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Faculty Associates

Definitions and Expectations of IDSL Faculty Associates and Instructional Faculty Associates

Faculty Associates comprise the pool of faculty who serve as independent study mentors and internship faculty advisors to IDSL students.

Instructional Faculty Associates comprise the pool of faculty to teach courses in the IDSL program including Research Methods in Interdisciplinary Studies (IDST 250) and/or Senior Seminar in Interdisciplinary Studies (IDST 497). Instructional Faculty Associates (with the exception of adjunct faculty) may also elect to serve as Faculty Associates and be included in the pool of faculty to serve as independent study mentors and internship faculty advisors to IDSL students.

Both Faculty Associates and Instructional Faculty Associates are expected to support the IDSL program and participate in IDSL activities.

Eligibility for appointment as a Faculty Associate

All fulltime T&R and AP faculty in good standing are welcome and invited to apply for status as a Faculty Associate in the IDSL program. Upon application approval (see information below), Faculty Associates will be entered into the pool of faculty to serve as independent study mentors and internship faculty advisors to IDSL students.

Eligibility for appointment as an Instructional Faculty Associate

All fulltime T&R, AP, and adjunct faculty in good standing are welcome and invited to apply for status as an Instructional Faculty Associate in the IDSL program. Upon application approval (see information below), Instructional Faculty Associates will be entered into the pool of faculty to teach courses in the IDST program including Research Methods in Interdisciplinary Studies (IDST 250) and/or Senior Seminar in Interdisciplinary Studies (IDST 497).

Application Procedures

For consideration as an IDSL Faculty Associate, individuals should submit:

1.      CV

2.      A brief description (250 word maximum) of research interests—something like a faculty profile—to be included on the website.

3.      A letter of interest detailing experience and/or interest in interdisciplinary work as well as experience and/or interest in mentoring students (500 word maximum).

For consideration as an IDSL Instructional Faculty Associate, individuals should submit:  

1.      CV

2.      A letter of interest discussing experience and/or interest in interdisciplinary work Interdisciplinary and/or relevant courses taught, and a discussion/statement of which IDST courses faculty are interested in teaching (500 word maximum).

3.      A letter from your department chair or director indicating her/his support of your teaching for the IDSL program as well as a statement indicating their ability to cover the course "lost" from your program.   

4.      Summary of quantitative and qualitative teaching evaluations from your FAR from the last 3 years (not to exceed one page).

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Application Review Procedures and Service Terms

A selection committee, comprised of the 2 social science faculty and the 2 humanities faculty serving on the IDSL Advisory board and the IDSL director, will review faculty applications. The selection committee aims to select a broad pool of Faculty Associates to best serve the needs of IDSL students. Instructional Faculty Associates will be selected based on current program needs.

Both Faculty Associates and Instructional Faculty Associates serve three year terms. Faculty interested in serving multiple terms are encouraged to apply for reappointment in their final year of service.

Current IDSL Faculty Associates

A list of current IDSL Faculty Associates can be found here.