New Provostial Fellows program launches at York University

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The Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic is launching a new Provostial Fellows program to advance the priorities of the University Academic Plan (UAP) while giving tenured faculty a chance to gain more hands-on experience working with University leadership.

The University Academic Plan Building a Better Future: York University Academic Plan 2020-2025 has established six important priorities for York University. To support this mandate, tenured faculty members are invited to submit expressions of interest to become inaugural Provostial Fellows.

Fellows will have an opportunity to work directly with the Provost and relevant senior leadership on a project or initiative geared towards advancing one of the UAP priorities listed below, at either an institutional or Faculty level.

Anyone interested in applying or who may have a particular project in mind, should consider these details:

  • Projects do not need to target a Fellow’s home Faculty;
  • Projects that also seek to enhance and intersect with the University-wide challenge to elevate contributions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals will be of particular interest; and
  • Proposed projects should also seek to provide an opportunity for personal professional growth and learning, as well as the exploration of leadership at the Faculty or institutional level.
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The University Academic Plan 2020-2025 identifies six academic priorities

The program is intended for tenured faculty who are interested in future university leadership. Indigenous faculty and those from equity deserving groups are encouraged to apply.  

The Provost’s Office welcomes all who are interested in advancing the priorities of the UAP while working to build a better future at York and beyond.

More details on the program, application process and relevant timelines can be found on the Provost & Vice-President Academic site.