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PRODiG Fellowship Opportunity

SUNY Geneseo is pleased to participate in the SUNY PRODiG Fellowship Consortia as part of its efforts to increase the representation of historically underrepresented faculty in its nationally-recognized student-focused community.

Increasing Faculty Diversity

The PRODiG (Promoting Recruiting Opportunity, Diversity, Inclusion and Growth) Fellowship Consortia represents a collaborative effort of SUNY's thirteen comprehensive colleges (Brockport, Buffalo State, Cortland, Empire State, Fredonia, Geneseo, New Paltz, Old Westbury, Oneonta, Oswego, Plattsburgh, Potsdam, and Purchase) to increase faculty diversity on their campuses through a three-pronged approach:

  1. Introduce early-career diverse faculty that might not otherwise have considered our type of institution to the advantages of a SUNY comprehensive college.
  2. Provide outstanding mentorship and support to increase future success and retention.
  3. Increase opportunities for existing faculty and students to work with WSTEM (women faculty of all races in STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics]) and historically underrepresented early career faculty, thus enriching each comprehensive college campus and creating a collaborative network across New York State.

The Consortia collaboratively developed the PRODiG Pre/Post-Doctoral Fellowship in 2019 as a program that would support and provide experience and mentorship to successful ABD (all but dissertation) and recent postdoc applicants from a wide range of fields prior to their being hired into a tenure line, increasing their success and retention on the same, or different, comprehensive college campus.

Successful PRODiG Fellow candidates show evidence of outstanding academic achievement and promise as teachers and scholars and have a capacity to respond in pedagogically productive ways to the learning needs of diverse students attending a comprehensive college.

Supporting PRODiG Fellows

To ensure their post-fellowship success, PRODiG Fellows are provided mentorship/support by the SUNY Comprehensive Colleges, including the following:

  • Regularly and meaningful mentorship, especially on how to monitor service responsibilities. 
  • A maximum of half-time teaching (discipline- and content-specific and emphasis on support).
  • Pedagogical mentorship and professional development.
  • Opportunity to co-teach, for those with no teaching experience.
  • Support for ABD fellows in finishing their degree.
  • Support for postdoc fellows in research, writing, and publishing.
  • Support for job search.

PRODiG Fellows receive a two-year non-renewable contract, travel allowances, summer research stipends, moving expenses, reduced teaching load, and competitive compensation. Fellows are paired with a campus senior faculty member to help facilitate integration and support. Fellows also become part of a larger cohort of PRODiG Fellows across the SUNY system who meet (both virtually and face-to-face) throughout their two-year fellowship. Meet the Fellows.

Accepting Applications

The SUNY PRODiG Fellowship Consortia is now accepting applications for the next PRODiG Pre/Post-Doctoral Fellowship cohort.

To be eligible for the PRODiG Fellowship, the applicant must

  • be authorized to work in the U.S. and either
    • be enrolled in an accredited doctoral program in the U.S. and have an approved dissertation proposal and advanced-to-candidate status at their home institution, or have completed their dissertation, or
    • have recently completed an accredited doctoral program.

If you would like to be considered for the PRODiG Fellowship, please fill in the application (a SUNY Brockport hosted page). The following documents will need to be uploaded in PDF or Word format: 

  • a current CV and
  • a cover letter addressing your qualifications for the fellowship, your areas of interest and expertise, and how you meet the criteria of the program.

As part of the application, you will need to indicate the SUNY Comprehensive College campuses (see links above) where you would like to work. A letter of reference describing your aptitude and readiness to be a SUNY Fellow will also need to be sent separately (to the email address provided in the application).

We encourage you to consider Geneseo first! 

 

This web page was created on 15 December 2020 and updated on 5 February 2021.