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. 

Please email if you have further questions or would like more information.

Contact: PROF.Fellows@Dartmouth.edu

 

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.

 

Chavez, Eastman, and Marshall Fellows

César Chávez Fellows in Latinx Studies

The César Chavez Predoctoral Fellowship promotes student and faculty diversity at Dartmouth, and throughout higher education, by supporting the career trajectories of underrepresented minority scholars and others with a demonstrated ability to advance educational diversity. Applicants will be selected on the basis of their academic achievement, promise in both research and teaching, and their demonstrated commitment to addressing racial underrepresentation in higher education.

Current Fellows:

Christine Castro

Melanie Plasencia

Jonathan Cortez

Charles Eastman Fellows in Native American and Indigenous Studies

The Charles Eastman Predoctoral Fellowship aims to promote student and faculty diversity at Dartmouth and throughout higher ed by supporting the completion of the doctorate by selected Native American scholars.  

Current Fellows:

Michelle Brown

Sunaina K. Kale

Preston McBride

 

Thurgood Marshall Fellows in African American and African Diasporic Studies 

The Thurgood Marshall Dissertation Fellowship supports scholars working in any geographies and disciplines and interdisciplinary spaces across African Diaspora, African American, African, or Africana Studies. Particular attention will be given to candidates whose work augments and complements current faculty in the African and African American Studies Program (AAAS). Applicants will be selected on the basis of their academic achievement, promise in both research and teaching, and their demonstrated commitment to educational diversity. Applications from candidates who are underrepresented in their fields are especially welcome.

Current Fellow:

Jovonna Jones

Guarini Dean's Pre-to-Postdoctoral Fellowship in Asian American Studies

GUARINI DEAN'S PRE-TO-POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES

The Guarini Dean's Pre-to-Postdoctoral Dissertation Fellowship in Asian American Studies 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.

Current Fellows:

Carolyn S. Choi

MT Vallarta

 

GUARINI DEAN'S POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS 

Each year the PROF cohort includes at least one postdoctoral fellow who is in residence at Dartmouth for two years.

For academic years 2020-22, the Guarini Dean's fellowship is:

Postdoctoral Fellow in Ethnicity, Race, and Migration in the U.S. Context

Cori Tucker-Price

For academic years 2021-23, the Guarini Dean's fellowships are:

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Organizational Behavior at the Tuck School of Business:

Karren Knowlton

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Afro-Latinx and/or Afro-Latin American Studies:

Vanessa Castaneda 

For academic year 2022-24, the departments or schools conducting searches for Guarini Dean's Fellows will be announced in August, 2021.