University Fellows Program

The University Fellows program cultivates faculty development and academic leadership by deepening selected faculty members' understanding of issues related to Bucknell's mission, priorities, governance and operations, as well as the challenges and opportunities facing Bucknell and all of higher education.

Each year, six to eight tenured faculty are selected to serve as fellows for two years. The fellows meet about eight times throughout the academic year. Guest speakers in leadership positions at Bucknell and beyond engage with the fellows around topics important to higher education leadership and administration.

Eligibility Information

Faculty who have received tenure at least two years prior to application and who are not scheduled to be away on sabbatical during the fellowship term are eligible to apply. Applicants who may be on sabbatical but who will generally remain in the area and be available for full participation may also apply.

College deans and others are encouraged to discuss this opportunity with those they believe to be strong candidates for the program. The provost and president select fellows with input from the college deans. Given the limited number of faculty fellow positions, applicants who are not initially selected are encouraged to reapply in future years.

How to Apply

Candidates should submit the following materials:

  • A statement addressing the goals the applicant desires to achieve through participation, the applicant's demonstrated record for contributing to the life of the institution, and the applicant's interest in future opportunities to contribute to the University in leadership positions (as department chair, associate dean, dean, associate provost, committee chair, etc.).
  • A written endorsement from their college dean.

Applications have closed for the 2019-2021 cohort. For information about applying for a future fellow position, contact:

Kerin Goecke, administrative assistant to the president

University Fellows

Contact Details

Office of the President


220 Marts Hall