Faculty Fellow in Sustainability
Janie M. Fouke, Provost
The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce that the Provost Faculty Fellow Program will host a Faculty Fellow in Sustainability beginning in the Spring 2008 semester. The fellowship awardee will pursue a one to two year project to develop an interdisciplinary certificate/minor in sustainability and will be responsible for the following:
– Researching best practices at universities for integrating sustainability into academics, which may include the existing frameworks for certificates and minor and major courses of study;
– Collaborating with UF faculty on incorporation of sustainability into academics at UF and promoting such incorporation;
– Working with the Sustainability Committee to develop the best model (including structure and format) for academic offerings in sustainability at UF;
– Developing an implementation plan for adaptation of the best model.
During his/her anticipated one to two year team, the Faculty Fellow in Sustainability will stimulate initiatives in teaching, research, and outreach, and work in concert with the Director of the Office of Sustainability. Release time from teaching is negotiable. The Fellow in Sustainability will have access to up to $50,000 in funding per year for seed grants and other program initiatives. Applicants are encouraged to submit a two-page, double-spaced proposal for the interdisciplinary certificate/minor in sustainability and a brief curriculum vita by October 1, 2007 to Cheryl Gater, Office of the Provost, PO Box 113175, 235 Tigert Hall or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.