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Faculty Opportunities from the CAS Dean’s Office

The following opportunities are currently available to faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Click on the links below to learn more about eligibility, application deadlines, and the scope of each program.

Dean's Initiatives

The college offers several internal grant programs to support faculty excellence and teaching innovation.

Faculty Development Programs

The Faculty Development Program (FDP) is designed to support the development and promotion of tenure-track, tenured and professional track faculty.

  • Junior Faculty: This track introduces participants to the resources of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD), as well as other practical tips and information needed to be successful in their research, teaching, and service endeavors.
  • Mid-Career Faculty: To help associate professors prepare for promotion to full, this track covers a range of topics, including productivity, work-life balance, strategic planning, networking, assessment of promotion criteria, and identifying good mentors.
  • College of Arts and Sciences Faculty of Color Network: The Faculty of Color Network provides an empowering space for CAS faculty – tenure-track and professional faculty – who belong to one or more under-represented ethnic and/or racial communities to build and maintain a fulfilling career in the academy. If you would like to join the CAS Faculty of Color Network, please contact Brianna Ashford-Carroll ( in the Office of the Dean. 

McCausland Foundation Programs

The McCausland Foundation programs allow the college to enhance the student experience by cultivating and retaining talented faculty, attracting visiting scholars and supporting innovation.

  • Visiting Scholars: Supports temporary appointments of scholars and researchers with a focus on visiting scholars whose specific research and teaching expertise can augment current course offerings in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS).


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