Syracuse University — Future Professors Fellow


Position Description:
The Syracuse University Future Professors Fellowship Program is designed to support scholars from underrepresented minority groups on their path to becoming faculty members. The fellowship will provide financial support salary, benefits, and professional development of selected fellows for two years. Applicants will select a mentor among highly competitive and productive faculty members. Six positions are available beginning August 15, 2022 or later.

Applicants must hold a terminal degree in any academic field, particularly in engineering or other STEM fields. Scholars with interdisciplinary teaching and research interests are also encouraged to apply.

This fellowship program is designed to provide fellows with professional mentoring and research training under the guidance of outstanding faculty. Fellows will conduct research and/or creative work in their chosen field of study in collaboration with one or more Syracuse University faculty members. Fellows also will teach one course per year to gain teaching experience, in the area of their scholarly expertise. In addition to teaching and research, fellows will have the opportunity to mentor undergraduate and graduate students. Funds are available to support professional development, including conference travel.

To apply, candidates should submit the following to

  • A cover letter describing background, research interests and experience, passion to become a faculty member, and goals and activities that will facilitate becoming a faculty member.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • A teaching statement that describes teaching interest and preparation, plans for teaching during the appointment period, and proposed course to teach.
  • Contact information for three references who will be contacted for letters of recommendation.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Apply at (

Position Start Date: August 15, 2022 or later

Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.