Summer Institute on Tenure & Professional Advancement

The Summer Institute on Tenure and Professional Advancement (SITPA) at Duke University is a mentoring and professional socialization initiative that facilitates the successful transition from junior faculty status to tenured associate professor for a broad group of early career faculty. Open to faculty members in their first or second year in a tenure track position in an accredited U.S. based college or university, who are from underrepresented groups or otherwise support the diversity missions of their institutions, SITPA seeks to help remedy the persistent underrepresentation of various racial and ethnic minority groups on the faculties of U.S. colleges and universities.

Program

SITPA is a two-year program that includes:

  • A required 3 day workshop on earning tenure, held on Duke's campus August 6-8, 2017
  • 24 months of mentoring from a senior faculty in your discipline
  • Consultations on select research and/or teaching projects
  • Teaching and Research Grants

Eligibility

Untenured faculty entering their first or second year in a tenure-track position in an accredited U.S. based college or university, who are from underrepresented groups or who otherwise support the diversity missions of their institutions, are eligible to apply.