The Office of the President is pleased to announce that we are soliciting applications for up to three Presidential Fellows, to begin in Fall 2022. These individuals will receive full reassigned time for the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters as they work to advance important institutional initiatives for CSI and CUNY. The incumbents will be expected to work 540 hours each semester (15 weeks at 35 hours each week), primarily on campus.

The Presidential Fellow for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity will be responsible, inter alia, for programming related to issues of equity at CSI and beyond. The Fellow will aggregate all DEI work on campus, develop programming for faculty and staff, and engage in related activities. The incumbent will be responsible for making recommendations related to developing curricula that are inclusive and anti-racist, and that reflect the rich cultural and socioeconomic heterogeneity of our student population. The Faculty Fellow for DEI will serve on the CSI Diversity Council, will be expected to serve as mentor to junior faculty from marginalized communities, and to ensure that issues of equity and inclusivity are addressed in the Office of Academic Affairs and in the programs and courses it offers.

The Presidential Fellow for Research Activities will be responsible, inter alia, for disseminating information to faculty as it relates to research, scholarly, and creative activities.  The incumbent will be expected to serve as Research Integrity Officer for the College and will work closely with faculty on issues such as grant writing, compliance, ethical conduct of research, and undergraduate research activities. The Fellow for Research will liaise with the Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs and serve as the primary campus interface with the CUNY Office of Research. The fellow will also collaborate with the other two incumbents in recruiting faculty to serve on a team to submit at least one HSI/MSI grant.

The Presidential Fellow for Student Success will be responsible, inter alia, for initiatives related to credit accumulation, retention efforts, degree completion, and closing equity gaps. The fellow will gain wide exposure to academic administration, by liaising with various units within Academic Affairs and beyond, and with the Central Office. The Fellow for Student Success will join a dynamic team that is committed to making data-driven decisions that will advance academic momentum, multiple pathways to degrees, continuing education, educational technology, and other issues. 

Applications from full-time members of our faculty and staff are welcome, with preference given to those who have achieved tenure or CCE. Individuals from under-represented minority groups are especially welcomed to apply.

Individuals who are interested in applying should speak to their chairperson or supervisor and submit a letter of interest outlining how they would approach the above positions, and a current curriculum vitae, to the Office of the President via email ( no later than close of business on Friday, Apr. 15.

Until next time,

Timothy G. Lynch Ph.D. (He/Him/His)