ADVANCE Administrative Fellows Program

The ADVANCE Administrative Fellows Program is part of UTRGV’s National Science Foundation ADVANCE grant, Attracting and Nurturing Women Faculty at a Hispanic-Serving Institution. While the goal of the NSF ADVANCE grant is to increase the representation and advancement of female faculty in STEM (science, technology, mathematics, and engineering) fields, we encourage the participation of all tenured and tenure-track faculty—regardless of gender, college, or academic discipline—who have successfully completed the ADVANCE Leadership Institute.  The ADVANCE Administrative Fellows Program is designed to complement the ADVANCE Leadership Institute by providing faculty members the opportunity to gain hands-on administrative experience at UTRGV that will allow them to develop their leadership skills. We have had between three (3) and five (5) ADVANCE Administrative Fellows positions since the 2013-14 academic year.

The ADVANCE Administrative Fellows assume the duties as detailed by their respective administrators, and will mainly be responsible for coordinating the initiatives/activities associated with that particular administrative office. In return for their service, these Fellows will receive a 9-month stipend in the amount of $4,000. Depending on the nature/extent of the expected duties, teaching release time (up to one course per semester) may be negotiated as appropriate.

The Fellows are expected to have excellent interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills. To be eligible, the Fellows must have graduated from the ADVANCE Leadership Institute. Due to the limited number of positions, we request that interested faculty send an email to including:

  1. A completed application form (attached)
  2. A one-page Statement of Interest
  3. A current CV; and
  4. A brief letter of support from the faculty member’s Department Chair or Dean.

We expect that the application process for the next academic year will open in the summer. 

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