Fellowship in Higher Education Leadership

The hallmark of this Fellowship is collaborative mentorship. This means Fellows help carry out the vision of the Dean, and also contribute their own ideas to the Graduate School. The access and training it gives GSAS students is unparalleled.

Naila Smith and Joe Vukov - GSAS Fellows
To date, Fellows have been involved in activities including:

Call for Applications

GSAS Ph.D. candidates who are interested in exploring careers in higher education leadership are invited to apply for the 2017-18 Fellowship in Higher Education Leadership.

The Fellowship offers an exciting opportunity to engage with strategic initiatives in higher education, both within the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and across Fordham University. GSAS Fellows benefit from rigorous, collegial mentoring. Indeed, an emerging hallmark of the Fellowship is the unparalleled experience Fellows gain by shadowing a senior member of GSAS administration. Our Fellows gain an insider’s perspective on how a graduate school operates, as well as the opportunity to contribute to the school’s daily functions and its long-term vision.

Each Fellow’s role is tailored to match the interests and skills of the Fellow with current GSAS initiatives. Fellows also have opportunities to better the social and academic lives of graduate students at Fordham by assisting in the development of new policies and supporting the development of new student development and professionalization programs. Past Fellows have helped launch GSAS Futures, develop a new Preparing Future Faculty program, coordinate the inaugural dissertation/thesis boot camp, support Fordham’s Middle States reaccreditation activities, and develop the new GSAS strategic plan under the Continuous University Strategic Planning (CUSP) framework.

GSAS will be offering two Fellowships for the 2017-18 academic year. The Fellowship requires 8-10 hours per week and offers a stipend of $5400/semester. Applicants must be enrolled in a Ph.D. program in the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and have completed all required course work by the end of the spring 2017 semester.

Interested students should send a letter of interest and current CV to gsasdean@fordham.edu by Friday, May 26; interviews will be held shortly thereafter. For specific questions about the Fellowship, please feel free to contact the current GSAS Higher Education Leadership Fellows, Susan Kibe at skibe@fordham.edu and/or Justin Pool at jpool1@fordham.edu.

Fellowship Description

The Fellowship is an exciting opportunity to engage with the challenges (and delights) of higher education administration. Fellows work closely with senior staff members, and benefit from rigorous, collegial mentoring. They gain an insider's perspective on the day-to-day workings of a graduate school, and have opportunities to better the social and academic lives of graduate students at Fordham.

Each year's Fellowship is tailor-made: when setting the agenda for each year's Fellow, GSAS seeks to match its current initiatives with the strengths, interests, and skills of the Fellow. An emerging hallmark of the Fellowship is the unparalleled experience Fellows gain by shadowing a senior member of GSAS administration. The Fellowship balances intensive and purposeful mentoring with meaningful participation. For example, Fellows assist in the development of new policies and support the development of new programs.

The Fellowship is paid, and requires 8-10 hours a week.