The College of the Environment Junior Faculty Development Program is aimed at supporting junior faculty in their professional development as they build their scholarly and teaching careers. Each tenure-track Assistant Professor is eligible for the award, granted by the College of the Environment in partnership with its departments and schools. The award consists of one faculty development quarter (one quarter with no assigned teaching responsibilities) and one month of summer salary or the equivalent in research support. During the faculty development quarter the faculty member is not on formal leave and is expected to remain in residence to fulfill other faculty duties. The Junior Faculty Development Program will be limited to one award for each junior faculty member, which must be used prior to the awarding of tenure.

Requests¬†for each award are submitted to the Dean’s Office by the department chair/school director on behalf of the eligible faculty member.