CETL and OVPR Faculty Fellow for Professional Development in Research

Call for Applications

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), in collaboration with Research Development and Strategic Initiatives (RDSI) in the Office of Research, is seeking to hire a CETL and OVPR Faculty Fellow for Professional Development in Research. This position recognizes the challenges faculty face to prepare successful grant applications for extramural opportunities that require an educational program component (e.g., NSF’s CAREER, S-STEM, and I-USE funding mechanisms).  

The inaugural fellow should possess a creative vision to accomplish the following goals:  

  • Facilitate at least three faculty learning communities (FLCs), where they serve as a content and competency expert helping PIs prepare more compelling grant proposals that contain an educational program focus.  
  • Develop a year-long joint professional development program between CETL and RDSI , which will include monthly workshops and weekly writing accountability meetings.  
  • Contribute to and strengthen a limited number of existing CETL and RDSI programs, such as New Faculty Orientation, the SoTL Summit, and the PI Academy.   

The Fellow will report to the Director of Scholarly Teaching in CETL and the Director of RDSI within the Office of Research. 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. 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. Additionally, the Fellow will receive up to a $5,000 summer stipend for their time developing the programming for the FLCs. 

The Fellow  will have office space at CETL and is expected to spend two days a week at CETL. Departments receive replacement funds in their part-time pool to offset the increase in part-time instructors. The CETL Director of Scholarly Teaching and the Director of RDSI will review the Fellow’s performance in the context of their Fellowship activities during each year of their term and will provide their assessment to the academic Chair to include in the Fellow’s annual review process.  

Fellowship Term:  

The Fellow will serve for one year, renewable for a second year contingent on the productivity of the first year, continued availability of funding, and programmatic needs. The fellowship will start July 1, 2024.  


Any full time (not limited term) faculty member with at least three full years of experience at KSU.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching as evidenced by student success, peer and/or administrative review, and innovative pedagogy  
  • Expertise in the development, evaluation, and assessment of educational programs and/or Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) 
  • A record of successful extramural funding, preferably from NSF 
  • Strong facilitation and interpersonal skills  
  • Evidence of strategic thinking and creative vision  

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • A record of publication in disciplinary teaching, SoTL, or educational development.  
  • Past participation in CETL and/or RDSI workshops/programs  

Application Materials:  

  • A letter of application that includes the 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 maximum) 

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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