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Our faculty are intellectual leaders, pathbreaking scholars, and dedicated teachers who are redefining the liberal arts and sciences for the 21st century. Through their research and scholarship, they push disciplines to collaborate, evolve and respond to new needs and questions.

Our faculty create the space to tackle both uncomfortable questions and uncomfortable answers. As mentors, they model an increasingly diverse set of cultures, perspectives, and experiences to guide our student body.

Faculty diversity is critical to the advancement of academic excellence across all fields. Recruiting, retaining, and engaging faculty of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and identities in every program and across the leadership of the College requires intentional effort and innovative approaches.

Mentorship Clusters

In 2020 Emory College convened “mentorship clusters” for early career faculty on both tenure track and lecture track appointments. These small groups are led by senior faculty mentors from across the College with the goal of enhancing professional development and forging connections among Emory faculty colleagues at a similar career stages across academic fields.

Mentorship clusters for recently tenured Associate Professors are planned with the dual goals of professional development, community building and deepening our leadership pipeline. To lead or join a mentorship cluster, email the Office of Faculty.
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Service, Citizenship, Engagement: Get Involved

As citizens of individual academic departments and programs, the College, and the University, we are eager to help every faculty member identify meaningful spheres of engagement and service. For instance, the Office for Undergraduate Education offers multiple opportunities for faculty to work closely with Emory College students via enhanced mentorship, research opportunities, and other service through multiple OUE programs.
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Race and Ethnicity General Education Requirement

Beginning in Fall 2021, all new incoming first-year Emory College students will be required to complete one course before they graduate that fulfills the Race & Ethnicity (RER) General Education Requirement (GER).

The Race & Ethnicity courses and the scholarship of our faculty in this area already form an important facet of the liberal arts education that Emory College provides. These GER courses provide students with a variety of holistic opportunities to consider racial, ethnic, and cultural dynamics; political, economic, and social exclusions; and social difference, inequality, and identity.

Interested in developing future courses? Contact OUE Faculty Support.

Department Chair Leadership Workshops

Each year the College Dean’s office offers our department chairs professional leadership development through a series of sessions that include: inclusive approaches to meeting structures, supporting faculty mentorship, interpersonal skill building for work with faculty and staff, merit review, etc., all anchored in the principles of DEI. This work expands the enhanced structures within our faculty search process to yield diverse, excellent faculty hires, and extends within a multi-pronged approach to faculty mentorship.