academic careers. A central aspect of the program is to achieve the diversity goals that each SEC member institution has set for itself. The program will involve over half a day of activities on each day, including networking opportunities with member SEC institutions, featured presentations and panels by faculty from member institutions, breakout sessions, and professional development opportunities, including development of teaching portfolios, dealing with bias, what to expect as a new faculty member, and tips for applying and interviewing for academic positions.
A multidiscipline review committee will review nominations and select Fellowship recipients based on the following considerations:
- Potential of the applicant to succeed in a tenure-track position at an SEC university. Factors to consider – program progress to date, nominator’s assessment of applicant’s potential to succeed, applicant’s description of academic goals and aspirations.
- Potential for the applicant to benefit from the program. Factors to consider – nominator’s assessment of how the applicant would benefit and applicant’s statement of what the applicant seeks to gain from the experience.
- Applicant’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
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