Call for Nominations and Applications: 2023-24 Chancellor's Leadership Fellowships

The Office of Faculty Development (OFD) announces the opening of the nomination and application process for Chancellor’s Leadership Fellowships for the 2023-24 academic year. Described below are special opportunities – one with Student Affairs and Campus Life, and up to three opportunities within Academic Affairs. 

The Chancellor’s Leadership Fellowship (CLF) program seeks to cultivate future campus leaders by offering a half-time, one-year temporary appointment to an administrative area on campus and providing mentoring from the leader of the host unit. In addition, fellows are expected to launch a significant program during their fellowship year. CLF appointments include a 50% teaching release and one month of summer salary. A list of past Chancellor's Leadership Fellows by year can be found here.

2023-24 CLF Proposal Areas

Student Affairs and Campus Life

•    SACL Chancellor’s Learning Fellow – Health Promoting University Project
SACL seeks a fellow to work with the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Campus Life and Wellbeing and the University Director of Public Health to assist in the development of a campus wide strategic vision for wellbeing. This will include culling relevant data and research to inform the development of key campus-wide targets four areas of the Okanagan Charter: health and wellness; diversity, equity and inclusion; sustainability; and the built and natural environment.

Academic Affairs

•    Office of Faculty Development
The Office of Faculty Development (OFD) seeks a Fellow to work with the Associate Provost for Faculty Development and the Director of Faculty Development to conduct internal research and develop programming related to either (i) local institutional climate and belonging, including supporting inclusive, healthy and productive departments, (ii) faculty retention or (iii) faculty development needs identified by the applicant. The Fellow will additionally assist with offering signature OFD programming and special projects.

•    Provost’s Office
The Provost’s Office has three priority areas for a potential CLF, with mentorship provided by the Provost’s Leadership team: faculty equity and inclusion (with the new Senior Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice); flexible learning; and programmatic development for the Mt Ida campus.

•    Open Area
Applicants may propose an area within Academic Affairs and suggest mentors to support their fellowship year. Within Academic Affairs, past fellows have been placed with a wide range of senior mentors, including the Provost, the Dean of the Graduate School, the Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts, the Sr. Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education, the Vice Provost for Faculty Development, and the Associate Provost and Director of the International Programs Office.

Eligibility: Full-time tenured faculty, full-time senior lecturers, and full-time librarians on continuing appointments.

To apply: Submit the following to by Wednesday, February 1, 2023

•    Cover letter describing your interests in one of the proposal areas defined above

•    Summary of career goals or leadership trajectory related to your interests

•    Current CV

For more information or for a consultation about the Chancellor's Leadership Fellowship program, please contact Senior Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs Michelle Budig: