Mid-career Post-tenure Fellowships Awarded to Five UMass Amherst Associate Professors
The Office of Faculty Development is pleased to announce that Provost Tricia Serio has selected five UMass Amherst faculty to receive the Mid-career Post-tenure (MCPT) Fellowship for the 2023-24 academic year: Associate Professors Gülru Çakmak, Laura Furlan, Amanda Marcotte, Lauren McCarthy and Jeff Parker.
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 will be provided with one semester of release from teaching responsibilities, department obligations, and college service in accordance with Article 15.16 of the collective bargaining agreement between UMass Amherst and the Massachusetts Society of Professors.
2023-24 MCPT Fellowship Recipients:
Gülru Çakmak - associate professor, history of art and architecture, College of Humanities and Fine Arts
Laura M. Furlan - associate professor and director of American studies, English, College of Humanities and 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 and Behavioral Sciences
Jeff Parker - associate professor and MFA program director, English, College of Humanities and Fine Arts