Mid-Career Faculty Advancement Program
The pilot MFAP is intended to be a resource for associate professors who are committed to progress toward application to full professor. It will primarily serve humanities and social science associate professors who identify as African American, Latinx, American Indian, Hawaiian or Pacific Islander and/or have a demonstrated service commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education at Penn State. The program is an opportunity to 1) acknowledge the extraordinary levels of service and other workplace and work/life balance circumstances that often present to midcareer faculty members and 2) facilitate the ability of associate faculty members to more swiftly move through midcareer challenges.
For Mid-Career Faculty Fellows
Conversation 1: Introduction to MFAP: For Faculty Fellows
Conversation 2: Goal Setting
Conversation 3: Work/Life Balance for Academics
Conversation 4: Sacred Yes/Sacred No Workshop
Conversation 1: Introduction to MFAP: A Conversation with Mentors
For Unit Leadership
Conversation 1: Facilitating Advancement for Underrepresented Minority (URM)
Faculty: A Conversation with Academic Unit Leadership
(Open to all College of the Liberal Arts unit heads/directors and participating unit heads in other colleges/campuses)
Criteria for Participation
- Must have held the rank of tenured Associate Professor for at least three years
- Must primarily be a member of a humanities or social science discipline
- Identify as African American, Latinx, American Indian, Hawaiian or Pacific Islander and/or have demonstrated service engagement and commitment to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education at Penn State University.
- Commitment to participation in the program for the length of the 3-year pilot
- Commitment to advancement to full professor rank
Please Note: The inaugural cohort of MFAP Faculty Fellows has been selected for the initial pilot period (2020-2023).