Engaged Scholarship Mentors

The Engaged Scholarship Mentor Program (ESMP) offers experienced faculty the opportunity to help formally guide and mentor junior faculty members and/or tenured faculty who have less experience with engaged scholarship approaches. ES Mentors will work closely with the Engaged Learning Fellows (ELFs) and the Engaged Scholarship Research Grant awardees. Funding and other support for ES Mentors is being provided through the Office of the Provost and the Engaged Scholarship Committee at the University of Memphis.

The Engaged Scholarship Committee is currently seeking applications. Application information is available here.

The deadline for applying is Monday, February 29, 2016 at 5 pm.

The ES Mentor Program is open to faculty from all Colleges and Departments with a successful record of doing Engaged Scholarship and using Engaged Learning in their work with students. Faculty interested in becoming an ES Mentor should demonstrate characteristics that are in line with successful mentor-mentee relationships, including being responsive to the needs of mentees, an ability to initialize goal-setting based on the needs of the mentee, and a willingness to share their successful tenure portfolios focusing on ES work). ES Mentors will serve for 1 year and run from May 2016-May 2017. Faculty who are selected as ES Mentors and fulfill their responsibilities will receive a stipend of $1500. Stipends can be used for extra faculty compensation or faculty conference travel.

If you have questions about the ES Mentor Program, please contact Katherine Lambert-Pennington (almbrtpn@memphis.edu or 678-2080) or Nicole Thompson (nlthmpsn@memphis.edu or 678-2459).