Chancellor's Academic Fellows


The Chancellor’s Academic Fellows program is intended to assist mid-career and senior faculty who have an interest and/or talent in administration. It will allow faculty to explore senior administration without taking a break from their teaching and research.


Fellows have the opportunity to intern for an academic year with the Chancellor or Provost and  Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.  Selection will be made later this semester, and the internship will be during the 2018-2019 academic year. Applications are due by May 18, 2018.  Beginning in August, fellows will spend time with senior administrators at the university exploring the work and challenges of administration. They will meet once a month with the Chancellor’s Executive Committee to get a general overview of all the major units of the university and will be afforded exposure to different academic leadership styles and insight into senior decision processes.


All applicants must be tenured full, University or Distinguished Professors who have been at the University of Arkansas for at least three (3) years.  Applicants should be able to demonstrate an interest and/or talent for administration.

Criteria for Selection

A maximum of two fellows will be selected by May 31, 2018.  The fellowship will be for the 2018-2019 academic year.  Only tenured full professors are eligible for this fellowship.  Selection of the Chancellor’s Fellows will be based upon the merit and need of the proposal submitted as part of the application.

How to Apply

Interested full professors should submit a letter of interest and current vita.  Applications should be endorsed by the faculty’s chair/head.  If a chair is applying, the endorsement will be from the dean. The letter of interest must include an outline for a project or proposal that the fellow would like to complete as a result of this opportunity.  All application materials are to be submitted electronically: Applications are due May 18, 2018.


A stipend of $5,000, per semester (Fall/Spring), will be given to the academic unit from which the faculty member is selected.  This stipend is to cover one class if the candidate chooses to apply for release time.  This stipend can also be used to help support the candidate’s research agenda if there is no reduction in teaching load.