Promotion Cohorts

Reach the finish line

2018 IAS Promotion Cohort

  • Heather Marie Akou, Department of Apparel Merchandising and Design
  • Barbara Dennis, Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology
  • Lessie Jo Frazier, Department of Gender Studies
  • Minjeong Kim, Department of Apparel Merchandising
  • Sarah Knott, Department of History
  • Rebecca Manring, Departments of Religious Studies and Dhar India Studies Program
  • Diane Reilly, Department of Art History
  • Bret Rothstein, Department of Art History
  • Sarah J. Young, Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies

Rationale

Promotional Cohorts are designed to help associate professors focus explicitly on the goal of promotion to full professor.

A small faculty working group, typically interdisciplinary, will meet on a regular basis to benefit from mutual feedback and support in working towards this common goal with support from the IAS.

Organization

Associate professors will be grouped according to the year in which they intend to come up for promotion.

The fall semester Cohort will use the semester for a series of informational meetings and discussion about topics of interest, such as CV revision, using the online dossier program, etc. In the spring semester, members of the Cohort will work on their research, teaching, and service statements. The IAS will arrange for a former college, school, or university promotion committee member to review a draft of each cohort member’s statements and provide detailed feedback.

Selection

The IAS invites associate professors to self-nominate for these promotion cohorts. We ask them to take seriously the commitment to come up for promotion in the year specified. Selected participants will commit to providing two brief status updates on their progress toward promotion preparation over the course of the year and promise to attend Cohort meetings and prepare feedback for Cohort colleagues.

Selected participants will be required to sign agreements to provide status updates on progress toward promotion preparation, attend Cohort meetings, and prepare feedback for Cohort members. Cohort members who do not uphold the terms of the agreement as described above may be asked to leave the Cohort program and forfeit the balance of the research funds. 

Award

Each member will receive $800 for research expenses such as copyright fees, illustrations, travel, or research assistant hours.

How to apply

The IAS will select four to five faculty per cohort based on the feasibility of their plan and timeline and the potential usefulness of IAS support.

Applicants should complete the following steps and submit required documents as one PDF file.

Required Documents:

  • Promotion Cohort coversheet 

Download application

  • A brief plan for preparing for promotion
    • Tasks needing to be completed
    • Timeline for completing those tasks
    • Assessment of feasibility of plan
    • A brief statement of what the applicant most needs to get out participating in the cohort
  • Selected CV
    • Two-three pages maximum

Apply:

  1. Save all required documents listed above as one PDF file with your last name, first name, "promo-cohort", and year seperated by dashes.
    • Example file name: smith-john-promo-cohort-2017.PDF
  2. View latest award deadlines
  3. Submit application as an attachment to ias@indiana.edu