Front row: Eric Dienstfrey (Media & Communications Studies), Adrian López-Denis (History), Ka...

New Faculty Resources and Opportunities

Welcome to Ursinus College! 

Beginning a career as a teacher-scholar at any institution can be both exhilarating and challenging, and new faculty development is one of our chief priorities at the college. We aim to support new faculty as teachers, scholars, and citizens of the college as they become part of the Ursinus community.

New Faculty Orientation

As first-year began to move onto campus in August, we also welcomed the cohort of new faculty, some of whom you’ll see featured on the Academic Affairs home page. New tenure-track faculty include Eric Takyi (Mathematics and Computer Science), Leslie New (Mathematics and Computer Science), and Kyle Beyer (Health and Exercise Physiology). Visiting faculty include Eric Dienstfrey (Media and Communication Studies), Dana Powers-Klooster (Theater and Dance), and Andrea Kauffman-Berry (Anthropology and Sociology). Orientation events included panels on inclusive pedagogy at the college, a workshop on writing across the curriculum, and visits to the Berman Museum of Art and Myrin Library. 

New Faculty Colloquium

New faculty meet weekly in the fall semester in a colloquium organized by the associate dean of the college. The colloquium introduces new faculty to teaching at Ursinus and in the liberal arts environment more generally, maintaining scholarly directions, and connecting faculty with resources, among other topics.  The colloquium provides an opportunity for new faculty to connect with colleagues in the Institute for Student Success, the Teaching and Learning Institute, the Institute for Inclusion and Equity, and other sectors of the college.

Mentoring

Tenure-track faculty are partnered with a mentor and all non-tenure-track faculty can be paired with a mentor at their request. Faculty seeking mentoring support should contact Associate Dean Meredith Goldsmith (mgoldsmith@ursinus.edu). 

Faculty Professional Development and Grant Funding

The college has a number of different sources of support for teaching and scholarship. Please consult the faculty development and grants pages, or consult the dean’s office for more information. 

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