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The Baruch College Faculty Handbook

Faculty Fellowship Publications Program 2015

Last updated on 1/20/2015

Sponsored by CUNY's Office for Recruitment & Diversity and the University Office for Human Resource Management 

Faculty Fellowship Publications Program 2015

Program for the Design and Execution of Scholarly Publications


In keeping with the University’s commitment to diversity, the University Office of Special Projects, Office of the Dean for Recruitment & Diversity, will sponsor the Faculty Fellowship Publications Program (FFPP).  This is a University-wide initiative designed to assist full-time untenured CUNY junior faculty (Assistant Professors) in the design and execution of scholarly writing projects essential to progress toward tenure. These writing projects may include articles for juried journals as well as books for scholarly presses and creative writing projects. This program provides three credit hours of course release for the spring semester, a discipline based writing group, and the guidance of a senior faculty member.

Faculties working on creative and non-traditional scholarship are welcome to apply.       

This year's program is limited to faculty from the following disciplines:

  • Area and Ethnic Studies
  • Creative Writing
  • Film and Media
  • English
  • Ethnic and Gender Studies
  • Humanities
  • Education
  • Social Sciences.


The applicant must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Must be an untenured Assistant Professor hired on a tenure track line, on or between September 2008 and September 2013
  • Must be Employed full-time for at least one academic year in the current title
  • Be reappointed for the academic year 2014-2015
  • Must have an earned doctorate or qualifying Master’s degree (e.g., MFA);
  • Must have a letter of endorsement from the College Provost/Dean of Faculty and from the Department Chairperson supporting the reassigned time. 

Note:  Past participants of the program will not be considered. 


Each selected faculty member's work will be discussed and reviewed at regularly scheduled seminar-type meetings, led by a senior-level faculty mentor. The program requires participants to support each other in all phases of publication preparation through constructive commentary.  The group mentor is also available for individual consultation. 

The program is expected to begin in January 2010 throughout the spring semester.  Three (3) credit hours of reassigned time will be given to the selected participants. 

Selected faculty will participate in an intensive orientation in December 2009. During the spring semester, group meetings and subsequent one-on-one meetings with the mentor will provide continued support for the writing projects. Participants must be available for group meetings, which will be held on the first and third Friday of each month of the spring 2009 semester.




If you would like to apply for this program, please send the items listed below by mail no later than October 30, 2009 to: 

The City University of New York
Office for Recruitment & Diversity
Faculty Fellowship Publication Program
535 East 80th Street, 4th Floor
New York, New York 10075 

  • Cover letter (on campus letterhead if possible) giving the following: 
  • Name, Campus, Rank and Department
  • Date of Initial Full-time Appointment as Assistant Professor
  • Home Address, Telephone Numbers, and E-mail address
  • 100 word abstract of proposed project for FFPP
  • 3 to 5 page project proposal;
  • A current curriculum vita;
  • A letter of endorsement from your Department Chair and Provost supporting the reassigned time
  • Four (4) copies of all of the above (1-4).


CUNY’s Protected Class Members are Particularly Encouraged to Apply.