Provost's Fellowship Program

PROF Program

The Provost’s Fellowship (PROF) Program is part of Dartmouth’s ongoing efforts to diversify the professoriate. The PROF program aims to prepare early career scholars for long-term success in higher education. Through a partnership among the Frank J. Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies, Arts and Sciences, and the Provost’s Office, PROF Fellows benefit from Dartmouth’s flagship role in cultivating teacher-scholars. We seek future faculty invested in the transformative impact of a liberal arts education who are also producing innovative research at the forefront of their fields. 

PROF Fellows are part of a multidisciplinary cohort of approximately ten predoctoral and postdoctoral scholars, all committed to increasing diversity in their disciplines. Fellows teach one course during their residency, participate in mentoring and professional development programming, and receive guidance in preparing for faculty job searches. They also hold research appointments in departments and programs, where they participate fully in campus life. 

The PROF program includes two types of fellowships: some are designated as dissertation-completion fellowships that convert to postdoctoral appointments in the second year; some are structured as one- or two-year postdoctoral appointments. Details on each fellowship can be found below. 

The application for PROF Fellowships is closed. Please email if you have further questions or would like more information.

Contact: [email protected]

History

Most of the fellowships within the PROF program began at Dartmouth in the early 1990s: Marshall (1991), Eastman (1992), and Chávez (1994). Over this nearly thirty-year span, 70% of fellows have gone on to join the professoriate. Most recently, Dartmouth’s 2016 Inclusive Excellence initiative has expanded this suite of fellowships by increasing their length, adding Asian American Studies, and establishing additional positions that rotate among departments. As of 2017, the PROF program brings all of these scholars together in a cohort model led by a faculty director.

César Chávez Postdoctoral Fellowship

César Chávez Fellows in Latinx Studies

The César Chávez Fellowships support scholars whose research addresses aspects of Latinx experience and culture.
A new opportunity has arisen; application review period will begin May 10 and continue until the position is filled.
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Charles Eastman Fellows in Native American and Indigenous Studies

The Charles Eastman Pre-Doctoral Fellowship aims to promote student and faculty diversity at Dartmouth and throughout higher ed by supporting completion of the doctorate by selected Native American scholars.  
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Thurgood Marshall Fellows in African American and African Diasporic Studies 

The goal of the Thurgood Marshall Dissertation Fellowship is to promote student and faculty diversity at Dartmouth, and throughout higher education, by supporting completion of the doctorate by underrepresented minority scholars and other graduate scholars with a demonstrated commitment and ability to advance educational diversity.
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Guarini Dean’s Fellows 

Guarini Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellows are part of the Provost’s Fellowship Program, a multidisciplinary cohort of approximately ten predoctoral and postdoctoral scholars who share a commitment to increasing diversity in their disciplines. Fellows participate together in mentoring and professional development programming, including guidance in preparing for faculty careers.

Asian American Studies 
Dartmouth College invites applications for the Dean’s Pre-to-Postdoctoral Dissertation Fellowship in Asian American Studies. The Fellowship supports scholars working in any disciplinary or interdisciplinary field on topics related to Asian American Studies. Fellows are selected on the basis of academic achievement, promise in both research and teaching, and demonstrated commitment to educational diversity. Particular attention will be given to candidates whose work complements and can be supported by current faculty at the College Applications from candidates who are underrepresented in their fields are especially welcome.

This is a two-year residential fellowship. Fellows are expected to complete the dissertation before the second year and then transition to a postdoctoral appointment. Throughout, fellows are expected to pursue research activities while participating fully in the intellectual life of their home department and the College.  During the second year of residency, fellows teach one course. The first year, fellows receive an annual stipend of approximately $36,000 plus benefits and an allocation for research expenses; as a postdoctoral fellow in the second year, the stipend is approximately $55,200 plus benefits and an allocation for research expenses (exact funding levels for 2019-21 will be set at the time of offer).

Application Materials

  1. Research statement outlining completed research (including dissertation), work in progress, and plans for publication (maximum two pages single spaced);
  2. Teaching statement outlining past and future teaching interests (maximum one page single spaced)
  3. Fellowship program statement describing your interests in joining a multidisciplinary cohort; the statement should also describe prior and potential contributions to diversity in the context of academic research, teaching, and/or service (maximum one page single spaced)
  4. Curriculum vitae
  5. Three confidential letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the dissertation advisor and address the projected timeline for completion. 

Review of applications will begin March 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. If you have questions, please contact Emily Walton
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Earth Sciences
This fellowship supports a scholar who provides synergy with existing research activities within the department and elsewhere at Dartmouth, including the department’s core research areas: earth and planetary evolution, surface processes, and ice and climate systems.

This is a two-year residential fellowship, with one course taught in the second year. Fellows are expected to pursue research activities while participating fully in the intellectual life of the department and the college. To learn more about Dartmouth College and the Department of Earth Sciences, visit http://www.dartmouth.edu/~earthsci
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Sociology and African and African American Studies