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Provost Fellow for Sustainability - opening

Posted by Morgan White on May 2, 2016

From: Illinois Provost []
Sent: Monday, May 02, 2016 7:08 PM
Subject: Call for New Provost's Fellow Positions: 2016-2017


Dear Deans, Directors, and Department Head/Chairs,


Please share this announcement with your faculty, and consider making nominations yourself.  Note that nominations are requested by May 16, 2016.


The Provost’s Office seeks candidates for two Provost Fellow positions beginning in Fall 2016. 


The Provost Fellows Program is designed to develop leadership skills at the campus level for some of our most accomplished tenured faculty.  Fellows participate in a range of mentoring and learning opportunities, collaborate with colleagues in the Provost's and Chancellor's Offices and in other academic and administrative offices across campus, and assume leadership roles on critical campus strategic initiatives and projects, designed in conjunction with fellows' individual interests and longer-range career goals.


Our current Provost Fellows are:

  • Professor Lauren Goodlad, Department of English
  • Professor  Kelly Ritter, Department of English
  • Professor Rosa Milagros Santos, Department of Special Education


We will focus on recruiting fellows interested in sustainability and special projects, as summarized below:


  • Provost Fellow for Sustainability. The position will focus on the Illinois Climate Action Plan (iCAP) and the Fellow will play a leadership role in the sustainability initiatives related to campus space and facilities.  There may also be opportunities to participate in a variety of project based efforts, as well as standing committees which include faculty, staff, and students. 
  • Provost Fellow for Special Projects. The position will focus on efforts to develop policies and guidelines emerging from campus budget reform discussions, explore strategic and curricular innovations, and realize our diversity and inclusion goals.  There will also be opportunities to help campus improve hiring and staffing policies and processes.

Provost Fellow appointments are for one year at 50% time, with some support for summer activities.  Fellows must be tenured faculty members. 


Deans and Department Heads/Chairs may nominate faculty members by sending their names and a short statement of their qualifications to Your assistance in identifying distinguished faculty with interest in leadership roles is critical to the success of this program.


Faculty members can self-nominate by sending a curriculum vitae and a short statement of professional goals to For self-nominations the Office of the Provost will seek the endorsement of the candidate’s dean and unit head/chair. 


Nominations are requested by May 16, 2016.


More information can be found on the program website:


If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Vice Provost Abbas Benmamoun ( 





Edward Feser

Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost