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The Provost’s Fellows Program provides academic leadership experience in key central administrative roles for faculty and administrative staff at the Johns Hopkins University. Each Fellow studies an issue of strategic importance to the university and prepares for the Provost a set of recommendations for implementation.
The Provost’s Fellows Program is designed to develop leadership skills for accomplished faculty and administrative staff. Fellows participate in a range of mentoring and learning opportunities while collaborating with colleagues in other academic and administrative offices across the university. Fellows also assume leadership roles on critical strategic initiatives and projects, designed in conjunction with their individual interests and longer-range career goals. As part of the program, Fellows will become familiar with university-wide academic initiatives, strategic planning, budget management, and current trends in higher education. Fellows are expected to prepare a work plan at the beginning of each academic year and complete a final report at the end of the academic year.
The goal of the program is to provide faculty and staff members with a more expansive range of leadership experiences in university administration. As part of this experience, Fellows will participate in a range of learning opportunities, including serving as a visiting member of the Provost’s Strategic Planning Team. In addition, each fellow works with a primary mentor, a vice provost, in the Provost’s Office.
Some former Provost’s Fellows have been appointed as vice provosts at Johns Hopkins University, and others have taken principal leadership positions in academia and private industry, and federal appointments at the National Institutes of Health.
Fellows give one day per week or 20% effort toward the program (20% of both base compensation and benefits), maintaining 80% effort in their home units during this time. The Provost’s Office will work with each Fellow’s home academic unit/department to provide teaching release during the appointment. The typical term for the appointment is one year with renewable terms up to three years.
Fellows also will be provided a modest discretionary travel and/or training budget. These resources can be used to fund activities on campus, to learn about organizational and leadership structures and processes at other institutions of higher education, to participate in formal training opportunities, and to attend relevant conferences in higher education.
Start dates for appointments for the next cohort of Provost’s Fellows are flexible but preferably before January 1, 2016.
Full-time faculty members and professional staff of all academic and professional disciplines from all university divisions, schools, libraries, and APL, are eligible to apply for a Provost’s Fellowship. Prior leadership experience is preferred but not required.
Five Provost’s Fellowships are available for the 2015-2016 academic year in areas of strategic importance within the purview of the Provost’s Office:
Faculty Diversity: Mentor: Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy
Campus Community and Diversity: Mentor: Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Chief Diversity Officer Caroline Laguerre-Brown
Management Reporting and Analytics: Mentor: Provost Robert Lieberman
Education: Mentor: Vice Provost for Education Kelly Gebo
Undergraduate Research: Mentor: Vice Provost for Research Denis Wirtz
Full applications from candidates should include:
Please email complete applications as one PDF to ProvostsFellows@jhu.edu by August 14, 2015. Interviews are anticipated to take place during the weeks of August 24th and 31st, with notifications in the beginning of September.