CETL Faculty Fellow for Faculty Mentoring

Call for Applications 

CETL is seeking to hire a Faculty Fellow for Faculty Mentoring. At CETL, our philosophy is that Faculty Success = Student Success. When faculty are supported and prepared to be successful, they can give their best to their students. The fellow will work to support faculty professional development needs. This position will play an essential role in supporting KSU’s mission and vision of a student-centered university.  

The CETL Fellow will work to develop and support faculty at KSU in achieving their professional development goals aligned with the institutional mission. Successful candidates for the position must be effective mentors who have organizational and leadership abilities and who have a fresh vision for how to advance mentoring for faculty success across campus. The fellow will work closely with CETL leadership to develop, administer and assess programs and create educational materials related to the fellowship. The fellow will have some discretion in conceptualizing the position, based on their expertise and interests. However, some of the expected responsibilities would include the ones below: 

  1. Develop, deliver, and assess workshops, webinars, book chats, or other formats addressing strategies for faculty productivity and success 
  2. Coordinate cohort programs for faculty (i.e., programs for early-, mid-, and/or late-career faculty)   
  3. Coordinate programs for specific audiences  
  4. Coordinate programs in support of community and well-being 
  5. Help identify models of peer mentoring that could scale at the university level 
  6. Participate in onboarding programs (e.g., New Faculty Orientation, Early Career Faculty Onboarding Series) 
  7. Managing and mentoring the lead mentors of CETL’s mutual mentoring groups 

In addition to programs and initiatives specific to the Fellowship, the fellow will attend CETL staff meetings and collaborate with the CETL leadership to strengthen existing CETL programs, such as the SoTL Summit. Producing scholarship in the area of the fellowship is also a possibility though not a requirement. 

The fellowship is structured as a 50% workload reassignment. This workload reassignment is negotiated as a combination of course release time from teaching and reduced or realigned service and research activity in their academic department. CETL Fellows have office space at CETL and are expected to spend two days a week at CETL. The Fellow will continue to draw their regular salary. While fellows do not receive a stipend for the fellowship during the academic year, funds are available for departments to offset their courses with part-time instructors through the part-time faculty pool. CETL reviews the Fellow’s performance in the context of their Fellowship activities during each year of their term and provides an assessment to the academic Chair to include in the Fellow’s annual review process. 

Fellowship Term: 

The Fellowship will start July 1, 2024, and includes up to a $5,000 summer stipend. It will be for one year, renewable contingent on the productivity of the first year, continued availability of funding, and programmatic needs. 


Any tenured faculty member with at least three full years of experience at KSU.  

Required Qualifications: 

  • Demonstrated excellence in all faculty performance areas 
  • Fundamental knowledge of, and strong interest in learning more about, strategies for faculty success and faculty flourishing scholarship 
  • Strong facilitation and interpersonal skills 
  • Evidence of strategic thinking 
  • Creative vision for the fellowship 

Application Materials: 

  • A letter of application that includes applicant’s name and department and that addresses the applicant’s strengths and accomplishments relative to the selection criteria and the applicant’s vision for the position. (2-3 pages) 
  • A current copy of the applicant’s condensed curriculum vitae. (5 pages max) 
  • Letter of support from one peer faculty colleague that addresses the applicant’s accomplishments and potential for the CETL Fellow position for which they are applying. (2-3 pages) 

Application Deadline: 5:00 p.m. on April 23, 2024. 


Applications will be submitted through the InfoReady platform. You will need to log in with your KSU credentials to apply. As part of the routing process of the application, your application will route to your chair or director and dean for approval. We encourage you to let your chair/director and dean know this will be coming their way. The deadline is for the applicant to complete their portion of the application (not for the approval from the chair/director and dean to be completed). Please use the link below to get to the posting for this fellow position. 

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