Call for Applications

Call for Applications: Dean’s Fellows

The College of Humanities and Sciences is pleased to invite applications for Dean’s Fellows. Fellows will be engaged in a variety of leadership activities in the College and on campus, participating collaboratively as active members of the Dean’s leadership team in the Dean’s Office, contributing to team meetings, bringing important perspectives from the faculty, and assisting with initiatives and critical activities in the College.

When diverse voices and perspectives are represented within the College’s leadership, we advance our mission. Pursuing the goal of excellence through diversity, the Dean’s Fellows program will develop, prepare, and advance faculty as academic leaders. Because leadership development may require a substantial time commitment depending on the candidate’s administrative interests, Fellows should be tenured or term faculty with a minimum of four consecutive years’ service in the College and under contract through January 2018. Applications are encouraged especially from women and other underrepresented faculty. Each Fellow must possess strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, in addition to demonstrated experience or commitment to working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment as a faculty member at VCU.

Each position will be a faculty fellowship for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year. Compensation will be in the form of a $4000 supplement and/or a one-course release during the regular academic year. The Fellow’s duties will be divided between their academic department and the Dean’s Office.

How to Apply: Applications should be addressed to Janet Cousins ( To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae, a maximum 2-page letter explaining your administrative experience (including an initiative or an area of interest you would like to pursue), research interests, and other qualifications for the position, along with the names of two references, one of which must be your department chair or immediate supervisor, by November 27th, 2017. Selected applicants will be notified by January 9, 2018 with the fellowship to begin in January 2018.

Please address queries about the Dean’s Fellows Program to Deirdre Condit (, Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs.