The Leadership for the Advancement of Women Faculty Program is a nine-month cohort-based leadership development experience for women faculty members at Georgia State University. The program seeks to empower current and emerging women leaders who are committed to self-discovery, lifelong learning, career advancement, and leading from where they are.
Application at the bottom of the page.
The mission of the Leadership for the Advancement of Women Faculty Program is to provide leadership development for current women faculty to prepare them as future leaders at GSU and in the world of higher education to close the gender gap in the academy.
Program Objectives and Curriculum
The Leadership for the Advancement of Women Faculty Program will enhance the leadership skills and competencies of participants, while introducing them to the broader GSU community and higher education in general.
The curriculum will:
- Provide participants with greater knowledge of GSU, its structure, mission, and vision
- Increase the participants’ understanding of higher education and the issues facing university leaders
- Give participants a better understanding of personal strengths and weaknesses
- Strengthen participants’ commitment to improving the University climate to ensure an open, welcoming, and inclusive environment for all
- Provide a leadership mentor for each participant
- Educate participants about budgets and financing at a public institution
- Offer participants an opportunity to engage in team building experiences
- Prepare participants for mentoring roles
Full-time women who hold faculty rank from any discipline are eligible with the exception of limited term faculty. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.
Successful candidates will:
- Demonstrate the skills, potential and aspiration to be leaders in higher education
- Be at a point in their career where this program will be most beneficial
- Have the support and commitment of their departments to participate fully
- Have the desire to further develop their skills, knowledge, and abilities
- Be committed to participating in a mentoring relationship
To apply the applicant will:
- Submit an online application
- Provide a personal statement of interest in the program
- Curriculum vitae
- Bio sketch (100 words or less)
- Three letters of recommendation and support
- A GSU colleague
- Department chair (If applicable)
- Dean or designee
The application process will be open from April 1, 2021 to May 15, 2021.
A selection committee will review application materials and invite strong applicants for in-person interviews. The interviews consider the overall strength of the applicant, with specific attention to leadership characteristics, skills, diversity, and academic and experiential backgrounds. Applicants will be notified of the results by June 15.
The selection committee consists five members with at least four holding a faculty position.
- Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs
- One member from the FAC committee (and an alternate in case of conflicts)
- Three Advancement of Women Advisory Committee members (two with faculty rank)
|Orientation (Short 1-2 hour meeting with ice breaker)|
Program Welcome and Overview
Leadership at GSU – Provost
A Review of higher education demographics in leadership for women
How the University Works: Overview of University Operations
Review of Assessment
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Available Shadowing Opportunities
Work Life Balance
Issues in Higher Education
Dealing with Difficult People: Conflict Management
Dealing with crisis – table top exercises
Negotiation and Assertiveness
Panel Discussion from women in higher education
Career Development Plan Going Forward
Transformational & Servant Leadership
|May 1||Wrap Up and Graduation|