Sunday, December 4, 2011

Call for Applications: AERA 2012 Div C New Faculty Mentoring Program

The Division C New Faculty Mentoring Program (NFMP) has three main goals: (a) to provide an interactive seminar with relevant information and support for new faculty, addressing areas of concern such as new faculty roles, creating scholarly collaborations, securing external funding, and the major activities associated with tenure; (b) to provide each new faculty participant an individual mentoring opportunity with a senior scholar who will provide direct feedback on a particular work in progress and related scholarly endeavors; and (c) to facilitate peer networking and collaboration activities among Division C new faculty. The New Faculty Mentoring Program (NFMP) is an excellent opportunity for junior faculty to connect with distinguished scholars, network with new colleagues, and to learn more about achieving success as a new professor.

How to Apply
New faculty, those who have been appointed at their first position within the past three years, should submit the following application materials as email attachments to Jeff Greene ( and Louis Nadelson ( by Monday, January 9, 2012:

1. A COVER LETTER stating
a) What information and experiences you would find valuable in the Division C New Faculty Mentoring Program;
b) Your current area(s) of research interest
c) Your professional goals; and
d) A list of up to five potential mentors who could advise you on your work. Include each person’s institutional affiliation and contact information (e-mail addresses are preferred). This information is vital for identifying and selecting an appropriate mentor for you who will also be attending AERA in Vancouver.

2. A CURRICULUM VITAE that includes name, address , institution, telephone, e-mail,
educational background and relevant scholarly, service and teaching activities.

3. EVIDENCE OF 2012 MEMBERSHIP in AERA’s Division C Selection Process
Participants will be selected based on faculty status, research interests pertinent to the mission of Division C (Learning and Instruction), and the quality of their application materials (i.e., cover letter described above and curriculum vitae). To be eligible participants must 1) be members of Division C (see for membership information); 2) register for the annual meeting; and 3) plan to attend all New Faculty Mentoring Program activities.

There is no cost for seminar participation and a small stipend will be offered to participants to help defray expenses of arriving one day early to the AERA conference (seminar begins Thursday, April 12, 2012 and ends on Friday, April 13, 2012).

Individuals who are accepted will be asked to submit a manuscript or other scholarly work to their assigned mentors one month prior to the conference, and to be active participants throughout the NFMP.

Attention Mentors: In addition to new faculty applicants, we will also be seeking potential mentors. We will do our best to seek mentors whose areas of expertise match those of program participants. If you are interested in serving in this capacity, please contact the New Faculty Mentoring Committee cochairs:
Jeff Greene ( and Louis Nadelson (


  1. Is this still available or open? thanks.

    Jeff @ Mentoring - Horizons Unlimited

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