Mid-career faculty play an important part in building programs, departments, and institutes; leading initiatives; and nurturing the next generation. Despite their accomplishments, they often face unique challenges that come with the multiple priorities and competing demands common to this career phase—challenges that can be a barrier to further advancement.
The Mid-Career Faculty Initiative, a program of the Center for Faculty Advancement, provides support to Associate Professors with at least seven years’ tenure who are ready to take the next step in their careers and advance to Full Professor. The MCFI delivers monthly seminars and workshops in a blend of in-person and online sessions, as well as biweekly writing salons in New York City. View the schedule
Goals of the Initiative
The MCFI helps faculty to leverage their experience in the three pillars of success:
- Scholarship and research
Introduction to the MCFI (~4 min)
Specifically, the MCFI aims to:
- Expand skills related to the three pillars that faculty are assessed on
- Promote and prioritize writing, scholarship, and publication opportunities
- Present a strong dossier for review and hear from reviewers who engage in the process
- Identify areas of improvement and explore strategies to advance in them
- Offer peer-mentoring and peer-to-peer support with cohort members
- Provide coaching and leadership training in coordination with our external partner Academic Impressions (upon faculty request)
Applications for Fall 2023
Eligible faculty: Associate Professors with tenure, at rank for seven years
The 2023 deadline has passed
Applicants will be notified of the decision by November 6.
MCFI orientation: November 14
Faculty must attend four of six modules (not including Orientation) for a completion certificate.
Faculty who complete the MCFI program will be eligible to serve as Provost Ambassadors (peer mentors) for future cohorts.
Supporting faculty in developing their academic careers
Vice Provost for Faculty Development, Pathways & Public Interest Technology
Associate Vice Provost of Faculty Initiatives
Graduate Program Assistant