Mid-Career Post-Tenure Fellowship

Mid-Career Post-Tenure Fellowship

The Office of Faculty Development processes applications for the newly-bargained Mid-Career Post-Tenure (MCPT) Fellowship in accordance with Article 15.16 of the collective bargaining agreement between UMass Amherst and the Massachusetts Society of Professors.

The purpose of this competitively awarded fellowship is to provide a research-intensive semester to Associate Professors whose service and teaching responsibilities have exceeded the norm. Award recipients are provided with one semester of release from teaching responsibilities, department obligations, and college service.

The award may be scheduled in conjunction with an approved sabbatical leave, thereby yielding a full year of leave at full salary. Schools/Colleges shall maintain current number of preexisting mid-career research awards and similar research leave/fellowship opportunities for mid-career faculty.


2023-24 MCPT Fellowship Recipients:

Gülru Çakmak - Associate Professor, History of Art and Architecture, College of Humanities & Fine Arts

Laura M. Furlan - Associate Professor & Director of American Studies, English, College of Humanities & Fine Arts

Amanda Marcotte - Associate Professor, Student Development, College of Education

Lauren McCarthy - Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Political Science, Director of Legal Studies, College of Social & Behavioral Sciences

Jeff Parker - Associate Professor & MFA Program Director, English, College of Humanities & Fine Arts

Shawn Shimpach - Associate Professor, Communication, College of Social & Behavioral Sciences