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Call for applications: Academic Leadership Program


October 9, 2020 | Sophia Ramos

The Institute for the Arts and Humanities Announces a Call for 2021-2022 Academic Leadership Program Applications

The Tyson Academic Leadership Program (ALP) was established in 2002 to help prepare and support current and emerging academic leaders throughout the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Eight Fellows are selected annually to learn about the principles and organization of UNC, and of higher education in general, and to develop leadership skills, clarify their career commitments, build a leadership network within the campus, and extend their contacts to other leaders beyond the University. Many past ALP Fellows have gone on to important leadership posts, including Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz, Dean of the College and Arts and Sciences Terry Ellen Rhodes, Dean of Kenan-Flagler Business School Douglas Shackelford, Chair of Communications Patricia Parker, and Director of the Center for Health Equity Research Giselle Corbie-Smith.

Rooted in the humanities, the ALP takes leadership beyond traditional skills development by also growing the interpersonal skills of leaders and building their capacity for introspection, emotional intelligence, and moral courage, while also fostering a community of peers through the fellowship program.

ALP Fellows must be tenured faculty or fixed-term faculty members with at least seven years of service at UNC in a primarily instructional role. Because the program requires a significant time commitment, a flexible-use stipend of $5,000 will be provided to each participant.

The deadline to apply for the 2021-2022 Academic Leadership Program is Friday, October 30 at 11:59 p.m. All applicants are required to submit an online application and have two recommendations sent on their behalf. For more information and the application, please visit the program page.


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