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Lehigh ADVANCE and the Provost Office wish to encourage recently promoted associate professors to develop plans for demonstrating leadership in their careers in ways that make individual sense for optimum career success and satisfaction.  Through surveys and focus groups, Lehigh ADVANCE has learned that women STEM faculty at Lehigh do not equate the achievement of leadership solely with assuming a university administrative position.  Rather, they subscribe to a broader interpretation of leadership that includes the attainment of prominence in research, scholarship, teaching and service within their professional disciplines. 

Therefore, in Spring 2013, we are funding a pilot program for all recently tenured and promoted women associate professors (first three years) and STEM women through years four and five.  This pilot program can accommodate this broader interpretation of leadership by providing support and structure for engaging in opportunities toward achieving such leadership aspirations. This pilot program will run concurrently with college and university reassessments of tenure and promotion requirements which will include exploring how to define, value, and reward leadership as well as service and interdisciplinarity.

Qualifying associate professors will choose a mentor and with that mentor develop, monitor, and execute a resourced plan of action which will facilitate the realization of individual leadership aspirations to support an overall plan to pursue promotion to full professor. Your mentor should be familiar with the requirements for promotion to full professor for your research area; for some people two mentors may make the most sense.

Leadership Development Proposals will be accepted starting March 15, 2014.

Proposals should be submitted to Janele Krzywicki (jak511@lehigh.edu)

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