The SUNY PRODiG Fellowship Consortium represents a collaborative effort of the thirteen comprehensive colleges in the SUNY system. The program consists of a three-pronged approach to increase faculty diversity on our campuses.
- First, it will introduce early-career diverse faculty that might not otherwise have considered our type of institution to the advantages of a SUNY comprehensive college.
- Second, it will provide outstanding mentorship and support to increase future success and retention.
- Third, it will increase opportunities for existing faculty and students to work with WSTEM and URM early career faculty, thus enriching each campus and creating a collaborative network across the state.
PRODiG Fellowship Consortium is a pipeline building program for ABD or post-doctoral candidates seeking an opportunity to work at a regional comprehensive campus like Oneonta for two-year fellowships. The initiative creates a more robust pathway into the academe for historically under-represented minority faculty and women in STEM fields. The PRODiG Fellowship Initiative is a model program designed to increase the pace of degree completion and build a more robust pipeline to the professoriate.
The Comprehensive Colleges of the State University of New York system (SUNY) invite applications for the PRODiG Pre/Post-Doctoral Fellowship.
Eligible candidates include late-stage ABDs or post-docs who are from underrepresented minorities and/or women of all races in STEM fields.
PRODiG Fellows will receive a two-year non-renewable contract, travel allowances, summer research stipends, moving expenses, and reduced teaching load. Annual compensation is competitive. Fellows will be paired with a senior campus faculty member to help facilitate integration and support. They will be a part of a larger cohort of PRODiG Fellows across the SUNY system who will meet (both face-to-face and virtually) throughout the two-year fellowship. The fellowship is open to a wide range of disciplines.
Application review will begin January 27, 2021, for rolling admission. Additional information will be provided upon hire, including details on a scheduled retreat.
The PRODiG Fellowship Initiative brings new talent to the thirteen teacher-centered comprehensive campuses. Fellows can build their teaching skills and portfolios during their fellowship at a comprehensive sector campus. This preparation will build the "next-generation" of faculty. Both ABDs and post-docs may be part of the program. Both will receive similar support to ensure success post-fellowship.
SUNY's PRODiG Fellowship Initiative will provide:
- Intentional support toward degree completion over two years for each PRODiG Fellow
- Teaching experience in disciplines within the candidate's field of expertise
- Faculty mentorship and professional development in teaching and first-year review
- Networking with other fellows and faculty and collaboration across the consortium
- Annual PRODiG future faculty conferences
- Two-year non-renewable contracts with competitive compensation
- Funding for Professional Development
- A generous stipend for summer research/creative activity
- A moving expense allowance
Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited doctoral program in the U.S. or have completed an accredited doctoral program and be authorized to work in the U.S.
To be eligible, the applicant must have an approved dissertation proposal and have advanced to candidate status at their home institution (or have completed their dissertation). Post-doctoral applicants are also encouraged to apply.
Successful candidates will show evidence of outstanding academic achievement and promise as teachers and scholars. Candidates should have a capacity to respond in pedagogically productive ways to the learning needs of diverse students attending a comprehensive college.
Applicants should submit the following materials:
- a current C.V.;
- a letter of intent describing the applicant's interest in teaching at a comprehensive college; and
- a letter from the dissertation advisor commenting on the applicant’s performance, potential, and expected time to degree.
Applicants should review the websites of each comprehensive college for academic programs and campus locations. Within their letter of intent, applicants should include three to five campus preferences.
Submit all application materials and questions to the Provost’s Office at: Lisa.Keaney@oneonta.edu